Brolin Admits A Reynolds Rom-Com Convinced Him to Play Cable

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How did Thanos actor Josh Brolin go about landing the role of Cable in Deadpool 2? Well, according to Brolin, a certain romantic comedy played a part in the actor's decision.

While making the press rounds for the forthcoming sequel, Brolin admitted that part of the reason he'd decided to sign on to play Cable was because he'd developed a bit of a crush on Ryan Reynolds after watching The Proposal countless times. "I was a secret fan of The Proposal, having watched it several times by myself," Brolin explained. "I told Ryan. I was like, ‘I don’t know why this is, and I don’t know what this means psychologically, behaviorally, emotionally, but I have kind of a crush on you.'"

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The Proposal, which also co-stars Sandra Bullock, follows a pushy boss (Bullock) that forces her younger assistant (Reynolds) to marry her to avoid being deported to Canada. The 2009 rom-com proved to be a smashing success, earning $317 million at the worldwide box office on a $40 million production budget, despite its 44% rating on Rotten Tomatoes. It's the typical rom-com that sees the two leads eventually fall in love, despite their continued denial of their feelings. Needless to say, not everyone is willing to accept Brolin's supposed love of the film. Especially Reynolds.

According to Reynolds, he has trouble believing that Brolin is a "sweet little angel that loves romantic comedies." As he explained, despite having Brolin repeatedly express his love of the film to him, Reynolds says he has trouble believing it because the actor is so tough. "Like, he pretends he’s, like, all sort of New Agey sometimes and all this stuff, but deep down inside I just think his heart is made of some, like, jagged chunk of Yosemite granite."

Either way, Brolin, who currently stars as Thanos in Avengers: Infinity War, looks set to leave his mark as Cable on Deadpool 2 when the film arrives later this month.

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Directed by David Leitch, Deadpool 2 features Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool, Brianna Hildebrand as Negasonic Teenage Warhead, Leslie Uggams as Blind Al, Stefan Kapičić as the voice of Colossus, and Karan Soni as Dopinder, with newcomers Zazie Beetz as Domino, Josh Brolin as Cable, Julian Dennison in an unknown role, and Jack Kesy as a villain widely thought to be Black Tom Cassidy. The film hits theaters on May 18.

(via Entertainment Weekly.)

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