Fred Savage would probably like to deck Deadpool's halls right about now. For Once Upon a Deadpool, the PG-13 cut of Deapdool 2, the Merc with a Mouth "kidnapped" Savage to recreate an iconic scene out of The Princess Bride. Per the trailer for the upcoming re-release, Deadpool held Savage prisoner, until such time he was able to retell the sequel's story "through the prism of childhood innocence" -- and Savage isn't too happy about it.
Speaking to CBR, Savage offered some insight into what it was like to be held captive by the man in the big red suit (Deadpool, not the other one). He shared his personal review of the movie and revealed how buying a ticket supports the Fudge Cancer charity campaign. He also weighed in on the film's best moment, his favorite Golden Girl and more.
CBR: Have you managed to escape from Deadpool yet?
Savage: I've been let go! I've been let go. Thankfully, out, but who knows? You know, I was going about my life before and this happened, so I don't know if it's behind me or what.
Tell me a little about how you got involved in the project.
Well, I wish I knew! Ryan [Reynolds] called me and told me he had this idea and it sounded interesting and, before we could continue our conversation, I ended up on set. It was very disconcerting, to say the least.
See, the only things I know about Deadpool are what he's allowed everyone to see on screen. What's the real Deadpool story? What's he like in-person?
Way worse. Not nearly as charming as you'd think. All that wit and kind of like that rake's charm that he has on screen is really nothing like he is in real life.
Has Deadpool let you meet any of his friends yet?
No! He's a lone wolf!
So it was just you and Deadpool, one-on-one, the whole time?
Just me and Deadpool.
What was that like?
Did you ever get a chance to meet with Ryan Reynolds while you were there?
Oh, sure! Yeah. Yeah, Ryan was there. [laughs] Sure, sure.
How does he compare?
Yeah, hard to separate the man from the Deadpool, I'll be honest.
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