Ryan Reynolds gets real about the first 6 months of fatherhood

2016-01-29 06:00

Los Angeles - Ryan Reynolds thought he "rode a unicorn to work" in the weeks after his daughter was born.

The Deadpool actor - who has 13-month-old James with wife Blake Lively - is amazed he was able to function for the first few months after he became a father because he was so sleep deprived, and admits his exhaustion caused him to "trip".

He said: "During those first six months, it's amazing that you find a way to keep going.

"You want to trip balls? Have a kid and see what it's like to be awake for a month straight. You'll have moments where you're like, 'Did I really ride a unicorn to work? I'm pretty sure I didn't, but I don't know. Was Willie Nelson cradling my testicles this morning? It probably wasn't him, but let me check his tour schedule just to be sure.'"

The 39-year-old star is devoted to his little girl but worries some of his habits are "insane".

He told the new issue of Men's Health magazine: "I still check on her in the middle of the night and put my fingers under her nose just to make sure she's still breathing.

"Is that insane? I feel like it might be a little bit insane."

Despite his busy work schedule and family life, Ryan always finds the time to stay active.

He said: "I get depressed if I don't move. I don't necessarily need to have 400 pounds on my back in the squat rack and then take a picture of myself and send it out to my Twitter followers: 'Part of the 400-pound club today.'

"I like to hike and go biking, that kind of thing. Get outside, move my body, get some fresh air pumping through my lungs. That's my idea of a workout now."

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