“I love him as a comedian, but I think after he got super, super famous from the first D€@dpool, then things kinda changed. I think he was like, ‘See? You guys see?'”
Controversial actor and comedian T.J. Miller says he’s not interested in returning for D€@dpool 3 — or working with Ryan Reynolds ever again — even if he were asked to after the pair had a “weird moment” together on set.
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Miller, who played blunt bartender Weasel in the franchise’s first two films and has been embroiled in multiple controversies over the years, says he thinks his former costar h@tes him and recalled a time when Reynolds allegedly requested another take to belittle Miller in front of the cast and crew.
“As the character, he was, like, horrifically mean to me. But to me. As if I’m Weasel,” Miller explained on The Adam Carolla Show. “He was like, ‘You know what’s great about you, Weasel? You’re not the star, but you do just enough exposition that it’s funny, and then we can leave and get back to the real movie.'”
Miller said the jab took him by surprise. “I just kind of listened and thought it was weird, and then I got off stage because they were like, ‘Cut…?,'” he said, adding that the crew seemed uncomfortable after the scene, too.
Miller also suggested the interaction went deeper than just an onscreen dynamic. “That’s exactly why he said that,” he d**adpanned. “Because I’m not funnier than he is at all, right? And I haven’t been in more movies than him.”
Miller said the moment told him all he needed to know about Reynolds. “Would I work with him again? No. I would not work with him again,” he said, adding, “I sorta wish him well because he’s so good at D**adpool, and I think it’s weird that he h@tes me.”
The actor-comedian has courted controversy throughout his career. He was accused of s**ual a**ault by a woman in 2017, an allegation he denied. A year later, he was accused of b**llying a fellow actor on the set of his HBO series Silicon Valley, which he also denied but was written off the show. He was also ar**sted in 2018 for allegedly making a fake bomb th**eat while on board an Amtrak train, but the federal charges were later dropped, citing Miller’s past brain surgery as a factor.
Throughout the Carolla Show interview, Miller maintained that he genuinely enjoys Reynolds’ performance as the Merc with a Mouth — even if he sees him as an “insecure dude” in real life. “He’s such a good comedian that, when you cover his face, he’s so quick, he’s so funny,” he said. “I love him as a comedian, but I think after he got super, super famous from the first D**adpool, then things kinda changed. I think he was like, ‘See? You guys see?'”
Despite his comments, Miller admitted that his stance on working with Reynolds could change. “I’ve said that about Michael Bay, and now we’re friends, and I would work with him again,” he said, before adding that Bay similarly has a “very specific opinion” of Reynolds after they worked together on the 2019 film 6 Underground.
Still, don’t expect Weasel to pop up in future D**adpool installments. “I don’t really think you should do something for more than five years,” he said. “I think it’s weird to just go back and play Weasel 10 years later.”
But, he added, “I don’t wish them any ill will. I think [Reynolds] should make a D**adpool 3 and continue to make movies. I just think he doesn’t like me, and I thought it was weird how he expressed that.”
A representative for Reynolds did not immediately respond to EW’s request for comment.
D**adpool 3, which will also feature Hugh Jackman’s return as Wolverine, is set to hit theaters Sept. 6, 2024.