By Landry Harlan
BU News Service
Ryan Reynolds was honored as Hasty Pudding’s Man of the Year Friday night in Cambridge, an award presented annually to performers who have made lasting and impressive contributions to the world of entertainment.
Hasty Pudding Theatricals is the oldest theatrical organization in the United States, and the presentation of the award is a long-standing tradition. Before the presentation of the “Pudding Pot,” Reynolds was roasted by Harvard students Natalie Kim and Adam Chiavacci. Both poked fun at the confusion between Ryan Reynolds and fellow actor Ryan Gosling, as well as his many film roles, good (e.g., “Deadpool”) and bad (e.g., “The Green Lantern”).
The roast was followed by a press conference where Reynolds spoke about his career and new life as a father of two daughters, including his proudest moment as a parent.
“Just seeing my older daughter be so infatuated with our younger daughter, who’s 4 months old,” said Reynolds, who is married to actress Blake Lively. “Seeing her kiss her and hug her and hold her, it kinda crushed me. But would put anyone else to sleep.”
The night’s final activity was the premiere of Hasty Pudding Theatrical’s 169th production, “Casino Evil,” a gangster dramedy set in the Nevada desert in the 1930s. The show will be presented through March 5 at Farkas Hall in Cambridge.
Reynolds will next appear in the upcoming science fiction film “Life” alongside Jake Gyllenhaal and Rebecca Ferguson, opening in theaters March 24.
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