Ryan Reynolds gave Denzel Washington a “black eye” while filming Safe House in South Africa. However, the reason behind it is probably not what you think. The pair are promoting the film in Madrid, Spain today.
The two actors were filming a scene in a vehicle where Washington was meant to choke out Reynolds. Bodies were flying and the vehicle was moving and bam!, Reynolds landed one square on Washington’s face. According to People, the Reynolds-induced black eye was Washington’s first, ever.
During the Safe House promotion, Reynolds had the chance to defend the unfortunate accident. “That was my early retirement. I’ve given Denzel Washington a black eye and I should probably go home.”
While Reynolds is a hot name right now, it is easy to imagine his mortification over causing damage to a notoriously tough, veteran actor. At least he can joke about it. After admitting his embarrassment, Reynolds tried some more humor.
“I’m glad I was your first. If it had to be anyone, it was an apologetic Canadian.” Awww. Poor Ryan. That would put anyone in to panic mode.