Film star Ryan Reynolds appeared on the Tonight Show Monday evening to talk about his upcoming film Woman In Gold, but the conversation quickly turned to his nine week-old daughter, James. Reynolds and his wife, actress Blake Lively, have not been getting much rest with little baby James in the house. Ryan tells Jimmy, “Our baby in particular is, we think, allergic to sleep.”
“We think that she thinks she’s protecting us from the sleep monsters,” Reynolds continues. “Like, ‘Oh, I have to keep them up or the sleep monsters will get them.’”
Despite their lack of sleep the first time father glows with pride as he talks about his baby girl. People reports that Ryan has come up with his on to trick to get James to sleep, but it has proved to be unsuccessful so far. Reynolds has tried using the Baby Einstein stuff, but unfortunately it works better on him then little James. He says, “No, really. I could go down on a lit stove. I could just fall [asleep].”
After Ryan was done gushing about his baby girl, and promoting his movie, Fallon challenged him to a game of Egg Roulette. If you are not familiar with the game here is how it’s played. Jimmy and Ryan were presented with a dozen eggs. Eight of the eggs were hard-boiled, and four of them were raw. Each of them takes turns picking an egg and smashing it on their head, and the first player to get two raw eggs loses. Ryan went first because he was the guest and got lucky with his first pick, because the egg was hard-boiled. Jimmy was not quite as lucky, picking a raw egg on his first turn. After a few more rounds Reynolds finally got a raw egg and the score was tied 1-1. In the final round Jimmy said they should both go at the same time, so both men picked their egg, and at the same time smashed the eggs on their heads. Ryan won the game picking another hard-boiled egg, while Fallon was left with egg on his face.
Reynolds had been unsuccessful in winning any games he had participated in on the Tonight Show during previous appearances. He made a joke about those loses saying, “I always like to lose when I come play fun games. I lost in Old Man Shuffleboard and Water War.”
Despite Reynolds lack of sleep, it is obvious that he could not be happier about being a family man. In a previous report by the Inquisitr, it also seems like Ryan has no problem finding humor in his life as a father when talking about his baby. During an appearance on Live With Kelly and Michael, Reynolds was quoted as saying,
“Everyone thinks their baby is a genius. People find it delightfully refreshing when I tell them, ‘My baby? Totally average. Like, 100 percent average.’”
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