Ryan Reynolds' Roberts regret

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 18 February 2008

Ryan Reynolds' Roberts regret

Ryan Reynolds was devastated he couldn't have a "hot romance" with Julia Roberts because she played his onscreen mother.

The Canadian actor - who is dating 'Match Point' star Scarlett Johansson - was hoping to get his hands on the 40-year-old redheaded actress in some raunchy love scenes for new movie 'Fireflies in the Garden', but had to settle for the "old Julia Roberts".

The 31-year-old star said: "I was so excited until I found out the scenes I have with her are when she's playing my mother. I was like, 'Couldn't we have a hot romance instead?' It's so sad. I have to tell my friends that I'm getting to act with the old Julia Roberts."

'Fireflies in the Garden', which also stars Willem Defoe and Hayden Panettiere, is a semi-autobiographical story about a family torn apart by an unexpected tragedy.

Ryan is currently appearing in new romantic comedy 'Definitely, Maybe' alongside Rachel Weisz, Isla Fisher and Abigail Breslin.

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