This Is How Much Money Ryan Reynolds Dished Out to Get Bea Arthur in ‘Deadpool’
He was determined to have her in the movie.
Ryan Reynolds went to great lengths to make sure that Deadpool was perfect. So, it comes to no surprise that Bea Arthur’s picture appeared in the film since his character is famously known to be obsessed with the Golden Girls star. “As a producer, I had to approve that $10,000,” he says in the film’s DVD commentary. “But you can’t have a Deadpool movie without Bea Arthur.”
The actor, who is expecting his second child with wife Blake Lively, even reached out to Arthur’s son Daniel Saks to ask for permission to screen a picture of the late actress on a t-shirt. They agreed under the condition that the $10,000 be donated to charity.
Her image appears on one of Wade’ tops in this scene with Morena Baccarin.
“He was always a nice guy, and the fact that it was him gave it more weight with me and my brother, Matthew,” Saks told The Hollywood Reporter. “We thought, ‘Why not?’”
Leave it to Ryan Reynolds to ensure that he gets what he wants.