In late October, Ryan Reynolds revealed he would be taking a break from acting. He dropped the news after completing filming for Spirited, Apple TV’s musical adaptation of Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol.
At the time, he didn’t reveal the reason behind the break, but just this past week he explained he wants to spend more time with his family.
I’m just trying to create a little bit more space for my family [wife Blake Lively and their three daughters] and time with them. You know, you don’t really get that time back.
He didn’t need to give a reason, but that’s certainly a good one. He’s been working non-stop for the past few years, so he deserves a break. More important, his kids deserve a break. Yeah, they’re growing up with extreme privilege, but no amount of money can buy time with your dad.
As for how long this break will be? Well, Reynolds teased his fans on Instagram by sharing the definition of “sabbatical” from Indeed.com.
A sabbatical can last anywhere from two months to a year. In general, six months is the standard length of time for a paid sabbatical. It gives you enough time and flexibility to do things such as travel, study or complete a major side project.
So we’ll see what happens. My guess is that he probably won’t take on a project until summer of 2022, so he gets a solid 6-8 month break.
I don’t see him going past a year. The dude likes working too much.