Video Interviews

Ryan Reynolds and the Free Guy Cast Reveal Their Favorite Video Game Characters

Plus, Reynolds, Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, and more talk uncomfortable costumes, complex world-building, and the madness of Taika Waititi.

by | August 13, 2021 | Comments

What would happen if the most generic background character in your favorite video game suddenly became self-aware and decided he wanted to be the hero? The new action-comedy Free Guy has one answer, as it follows the chipper Guy (Ryan Reynolds), a nondescript bank teller in an open-world video game who is reprogrammed by rogue developers and takes it upon himself to save the game from being shut down.

Ahead of the film’s release, Rotten Tomatoes correspondent Erik Davis chatted about the film with director Shawn Levy and the cast of the film, including Reynolds and co-stars Jodie Comer, Lil Rel Howery, Joe Keery, and Utkarsh Ambudkar. Reynolds reminisces about his obsession with Ms. Pac-Man (“I just loved how hungry she was”), and Comer reveals the Springsteen hit that pumps her up. Then Keery and Ambudkar talk about uncomfortable, “stripper-tight” costumes, as well as working alongside the unbridled, Robin Williams-esque energy of Taika Waititi. Plus, Levy and the cast talk about complex world-building and whether or not they considered making a game based on the one depicted in the movie. Check out their interview in the video above.

Free Guy is in theaters now. 


On an Apple device? Follow Rotten Tomatoes on Apple News.

Tag Cloud

PlayStation VICE Certified Fresh comic BBC Food Network E! Stephen King Film natural history new star wars movies X-Men BBC America disaster target Trophy Talk marvel cinematic universe Star Trek Television Academy fresh Captain marvel chucky Holiday OWN kaiju superhero TV movies TNT psychological thriller Family YA Legendary films 2020 die hard basketball Spectrum Originals justice league Ovation know your critic historical drama Adult Swim Alien Columbia Pictures movies romantic comedy black comedy worst movies book hidden camera Tumblr Super Bowl Mindy Kaling 99% Mary poppins cooking stop motion comic book movie Emmys dark Winter TV TCA art house Drama Star Wars free movies 2016 Anna Paquin Dark Horse Comics scary transformers children's TV Brie Larson action-comedy all-time miniseries comic book movies WGN criterion concert Chilling Adventures of Sabrina Peacock prank docudrama Pet Sematary Winners high school golden globe awards documentary kong richard e. Grant green book joker dogs rom-coms comedies universal monsters godzilla 2019 cults ratings Musicals BET Pixar USA See It Skip It mob foreign History The Walking Dead Box Office nature Netflix Christmas movies deadpool Turner Classic Movies Music Election ABC emmy awards revenge zombies canceled blockbuster Exclusive Video Warner Bros. heist movie football Superheroes best Cartoon Network TCA Awards comics Thanksgiving SundanceTV National Geographic series crime dc aapi serial killer Countdown animated television Elton John Creative Arts Emmys Crackle sag awards Lifetime Fall TV name the review Paramount Apple E3 IMDb TV Red Carpet 2018 movie USA Network cartoon dreamworks japan elevated horror rt labs Valentine's Day Holidays hollywood BAFTA Freeform spinoff rotten movies we love Walt Disney Pictures Classic Film rt archives social media parents royal family robots slasher medical drama debate Comic Book Disney streaming service sequel Starz reviews 78th Annual Golden Globe Awards Comic-Con@Home 2021 boxoffice travel OneApp king kong Esquire Crunchyroll Sundance 1990s Fantasy YouTube Premium MCU australia witnail Image Comics RT History italian marvel comics Video Games ITV japanese news game of thrones spider-man zero dark thirty Extras thriller vampires RT21 Shondaland Epix First Look superman book adaptation black documentaries jurassic park 90s sports obituary anime halloween tv Teen Superheroe TV Amazon Grammys Ellie Kemper unscripted Sony Pictures remakes Mary Tyler Moore YouTube Red Opinion supernatural Endgame Chernobyl First Reviews a nightmare on elm street TCA 2017 Hallmark mcc cinemax worst Reality Competition NYCC SXSW screen actors guild CBS Lifetime Christmas movies FX on Hulu new york YouTube child's play south america MTV San Diego Comic-Con 45 video on demand 71st Emmy Awards live event spider-verse stoner dragons casting Biopics blaxploitation APB DC streaming service Pirates dexter Apple TV+ AMC Plus mutant Women's History Month 2021 Black History Month twilight romance LGBT TV renewals spain Toys Country game show docuseries comiccon Wes Anderson The Witch classics hispanic Heroines ghosts Cosplay 21st Century Fox olympics hist Discovery Channel Emmy Nominations christmas movies diversity versus Premiere Dates indie sitcom Arrowverse dceu Hallmark Christmas movies Ghostbusters scary movies indiana jones Tubi festival live action Rom-Com war Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt based on movie Mystery HBO Go blockbusters latino GIFs screenings Tarantino IFC nfl adenture Netflix Animation HBO Max Sneak Peek Awards monster movies Interview Summer ABC Family fast and furious Apple TV Plus satire Shudder TBS discovery Marvel Studios Marvel Television mission: impossible Awards Tour Baby Yoda stand-up comedy harry potter feel good BET Awards Infographic laika Spring TV hispanic heritage month Schedule Spike AMC CNN Nominations composers Marvel Bravo vs. critics FOX nbcuniversal women toronto award winner Avengers canceled TV shows Calendar NBC Set visit Character Guide SDCC Western LGBTQ Funimation Travel Channel Christmas zombie Pop TV Mary Poppins Returns New York Comic Con DirecTV reboot TLC finale Tomatazos Song of Ice and Fire crossover 72 Emmy Awards Logo adaptation 93rd Oscars Podcast golden globes period drama Amazon Prime singing competition The Arrangement NBA international wonder woman rt labs critics edition VOD Film Festival Disney Turner technology mockumentary 2015 Disney+ Disney Plus crime thriller CBS All Access Rock Black Mirror cancelled TV series facebook Acorn TV GLAAD ESPN Nat Geo trailers Paramount Network Pacific Islander Universal Pictures 20th Century Fox Quiz slashers Oscars theme song Binge Guide The Walt Disney Company DC Universe TIFF spanish language biography Sci-Fi cancelled television gangster A24 what to watch Broadway Tokyo Olympics binge critic resources PaleyFest Polls and Games Sundance Now toy story doctor who Pop police drama Britbox 4/20 Television Critics Association Lucasfilm teaser lord of the rings Showtime Lionsgate cancelled posters American Society of Cinematographers The Academy VH1 sopranos king arthur true crime directors Academy Awards anthology adventure Marathons Year in Review ABC Signature biopic james bond Nickelodeon Martial Arts 73rd Emmy Awards crime drama TruTV The Purge cats ViacomCBS DC Comics asian-american Hulu suspense young adult dramedy Reality talk show comic books Fox News DGA Comedy Central Trivia space independent 2017 MSNBC halloween Watching Series TCM TV Land legend pirates of the caribbean festivals cops CW Seed Neflix Paramount Plus saw archives Trailer french politics strong female leads Instagram Live Rocketman Cannes ID IFC Films Comedy new zealand Comics on TV Writers Guild of America werewolf Disney Plus science fiction Hear Us Out FX Pride Month aliens renewed TV shows spanish jamie lee curtis Action Musical TCA Winter 2020 tv talk cars genre Photos Amazon Prime Video psycho PBS President popular batman Rocky Kids & Family razzies Sundance TV 007 Disney Channel Syfy boxing CMT Horror Masterpiece scene in color kids Universal scorecard BBC One FXX streaming movies Mudbound Vudu streaming quibi video breaking bad cancelled TV shows 24 frames sequels TV One El Rey WarnerMedia rotten The CW spy thriller GoT franchise Amazon Studios Fox Searchlight Best and Worst venice A&E telelvision HBO political drama