Ryan Reynolds And Blake Lively’s Daughter Got Her First Words From Tom Hanks
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are the sweetheart couple of Hollywood, and when Reynolds took the stage at the 22nd Annual Critics’ Choice Awards Sunday night, he proved once again why everyone is in love with these two.
The 40-year-old “Deadpool” star was crowned Best Actor in a Comedy, and during his emotional acceptance speech, Reynolds unexpectedly turned the focus to… Tom Hanks?!?!
Yup, as you can hear in the video above, a visibly surprised Ryan Reynolds said,
I genuinely was not expecting this, I prepared nothing. So, I’m just going to focus on Tom Hanks.
I’m sure there were many in the Critics’ Choice Awards audience who thought Reynolds was just making a joke, but he was dead serious.
The actor continued to speak about Hanks and eventually, Reynolds revealed he and Blake Lively’s 2-year-old daughter, James, got her first words from Tom Hanks.
Addressing the crowd, Reynolds said,
My 2-year-old daughter – the first full sentence she ever said was, ‘There’s no crying in baseball.’ I’m not even kidding.
In case you’ve been living under a rock your entire life, the above Tom Hanks line is from the classic 1992 film “A League of Their Own.”
In the movie, Hanks plays Jimmy Dugan, an alcoholic, potty-mouthed baseball legend who ends up managing the Rockford Peaches in the All-American Girls Professional Baseball League.
During the film, there’s a famous scene where Hanks’ Dugan loses his shit and goes off on one of his female players. He ends his rant by screaming,
There’s no crying in baseball!
Seriously, if you haven’t seen the move in its entirety, you need to get on that ASAP.
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively welcomed their second daughter into this world back in September, and after he also won the Critics’ Choice Award for Entertainer of the Year, Reynolds gave a special shout out to charities that work tirelessly to help sick children.
Addressing the Santa Monica crowd, Reynolds said,
‘Deadpool’ was an 11-year odyssey for me to get up here, and it resonated with a lot of people.
The character had cancer, and some of the people that this character resonated with were sick kids.
I would like to dedicate this honor to the Make-A-Wish Foundation and the SickKids Foundation of Toronto, two incredible organizations that do so much for so many kids in need.