John Candy holds a special place in Ryan Reynolds’ heart. In his recent appearance on “My Next Guest Needs No Introduction”, Reynolds talks to host David Letterman about his love for the late Canadian icon. READ MORE: Ryan Reynolds Enlists His Mom To Help Create A Special Cocktail For Mother’s Day “Growing up, I had a real obsession, quite genuinely, with John Candy.
And I still do. Steve Martin, a lot of the guys that came out of ‘SNL’,” said the actor. “If I’m flummoxed in a scene or I can’t figure out a way in, I will just copy them.
That sort of [Martin’s character] Neal Page, ‘Planes, Trains, and Automobiles’, kind of aggressively unimpressed, kind of over-it character.
I just love that, I can never get enough.” Reynolds also reveals he put a very subtle tribute to Candy in his “Deadpool” films, using a book he’s seen reading in “Planes, Trains, and Automobiles” called The Canadian Mounted. “It’s supposed to be this non-fiction soft porn, basically.Read more on etcanada.com