Hollywood legend Denzel Washington got more than he had bargained for during a fight scene with his Safe House co star Ryan Reynolds. Denzel claims that he has never had a black eye, ever, until he had to do a scene with Ryan. Although Ryan was not exactly pleased by the situation, he admitted that his face went so red with embarrassment that it felt like it was on fire.
Washington explained, “I’ve never had a black eye in my life.” He continued, “There’s a scene where I reach over to try to choke him while I have handcuffs on. We were flying around in the car. It just happened that as I was reaching forward he was flying back … and POW.”
Reynolds added, “That was my early retirement, I’ve given Denzel Washington a black eye and I should probably go home.” He went on, “It was weird to feel my face on fire. I’m glad I was your first. If it had to be anyone, it was an apologetic Canadian.” You can catch the fight scene between Denzel Washington and Ryan Reynolds, when Safe House is released in the US on February 10 and then in the UK on February 24.