Ryan Reynolds Goes Nearly-Nude for “Green Lantern”

Posted Monday October 10, 2011 12:40 PM GMT

In what was his most physically challenging role, Ryan Reynolds excelled as a superhero in “The Green Lantern.”

And in a new interview, including some behind-the-scenes footage, the “Van Wilder” stud explained the extensive training he had to undergo in order to pull it off.

"I was very fortunate to be given a great deal of prep for this movie, so I just cleared my schedule for, like, eight or nine months and worked primarily on just getting ready for the role.”

"[There was] a lot of gymnastics, which is something I don't necessarily recommend to anyone over 6 feet. I fell on my face a whole lot of times before I started to land some of those crazy moves."