Ryan Reynolds on “Becoming Pikachu”

“Bringing Detective Pikachu to the big screen is a privilege that I don’t take lightly. Every second of my energy is spent making this character come alive with the same exacting standards that the most discerning fans would come to expect…” 


Pokémon: Detective Pikachu is coming May 10, 2019 and it was directed by Rob Letterman, who co-wrote the screenplay. It is the first live-action/animated film in the Pokémon franchise and represents a separate continuity from the mainline video games and anime series. The film stars Ryan Reynolds as the voice and facial motion capture of Detective Pikachu. In the video below, Reynolds shares his technique for bringing Detective Pikachu to life.


It’s definitely a tongue-in-cheek send-up on every Meisner technique classical actor who immerses themselves into their role. Enjoy!


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