15HOW THE FRIEND-ZONE WORKED FOR THEM
The romance thing did not start up the minute Ryan and Blake laid eyes on each other. Quite the contrary. The two met on the set of the film Green Lantern, Reynolds' first attempt at playing a comic-book superhero. As reckless test pilot Hal Jordan, who acquires superhuman powers when he
is chosen by the Ring, the actor tried his best to bring life to an otherwise dull movie. Thank goodness he had Lively to help him, playing Jordan's love interest, Carol Ferris.
They definitely hit it off but strictly as friends because they were both already taken (more on that below). Reynolds once explained how the friend-zone was a good place to be: “We were buddies for a long time, which I think is the best way to have a relationship to start as friends.”