Cookies made me struggle to maintain physique: Ryan Reynolds

Updated: Jun 08, 2011, 08:17 AM IST

London: Hollywood actor Ryan Reynolds had a tough time maintaining his physique on the sets of his upcoming film `The Green Lantern` because his co-star Blake Lively regularly brought cookies for the entire crew.

The 34-year-old actor, who plays a superhero in the forthcoming sci-fi film needed to have a toned body, but the availabilty of the baked treats gave him a hard time, reported Daily Star online.

"She bakes for everybody on the set and I`m trying to be in shape; I have to play a superhero.

"She`s coming on the set like (cookie queen) Mrs Fields, every day. (There was), like, a platter of everything, sprinkles everywhere and sugar everywhere. Oh my God," said Reynolds.

However `The Proposal` star insists that he had to eat twice to build up his body for the superhero shape.

"You eat twice as much as you normally would. Naturally, my body wants to look like Dick Van Dyke, so you`re pounding, you`re eating everything you can possibly eat. So much protein, it`s just awful," added Reynolds.

Scheduled to release on June 17, `The Green Lantern` tells the story of a test pilot, who is granted a mystical green ring that bestows him with otherworldly powers, as well as membership into an intergalactic squadron tasked with keeping peace within the universe.

PTI