The Adam Project: Ryan Reynolds Talks Netflix Hit Thriller Ending

Ryan Reynolds opened up about the end of his recent hit Netflix thrillerThe Adam Project.

In the film, which debuted on the streaming service earlier this month, Reynolds plays a time-traveling pilot, meeting as a child and his late father (played by Mark Ruffalo).

Zoe Saldana plays his wife, whom he travels back in time to save.

Spoilers follow for The Adam Project

The film ends with Adam (Reynolds) having altered the space-time continuum and defeating the villainous Maya Sorian (Catherine Keener).

Before he and his younger selves return to their own timeline, the pair enjoy one last catch-up match with their father.

Talk to ColliderReynolds explained that the moment was influenced by his memories of his own late father.

“Literally all I had to do was just watch Mark and feel every single, unrequited moment I ever had with my own dad in real life,” he said. “Really, I felt so lucky to work with someone like Mark Ruffalo, who is as good, if not better, than everyone already knows him.

Ryan Reynolds in “The Adam Project”

(Netflix)

“And then the wrestling stuff, that’s it for me, it’s incredibly resonant. That’s how I bonded with my dad. When my father, who is now dead for six, seven years, all my memories that are beautiful with my father is that we have a grip on the lawn. It’s in the film, but it’s also true in my real life, which is to say that my father always had time for it.

The film’s director, Shawn Levy, added, “I knew I wanted to not be afraid of that catharsis at the end. I like films that make me feel a lot… So this ending was always built in that there was going to be a goodbye. We were never going to give it a happy ending, but we had to give it an ending with closure and redemption.

The Adam Project can be streamed now on Netflix.

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