Ryan Reynolds Says This A-List Actress Is His Doppelganger

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively still haven’t publicly announced the name of the newest addition to their family. The new baby, another girl, was born sometime in October. Reynolds and Lively are keeping everything about their third daughter close to the chest. 

They did release a picture, kind of. The photo, which was posted on Reynolds Instagram, showed Lively and Reynolds in the woods with baby number three in a carrier between them. Reynolds photoshopped a crude smiley face over the baby’s face, so we didn’t get a good look. 

We’re not sure how long Reynolds can go without telling the public the name of his child. At this point, we think he may be trying to distract people. Instead of revealing details about his new baby, he’s been on the Today Show talking about his doppelganger: Kate Beckinsale. 

Kate Beckinsale’s resemblance to Ryan Reynolds is striking

Kate Beckinsale during an interview with host Jimmy Fallon.
Kate Beckinsale | Andrew Lipovsky/NBC/NBCU Photo Bank via Getty Images

We have to admit, the biggest difference we can see between these two is stubble. Reynolds has it, Beckinsale doesn’t. Reynolds isn’t mad about being compared to the English actress.

Of course, who would be? Beckinsale is gorgeous and so flexible that people thought she had a prosthetic leg after seeing her stretch in a video posted online. 

Despite their differences, these two do have very similar faces. According to Reynolds, looking at Beckinsale is “like looking in a mirror.”

Kate Beckinsale spotted the connection first

Beckinsale was the first one to point out the similarities. She told Jimmy Fallon in October that she is astonished at how similar she and Reynolds look.

She said: “I look exactly like Ryan Reynolds. Like in a shocking way. Like, when sometimes I see a bus going by with a poster on it I think, ‘Damn, I look hot. Oh, wait, that’s not me. Also, I’ve never done that movie.'”

Reynolds responded to Beckinsale in his typical fashion. He’s known for being hilarious on social media, and he did not disappoint. He posted a picture from the movie Double Double Toil and Trouble with his and Beckinsale’s faces photoshopped over the Olsen twins.

We’re not sure why these two look so similar. They’re not related in any way. In fact, they’re not even from the same country. Beckinsale is British, and Reynolds is from Canada. 

Why Kate Beckinsale will probably never co-star with Ryan Reynolds

Even though a Parent Trap style movie with Beckinsale and Reynolds playing long lost twins would be amazing, it’s probably not going to happen anytime soon. Now that Reynolds is a father of three, he’s finding it even harder to take on more work. 

His older daughters, James and Inez, are getting old enough to ask where he’s going when he leaves for work. According to Reynolds, taking on big projects is harder than ever.

He said: “It gets a lot harder when they ask, ‘Where are you going? When are you coming home? Why are you leaving me?'”

James is 4, and Inez is 3. The little ones don’t like it when their father is gone for long periods of time. It will just be a few months before baby number three starts to notice when Reynolds leaves too. 

He’s still trying to find a balance between work and family. In October, he took an eight-day vacation from filming to be with his family. While that may work, for now, we may start to see Reynolds take on fewer projects so he can be there for his family.