Ryan Reynolds may have a beautiful wife at home, but that isn't stopping him from sharing a flirty relationship with his on-screen lady, too. But his work crush (and Blake Lively's reaction to their connection) is probably not who or what you would expect. As it turns out, 27-year-old Lively has found a steep competitor in 69-year-old Helen Mirren.
According to People, both Reynolds and his Woman in Gold costar have been talking one another up while promoting their latest film, and Lively has started to notice. Yesterday she posted the above photo to Instagram, writing, "Should I be concerned that my husband's never looked at me this way?.. #WhereAreThoseEyesWanderingReynolds #HelenMirrenIStheSexiestWomanAlive #WomanInGold."
The message was all in good fun. Even still, there's no denying that Reynolds and Mirren hit it off in a totally platonic way while shooting their upcoming flick. Reynolds even told Vulture that he did, in fact, flirt with Mirren on set. "Everybody who meets with her flirts with her," Reynolds said. "I don't care who you are — guy, girl, fat, skinny, tall, short, gay, straight — everybody flirts with Helen Mirren."
Mirren obviously feels similarly smitten with Reynolds. She recently dished on what it's like working with the new dad to baby James in an interview with People. "You know, he makes a girl feel good," the actress said. "Some guys don't. They're macho and attractive, but they make you feel awkward. Ryan just makes you feel so great. He's just so generous in his masculinity. He happens to be hunky and gorgeous and everything as well, but when you get a beautiful combination of the two? He is wonderful."
We have a sinking suspicion that Reynolds is still happy to return home to Lively every night, though!