About a month after he celebrated his first Father's Day and got bashed for the way he held his daughter in an Instagram photo, the Self/Less star hit the Today show and, surprisingly, agreed with the criticism. "The baby is not properly secured in the vessel that I'm wearing there," he said, referencing an Instagram photo where he toted James in a baby carrier.
"I'm a first-time dad and that is not the first mistake I've made and I can guarantee it won't be the last," he continued. Amen, Ryan. Plus, he's pretty much a master at baby toting now, so let's leave that pic in the past. "I had never used that particular carrier before so every other time it's been perfect," he added jokingly.
With that faux pas aside, Ryan gushed to AOL Build about James and his wife Blake Lively, who've been living in Bangkok while Blake works on a new film. It's clear he can't wait to reunite with them. "I'm incredibly grateful and lucky to have the job that I have, to be totally frank and serious," he said. "I don't take it for granted for a second. We have long hours, but we also get breaks, unlike most people who get one week off a year — I might have three months off."
"I really cherish that, especially having a daughter," he continued. "Those three months used to drive me insane, when I was a young buck, single and carefree. Now I just want to be with my daughter. When I wrapped Deadpool five weeks ago, within an hour — I'm not joking, I still had chunks of glue from the scar makeup on my face — I was boarding a plane to Bangkok so I could get to my wife and baby right away. I'll do anything to be with them." Seriously, this guy is going to make us tear up.
Even though they're not together all the time right now, Ryan can still totally see who their little one looks like more and more...and apparently, she's the spitting image of him. "Baby looks like me," Ryan told Extra Tuesday. "I'm not saying that like any kind of gloating. I've heard, like, there is a sort of genetic predisposition like an evolutionary tactic to make sure the father stays. I'm staying, I don't need that."
No better time than now to get that "maternity test" Blake.