Ryan Reynolds' EW cover: Abs-olutely a must

Ryan Reynolds stays cool for the hot cover of Entertainment Weekly by taking off his shirt.

"The Proposal" star reveals a very ripped physique for the magazine's "Must List" issue. Must what? Well, that's open for discussion.

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Despite showing off his abs, Reynolds doesn't put much stock in being seen as a sex symbol.

"If you take any of that seriously, you need to be euthanized, ASAP," he says. "There are moments when you can use that to your advantage. But it's really embarrassing. I think I fear more than anything just sounding like a complete a--hole when I have to answer that question."

Reynolds also shares his thoughts on a few other subjects:

His marriage to Scarlett Johansson: "Fantastic."

Playing Deadpool: "At its core, this is a movie about a guy in a red spandex suit who's in the midst of a shame spiral. That cracks me up."

Working with Sandra Bullock on "The Proposal": "We had a kind of Abbott and Costello routine we'd been doing for years anyway. When I get someone like Sandy to work with -- who's so good at hitting the gas -- it's perfect for me."

"The Proposal" hits theaters nationwide Friday, June 19.

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