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Ryan Reynolds picks action figures over being sexy

Ryan Reynolds has his priorities straight.He told TODAY's Ann Curry that if he had to choose between two cool things that have happened to him — being named "People's" "Sexiest Man Alive" last year, or being turned into an action figure, he'd have to go with the latter."It's a bigger win in the long run," he chuckled.Reynolds stars as the titular superhero in the new film "Green Lantern," which
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Ryan Reynolds has his priorities straight.

He told TODAY's Ann Curry that if he had to choose between two cool things that have happened to him — being named "People's" "Sexiest Man Alive" last year, or being turned into an action figure, he'd have to go with the latter.

"It's a bigger win in the long run," he chuckled.

Reynolds stars as the titular superhero in the new film "Green Lantern," which opens Friday. Audiences will enjoy seeing him fly around in a very form-fitting costume, but Reynolds pointed out that it's really the result of movie magic: He never wore a costume, just a motion capture suit, which made walking around in steamy Louisiana, where the movie was made, a little hot and uncomfortable.

"It was like wearing an all-over turtleneck," he said.

Plus, there was that issue about having to actually get high in the air. "I'm not a big flyer. I've always had problems with airplanes," he said. "I used to take something so I could get on a plane and comfortably get through and it would make the whole world taste like chocolate. But you can't do that when you fly as much as I do."

Or, when you're flying around in an full-body turtleneck.

"In the film I'm up on high wires, we're flying all over the place and sometimes it's 60 feet per second!" laughed Reynolds, who said he got over his fears by thinking about his nieces and nephews.

"[They] were just so excited about this movie, and I kept thinking about them coming to see the film ... and I just got over it," he said.