Gina Carano thinks critics gave her "Deadpool" co-star Ryan Reynolds too hard of a time over the quality of his "Green Lantern" film. After working together on this new superhero adaptation, she is one of the actor's biggest supporters.
"He was so serious and so straightforward, and at the same time the funniest person I've ever met in my life," she tells Zap2it at Comic-Con. "It's crazy to see how he goes from tears in his eyes, and all of the sudden he's making fun of you and you're like, 'Oh, I was feeling bad for you for a second. Now I don't feel so bad.' He's incredible. Tears in his eyes to making the most brutal joke, and you're like, oh, the range of Ryan Reynolds."
"Everybody gave him such a hard time about the 'Green Lantern' movie," she continues. "It's like, that had maybe nothing to do with him. This is a talent person that we should respect, and he's got all the skill in the world to be appreciated for his art."
In "Deadpool," Carano plays Angel Dust. She is a mutant gifted with superhuman strength, but according to the actress, she often finds herself as the butt of Deadpool's jokes.
"She's aggressive, and it was the first time in my life where I really had to sink into being possibly 'maybe I'm not a delicate flower.' That sounds kind of weird, but she is anything but a delicate flower," Carano says. "I'm sure I'm going to be cringing the entire time because I'm the butt end of a lot of jokes. I've never been a part of a comedy. It's a little shot to the ego, but I love it. I'm learning to loosen up."
She later adds of Angel Dust with a laugh, "I mean, I handle myself. I handle myself."
The synopsis for "Deadpool" reveals it "tells the origin story of former Special Forces operative turned mercenary Wade Wilson, who after being subjected to a rogue experiment that leaves him with accelerated healing powers, adopts the alter ego Deadpool. Armed with his new abilities and a dark, twisted sense of humor, Deadpool hunts down the man who nearly destroyed his life."
Carano promises Deadpool will be a superhero unlike any people have seen on the big screen. "He's calling out everything that we're thinking in those other superhero movies -- not to throw shade on them -- but he's calling out everything, and it's like, 'Oh yeah, I was thinking that too,'" she says.
"Deadpool" hits theaters on Feb. 12, 2016.