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Born Free! Why Daughter James’ Recent Antics Made Ryan Reynolds Laugh Out Loud

02/12/2016 at 02:30 PM ET

Deadpool star Ryan Reynolds is opening up about country life with wife Blake Lively and raising their little girl, James. Subscribe now for everything about the Sexiest Dad Alive in this exclusive interview, only in PEOPLE!

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively‘s 13-month-old daughter James is bringing plenty of joy to their lives.

Reynolds, 39, and James, affectionately nicknamed “Shrimpie,” recently spent an “epic” afternoon together, the actor tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story. After running through the house naked, James planted herself on the dog bed, facedown and just laid there.

For a moment, the Deadpool star briefly wondered if she was unconscious.

“But she was fine,” he says. “She was just enjoying the moment, free-styling, totally nude, running through the house.”

That realization made him laugh out loud because “there is nothing better than the idea of ‘Just let me explore and feel everything,’ ” Reynolds says.

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Ryan Reynolds Played Marvin Gaye While Blake Lively Was in Labor: It Was Like ‘Knives Coming Out of Her Eyes’

02/11/2016 at 02:15 PM ET

Ryan Reynolds played what while wife Blake Lively was in labor?

During an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers on Wednesday, the Deadpool star talked to host Meyers about his experience in the delivery room for daughter James‘ birth in December 2014.

“I jammed a little Marvin Gaye‘s ‘Let’s Get It On,’ ” the mischievous dad told Meyers, which he also discussed in the new issue of Men’s Health. “It was like steak knives coming out of her eyes. Just like, ‘Are you f—ing s—-ing me right now?’ ”

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Tough Love: Ryan Reynolds’ Daughter Was ‘So Not Impressed’ By His Super Bowl Commercial

02/10/2016 at 10:30 AM ET

While the Internet was swooning over Hyundai’s fictional Ryanville, at least one viewer wasn’t so interested in a town filled with PEOPLE’s cover star and Sexiest Dad Alive.

Reynolds said his daughter James, 13 months, was able to pick out her dad in his 2016 Super Bowl commercial last weekend.

“It was really weird, we were watching the Super Bowl and my daughter saw it,” Reynolds told Today Wednesday. “And she totally recognized me. There was like 12 of me, which, to her was like, 24 useless boobs. She was so not impressed.”

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Sexiest Dad Alive! Ryan Reynolds Gets Personal About Fatherhood: ‘Having a Daughter Was a Dream Come True’

02/10/2016 at 07:00 AM ET

Since the original publication of this story in February, PEOPLE has confirmed the couple are expecting their second child.

Growing up, Ryan Reynolds was always surrounded by boys.

The youngest of four boys and the son of a cop, Reynolds was “less a sibling and more of a moving target,” he tells PEOPLE in this week’s cover story.

So when his wife, Blake Lively, gave birth to their daughter James, whom Reynolds adoringly calls “Shrimpie,” in December 2014, he was overjoyed.

“Having a daughter was a dream come true for me,” he says. “I would have made a terrible king.”

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Ryan Reynolds’ Deadpool Makeup Scared Daughter James: Every Time She Saw Me ‘She Would Need the Diaper Changed’

02/09/2016 at 10:55 AM ET

Is Ryan Reynolds still worthy of his former Sexiest Man Alive crown while wearing horrifying monster makeup? Daughter James isn’t so sure.

Reynolds spends much of his upcoming film Deadpool with his face zipped into a superhero mask and the rest, after his character is horribly disfigured, in layers of frightening makeup that took hours to apply.

At Monday’s New York premiere of the film, which pokes fun at Reynolds’ reign as PEOPLE’s Sexiest Man Alive in 2010, the actor, 39, spoke to PEOPLE about whether he still felt sexy while in costume as Deadpool.

“Hell yeah,” he said. “It’s what’s inside that counts.”

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Ryan Reynolds Jokingly Defends Naming Daughter James After His Dad: ‘I Didn’t Call Her Summer Squash Meadowlark’

02/05/2016 at 11:55 AM ET

Celebrities might have a reputation for bestowing unusual monikers on their offspring, but Ryan Reynolds has made it clear he doesn’t want to be considered part of that group.

The Deadpool star and wife Blake Lively named their now 13-month-old daughter James after Reynolds’ father, who lost his long-term battle with Parkinson’s disease last October.

“In the spectrum of weird celebrity baby names, I don’t really feel like we’re breaking new ground here. I didn’t call her Summer Squash Meadowlark,” he said Friday during an appearance on ITV’s Good Morning Britain, after explaining that “my father just passed away, but my daughter’s named after him.”

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Ryan Reynolds Finally Reveals Daughter James’ Birthdate – She’s 1 Today!

12/16/2015 at 08:30 PM ET

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively kept everyone guessing for a whole year.

The couple welcomed daughter James around the 2014 holidays, but never shared her actual birthdate — until Wednesday, exactly one year later.

So, happy birthday baby James!

Reynolds, 39, took to Twitter to celebrate his daughter turning 1; finally revealing that she was born on Dec. 16 of last year.

“Happy birthday to my baby girl!” he tweeted. “Sad I lost my virginity. But thankful I have a daughter.”

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