The Filthy Joke That Scored Matt Damon A Part In The Deadpool Sequel
Ryan Reynolds is not afraid to improvise dialogue to shocking degrees when playing “Deadpool,” but for some reason, he and Rhett Reese thought the toilet paper schtick should be told by a high-profile actor. As such, they decided on Matt Damon. “We thought, ‘Well, what caliber actor would we need to do a scene where two rednecks talk about wiping themselves after spending some time on the toilet?'” Reese recalled in the “Deadpool 2” Blu-ray extra. “Of course, you have to have somebody Oscar-caliber doing that kind of bit. Matt was very receptive, so Ryan ended up sending him the pages. Matt called him back and said, ‘I’m in.'”
While Damon’s toilet paper rant to Alan Tudyk’s fellow redneck character lasted less than two minutes, it was a memorable cameo, nonetheless. The scene ends when time-traveler Cable (Josh Brolin) appears in the scene and neutralizes both rednecks with a shock before taking their beer.
Of course, the first two “Deadpool” movies were made by 20th Century Fox and were both rated R, which allowed for such filthy lines as Damon uttered. Only time will tell, however, how much Disney’s “Deadpool 3” will tone things down since the family-friendly film studio completed its $71.3 billion acquisition of Fox in 2019.