Josh Brolin developed a "crush" on Ryan Reynolds after watching him in 'The Proposal'.

Josh Brolin

Josh Brolin

The 50-year-old actor has admitted he was inspired to join 'Deadpool 2' - in which he plays Cable alongside Reynolds' Deadpool - after seeing the talented star and Sandra Bullock portray warring fake lovers in the 2009 smash romantic comedy.

Speaking to Entertainment Weekly magazine, Brolin said: "I was a secret fan of 'The Proposal', having watched it several times by myself.

"I told Ryan. I was like, 'I don't know why this is, and I don't know what this means psychologically, behaviourally, emotionally, but I have kind of a crush on you.' "

However, Reynolds, 41, doesn't believe that Brolin has watched his romantic comedies and thinks it's "weird" that he keeps going on about his crush because he's so "tough."

Reynolds - who is married to Blake Lively - said: "He's mentioned it many times, which is weird to me because he's so tough. I would just never imagine that.

"Like, he pretends he's, like, all sort of New Agey sometimes and all this stuff, but deep down inside I just think his heart is made of some, like, jagged chunk of Yosemite granite. I don't buy that underneath all this textured skin is a sweet little angel that loves romantic comedies. I don't buy it. Not for a second."