Ryan Reynolds had several mishaps on the set of his new film "Safe House," both of which nearly ruined Denzel Washington's experience.
"Ryan gave me a black eye," Washington said during a recent press conference, according to United Press International. "There's a scene where I reach over [a car seat] to try to choke him and I have handcuffs on. We were flying around in the car. He wasn't actually driving the car, it was being controlled by somebody else. So, it just happened as I was reaching forward, he was flying back and pow!"
"And that was my early retirement," Reynolds joked. "I've given Denzel Washington a black eye, I should probably go home."
"It was strange because I'd never had a black eye in my life, but I can't say that anymore," Washington, a two-time Oscar winner added.
Reynolds felt awful about the mishap, but joked, "I'm glad I was your first. If it was going to be anyone, it was an apologetic Canadian."
"Safe House," which opened in theaters on February 10, stars Denzel Washington as dangerous CIA renegade Tobin Frost and Reynolds as rookie operative Matt Weston, who is interrogating Frost in a safe house in South Africa when it is attacked by mercenaries who want Frost. The pair is forced to escape together, to search for another safe house.
Reynolds had another embarrassment on set when he accidentally forgot to switch a prop phone with his real phone on-set, which went off in his pocket and ruined his co-star's monologue.
"So Denzel's doing this scene and I guess my bony little [expletive] is pressing the button on the phone," Ryan told David Letterman during an appearance on "The Late Show" on Friday. "With Denzel, you know, you get one or two takes and it's brilliant and you move on. And you know [my butt's] pressing this button and suddenly I hear, [he starts singing] 'Come fly with me, come fly let's fly away,' so I guess I activated the iPod on the thing, so there's music now playing in the scene!"
"I want to be legally dead at this point," Ryan continued. "But, I'm not going down with strike three this time either, so I got a plan... [The cast and crew] all look at me and I just stand up and I'm like, 'Who's [expletive] cell phone is that? Come on!'"
The 35-year-old Canadian actor has recently been in Boston filming the action movie "R.I.P.D.," a Dark Horse comic book adaptation, which follows an undead police team.
Reynolds and actress Scarlett Johansson, 27, filed for divorce in December 2010. Reynolds is currently dating "Gossip Girl" star Blake Lively, who was his co-star in "Green Lantern," which was filmed 10 months prior to the divorce filing.
Washington earned two Academy Awards for his roles in the 1989 film "Glory" and the 2001 film "Training Day."
The 57-year-old actor has also appeared in "Unstoppable," "Deja Vu," "The Book of Eli," "The Bone Collector," "Philadelphia" and "The Pelican Brief."
Watch Ryan Reynolds' appearance on "Late Night with David Letterman" and the trailer for "Safe House" below.