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Mary Margaret
November 12, 2008 09:40 AM

In his first TV interview since his top-secret marriage to Scarlett Johansson, Ryan Reynolds stops by the Rachael Ray show Wednesday to talk marathons, munchies and marriage.

Having recently completed the New York City Marathon in honor of his father who suffers from Parkinson’s disease, Reynolds, 32, brought along surprise guest Michael J. Fox to discuss the 26.2-mile ordeal.

When Ray asked about Reynolds’s pre-race blogs – which chronicled his concern about nipple bleeding, a common affliction for marathoners thanks to the friction from their T-shirts – the Definitely, Maybe star gamely bantered back, “Thankfully all three nipples are fine.”

“I was at a finish line two years ago, and I watched these people coming in and it was like watching the music video to ‘Thriller,’ ” he said, explaining the source of his pre-race fear. “It was really horrifying to watch, and I thought what am I going to do about this? I was like, should I wear a running bra?”

‘Slack-Jawed Horror’

Moving on to more cooking-show-appropriate conversation, they also discussed his post-finish-line meal. Claiming to have chowed down nearly 10,000 calories, Reynolds said he polished off two chocolate sundaes, three tuna wraps and some spaghetti and meatballs.

“Onlookers were just in slack-jawed horror,” he quipped.

Not to be outdone by his comedic counterpart, Fox happily piped in to impart some pearls of wisdom for the newlywed.

“Just remember this,” Fox warned his friend, “If a man says something in the forest and his wife isn’t there to hear him, he’s still wrong.” An apt pupil, Reynolds quickly agreed: “Well said!”

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