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Ryan Reynolds: ‘I recommend Croatia, I love this place’

Ryan Reynolds takes a selfie in front of Rovinj (Photo: Instagram)

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard has been filming for the past week in Rovinj, Croatia. 

The sequel to the 2017 action comedy directed by Patrick Hughes stars Salma Hayek, Ryan Reynolds and Samuel L. Jackson and the stars have not been sharing snippets of their time in Croatia on social media.  

Hayek called the place magical, whilst Jackson was impressed saying it was lovely at first sight. 

This weekend, Reynolds, looking a bit worse for wear, posed for a selfie on a sailing boat in front of Rovinj. 

“If you’re gonna be repeatedly punched in the face anywhere…I recommend Croatia. I love this place,” Reynolds wrote on Instagram. 

The Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard will film for a total of 49 days in Croatia. Apart from Rovinj, other locations selected for are Zagreb, Rijeka and the Karlovac surrounding regions. 

Reynolds took time during shooting breaks to film an advert for Aviation Gin and was joined by his wife Blake Lively in Rovinj.

Croatia plays the roles of ‘Italy’, the Mediterranean climate and Croatia itself. There are over 220 Croatian film professionals working in production, and more than 760 extras will be engaged.  

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