Washington, Feb 14 : Canadian film and television actor was thrilled to bits that he would be acting opposite Julia Roberts, but was disappointed that they would not be playing the roles of lovers.
The new movie, 'Fireflies In The Garden', has Roberts playing Ryan's mother.
Reynolds, who is currently dating actress Scarlett Johansson, admitted that he has always had a big crush on Julia.
"I was so excited (to work with Julia) until I found out the scenes I have with her are when she's playing my mother," Contactmusic quoted Reynolds as having told Parade magazine.
"I was like, 'Couldn't we have a hot romance instead?' It's so sad. I have to tell my friends that I'm getting to act with the old Julia Roberts," he added.