Ryan Reynolds regrets having 2012 at a plantation

Ryan Reynolds has branded marrying Blake Lively on a plantation back in 2012 'a giant f***ing mistake', during an interview with the September issue of Fast Company.

The Deadpool actor, 43, and the Gossip Girl star, 32, tied the knot at Boone Hall, a former plantation in South Carolina, and were subsequently criticized for glamorizing a place where black slaves once suffered and died.

Ryan was unequivocal in his apology, calling the choice of location 'something we'll always be deeply and unreservedly sorry for'. 

He said: 'It's impossible to reconcile. What we saw at the time was a venue on Pinterest. What we saw after was a place built upon devastating tragedy.'

'A giant f***ing mistake': Ryan Reynolds has expressed regret over the venue of his 2012 wedding to Blake Lively during an interview with Fast Company. The couple seen here in 2011

'A giant f***ing mistake': Ryan Reynolds has expressed regret over the venue of his 2012 to Blake Lively during an interview with Fast Company. The couple seen here in 2011

'Years ago we got married again at home - but shame works in weird ways. A giant f***ing mistake like that can either cause you to shut down or it can reframe things and move you into action,' continued the action star. 

'It doesn't mean you won't f*** up again. But repatterning and challenging lifelong social conditioning is a job that doesn't end.'

Boone Hall Plantation also famously appeared in Rachel McAdams and Ryan Gosling's romantic 2004 movie, The Notebook. 

It is one of America's oldest working plantations. In the 19th century it was owned by Henry and John Horlbeck who were in the brick business, building many of the public spaces in downtown Charleston using brick from the plantation.

History: The 43-year-old Deadpool actor and the 32-year-old Gossip Girl alum tied the knot at Boone Hall, a former plantation in South Carolina, and were subsequently criticized for glamorizing a place where black slaves once suffered and died

History: The 43-year-old Deadpool actor and the 32-year-old Gossip Girl alum tied the knot at Boone Hall, a former plantation in South Carolina, and were subsequently criticized for glamorizing a place where black slaves once suffered and died

By 1850, Boone Hall was producing 4,000,000 bricks per year using 85 slaves. 

The plantation has also been owned by a Georgian prince while since the 1950s it has been owned by the McRae family, who opened the 738 acre estate up to public tours in 1956.

12 feet by 30 feet slave cabins still remain on the property,  and today house information about the slaves who lived there.

Amends: In May, the couple donated $200,000 to the NAACP, as well as releasing a statement which read in part, 'We're ashamed that in the past we've allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is'

Amends: In May, the couple donated $200,000 to the NAACP, as well as releasing a statement which read in part, 'We're ashamed that in the past we've allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is'

History: 12 feet by 30 feet slave cabins still remain on the property, with tours taking place daily

History: 12 feet by 30 feet slave cabins still remain on the property, with tours taking place daily

The cabins were in use well into the 20th century, as they were occupied by sharecroppers through the 1940s.

In May, Ryan and Blake donated $200,000 to the NAACP, as well as releasing a statement which read in part, 'We're ashamed that in the past we've allowed ourselves to be uninformed about how deeply rooted systemic racism is.' 

Back in 2012, the Green Lantern stars held their nuptials in an intimate ceremony at Boone Hall - to which just 35 guests were invited.  

Blake's self-confessed 'idol' Martha Stewart helped to create the big day, alongside local planner Tara Guérard.

The ceremony was held in a 'rustic barn' and the reception was held in a white tent at the plantation, while Blake's good friend, British singer

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