Ryan Reynolds finally explains his hilariously bored expression in THAT Taylor Swift picture

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Cast your mind back to the summer, when Taylor Swift and her crew of famous cohorts gathered for her epic Fourth of July celebrations.

She was joined by the likes of her then-boyfriend Tom Hiddleston, Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively, Cara Delevingne, Gigi Hadid, Ruby Rose and plenty of others at her pad in Rhode Island.

It was an epic days-long party that basically made the rest of the world feel, well, rather civilian.

Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively (Andrew Harnik AP/PA Images)

There was also that stomach-churning moment when Tom wore an 'I Heart TS' tank top while in the sea with the Bad Blood hitmaker, but the less said of that the better.

One of the high points of the whole weekend was a snap of Taylor and Tom cuddled up together next to Ryan and Blake getting cosy, and their pals Britany and Ben LaManna.

As a then-pregnant Blake sat on Ryan's lap, though, the lovey-dovey snap was completely overshadowed by his lacklustre and stunned expression, which many took to meant that he kind of wanted to die at that moment and spawned a thousand memes.

However, the actor has now revealed all about the snap and explained the reason behind his hilarious look and it was all down to having a sad resting face.

The Deadpool star told Entertainment Weekly: "If I'm not aware a photo is being taken, my natural resting face is one of a man dying.

"I had no idea somebody was taking a photo.

"Therefore I was resting comfortably in my persona of a man whose soul is visibly exiting this earth."

OK Ryan, we believe you.