Ryan Reynolds’ message to young Canadian party-goers: ‘Don’t kill my mum’
The Deadpool actor gave the tongue-in-cheek advice after British Columbia premier John Horgan asked him to help spread the word among young people that attending large parties is a bad idea right now.
Ryan Reynolds has a message for young Canadians who are thinking of partying it up during this COVID-19 pandemic: “I hope young people in BC don’t kill my mum”.
The 43-year-old Deadpool star recorded the tongue-in-cheek voice message after British Columbia premier John Horgan made an appeal to both Reynolds and Seth Rogan to help spread the word to youth in the Canadian province that attending large parties is a bad idea right now.
British Columbia has seen a recent spike in cases among young people that has been attributed to large social gatherings.
Reynolds came through with a hilarious message that also took jabs at his wife Blake Lively, Wolverine actor Hugh Jackman and even his own mum.
First, he questioned whether he was even the right guy to give medical advice in the first place, “Unless it's plastic surgery, which, a lot of people don't know this, but I used to be Hugh Jackman.”
Reynolds’ message took a more serious turn when he said that young people may not know that they too can get sick from the coronavirus and that “it's terrible that it affects our most vulnerable.”
He went on to say that British Columbia is home to some of the coolest older people in the world and he went on to name the environmentalist David Suzuki and his mum.
Reynolds joked that his mum didn’t want to be cooped up at home and would rather cruise the beach “looking for some young 30-something Abercrombie burnout to go full Mrs Robinson on. She is insatiable.”
"I hope young people in BC don't kill my mum frankly,” he quipped. “Or David Suzuki. Or each other. Let's not kill anyone. I think that's reasonable."
He even managed to take a dig at his wife, Lively. He said he loved parties and that his favourite thing to do in the world is sit alone with a glass of gin and watch the first 32 seasons of Gossip Girl. Lively starred in the TV series, which ran for six seasons.
Reynolds was born in Vancouver, the largest city in British Columbia.
Listen to his message here.