Watch: Ryan Reynolds’ response to having a street named after him
Ryan Reynolds really doesn't want a street in Vancouver named after him.
But nonetheless, one of British Columbia's most famous sons is now the subject of petition to have his name forever daubed on a street sign.
Behind it is The Kevin and Sonia Show with Tara Jean, on the Kiss 104.9 radio station in the city, which is appealing directly to Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart.
Launching the petition on Change.org, it says: “Not only has he captured our hearts on the big screen, his humanitarian efforts have made him a beloved local treasure who encapsulates the best of Vancouverites, and fully deserving of this recognition in his hometown.”
The petition goes on to list Reynolds' and wife Blake Lively's various philanthropic acts, including donating $500,000 to homeless and youth charities in the city, and a $200,000 gift to the Indigenous Women's Leadership Fund.
It adds: “We recognize the City of Vancouver *generally* only names streets after people who have passed, but there have been exceptions PLUS technically Ryan Reynolds is Dead(pool). We think we have a solid case here.”
However, Reynolds is less keen. Much less keen.
On picking up the news of the appeal, he took to Twitter to crush the plans.
“Very kind but hard pass,” he tweeted. “If traffic sucks everyone will say, 'Ryan Reynolds is a mess' or 'Ryan Reynolds is really backed up.' My brothers would enjoy this too much.”
Very kind but hard pass. If traffic sucks everyone will say, “Ryan Reynolds is a mess” or “Ryan Reynolds is really backed up”.
My brothers would enjoy this too much.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) November 28, 2020
Despite this, the petition currently has 3225 signatures and climbing, at least three of those presumably his brothers'.
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Reynolds has just finished making new action-comedy Red Notice with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Gal Gadot.
He plays a world renowned con-man, opposite Gadot's world renowned art thief, with The Rock playing a world renowned track, working for Interpol.
There's no released date currently, but it will likely stream on Netflix next year.
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