Ryan Reynolds is probably best known today as a comedian, an actor, a mutant, one of the sexiest men alive, (as dubbed by various magazines many years over) and of course, who can forget his notorious role in that movie where he used a super-powered green ring in the DC Universe. (No, the movie will not be named, Ryan acts like it doesn’t exist, and it is still unclear whether he will come after you with a katana if the film is ever mentioned)
All jokes aside, there are few social media influencers who can boast nearly 37 million followers on Instagram and entertain them with commercials about herb related cell phone services or nautical themed alcohol.
A Kid, A Deadpool
Today’s social media entertainment is brought to you by none other than a blonde kid with a serious case of Deadpool fever. The 12-year-old actor was brought on to work with Reynolds to actually play a young version of himself in a movie that he is working on.
He included a caption explaining how this unbelievably cute and slightly concerning video came to be:
“Introducing @Walker.Scobell. This innocent young boy plays 12 year old me in my upcoming @netflix film. And because he takes his job seriously, the role required significant research. No matter what, he’s WAY too young to know this monologue by heart. #Precious #TheAdamProject @slevydirect”
Here are just some of the numerous comments that Ryan received on this hilarious video on Instagram:
“What have you done to him. ??♥️” (Jennifer Garner) “That is Awesome. Time for mutant scar makeup ??” (Commentator) “Those facial expressions Ryan makes.?” (Commentator) “All the bleeps! ?” (Commentator) “You know they made a vid about Sam L Jackson being a bad influence on young people with his movies.They took the wrong person it should have been Ryan Reynolds ??? and here is proof” (Commentator)
Ryan’s wife Blake Lively has continuously trolled her husband online, and she told the press that she and Ryan love making fun of each other:
“We’re people that don’t take ourselves too seriously. The only people I really love to make fun of is us.”
“”We do it in real life all the time,” she continued. “It was just an organic thing, and I don’t know where or when it happened, but all day long, we are just [teasing] each other because that’s my best friend!”
Million Dollar Face
The sheer number of quotes that have been taken from Ryan as meme culture is astounding. During a previous interview with famous YouTuber Jackcepticeye he revealed that his craft isn’t so simple as improv though, he takes time to practice and come up with various ways to crack a joke.
He shared that for each scene in Deadpool they had numerous versions so that they could come up with the best take. His dedication to being funny and entertaining is the reason he is estimated to have a net worth of around $100 million!