Ryan Reynolds hasn’t forgotten where he came from.
Speaking with Fox Sports’ Michael Strahan before Thursday night’s NFL football game, the Vancouver actor gave the BC Lions a rare shoutout on American national television.
When asked by Strahan if he watched a lot of football growing up, given he’s from Vancouver (…as if there aren’t millions of football fans in Canada), Reynolds proved he did.
“I played nine years of football, I loved it,” Reynolds said. “I watched the CFL growing up and the BC Lions were my team.
“The Seattle Seahawks were my NFL team.”
— BC LIONS (@BCLions) December 14, 2018
Then they talked about the new Deadpool movie and some new gin he’s selling.
Coincidentally, parts of the first Deadpool movie were filmed outside BC Place Stadium, on the Georgia Viaduct, in 2015.
— Dave (@THEUPSHOTcanada) April 7, 2015
It was a small mention, but Lions and Seahawks fans alike were smitten by the name drop.
— Chris Dion (@HabsLions) December 14, 2018
— Ashley C Hyshka (@AshleyHyshka) December 14, 2018
— Todd Vallee (@toddvallee) December 14, 2018
— Kylee 🙂 (@kyleesmind) December 14, 2018
Confirmed that @VancityReynolds is the best actor ever cause hes a Seahawks fan.
— Sivak (@Nathansivak) December 14, 2018
— Tyler Allen (@tyallen2012) December 14, 2018