Ryan Reynolds Jokes That Celebrities Will ‘Get Us Through’ Covid-19

Katie O'Malley


You can trust Ryan Reynolds to provide some much-needed light relief during the coronavirus pandemic.

On Monday, the actor took to Instagram to urge his followers to stay at home in order to flatten the curve and reduce the number of coronavirus cases.

Reynolds was asked to address his followers after he was tagged in a video message by Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau on Instagram.

‘We need to work to flatten the curve and fight off COVID-19,’ the father-of-three told his fans, before joking that celebrities were going to get us through the pandemic.

Sitting inside what appeared to be a barn conversion, wearing a navy blue shirt and black rimmed glasses, the star added: ‘I think in times of crisis, I think we all know that it’s the celebrities we count on most. They’re the ones that are going to get us through this.

Of course, he noted that in order of importance celebrities might come ‘right after healthcare workers, of course. First responders. People who work in essential services. Ping pong players. Mannequins, they’re great. Childhood imaginary friends, sure. Like 400 other types of people’.

‘Stay at home, practice social distancing, wash your hands, we are going to get through this thing together,’ he added.

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‘Another important message from an important celebrity. Let’s spread the word, not the virus,’ he captioned the post and nominated fellow Canadian stars Steven Page, Terry Reynolds and Seth Rogen.

Reynolds’ post comes days after he and his wife Blake Lively reportedly donated $1 million to be shared between Feeding America and Food Banks Canada.

‘I think we can all agree, Covid-19 is an asshole,’ the actor captioned a photo explaining the donation on Instagram.

Meanwhile, Lively’s post read a similar message but had the additional statement: ‘Now can someone please tell Ryan that “emotional distancing” from his mother in-law is not a thing. Nothing can save him.’

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