Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen have taken up the cause of warning young people about fighting the ongoing pandemic and staying safe against dangers of the virus—and they're doing so in the most hilariously Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen ways possible.
The Canadian province of British Columbia is having a bit of problem with young people not taking the virus seriously. Recently, Premier John Horgan held a press conference to address the issue.
Enlisting BC's two most famous native sons, Reynolds and Rogen, he asked for help in getting the word out.
We need young people to understand that now is not the time to go to large parties. @VancityReynolds & @Sethrogen -… https://t.co/HhE1SV1QOd— John Horgan (@John Horgan)1597267877.0
In his remarks, Horgan affably shouted out the two actors and asked for their assistance.
"This is a call out to Deadpool right now: Ryan, we need your help up here... Seth Rogen, another outstanding British Columbian, we need to communicate with people who aren't hearing us, the two of you alone could help us in that regard."
And the two stars came through, in the ways only Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen ever could.
Rogen, naturally, encouraged staying at home by extolling the virtues of marijuana.
People of British Columbia! Please do not go out to parties and BBQs and other large gatherings! The COVID is still… https://t.co/AqeCrTMFjI— Seth Rogen (@Seth Rogen)1597517180.0
Urging fellow British Columbians to forgo large gatherings, Rogen made a compelling case for a smoky alternative instead.
"It's more fun to hang out alone and smoke weed and watch movies and TV shows anyway! Do that instead! Thank you!"
But when it came to Ryan Reynolds, well... of course he had to take the whole thing several steps further! He posted a recording of himself leaving a voicemail for Premier Horgan, in which he delivered one of his trademark dry-humor monologues.
@jjhorgan @Sethrogen Called your office. Left a message. https://t.co/CGp2IZagrD— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1597425053.0
Reynolds made a compelling case for not killing any of their fellow British Columbians that was hard to argue with.
"Here's the thing: I hope that young people in B.C. don't kill my Mom, frankly, or [Canadian scientist] David Suzuki or each other. Let's not kill anyone, I think that's reasonable."
Reynolds also included quips about his mom being something of a cougar for "Abercrombie burnouts," a reference to wife Blake Lively's stint on Gossip Girl, and his ongoing social media "feud" with frequent co-star Hugh Jackman.
"People don't--I don't think they want medical advice from guys like me. No sir. Unless it's plastic surgery, which, a lot of people don't know this, but I used to be Hugh Jackman."
On Twitter, people were totally here for Reynolds' and Rogen's PSAs.
@VancityReynolds @jjhorgan @Sethrogen Hey @VancityReynolds I want to organize a "Don't Kill Ryan's Mom" meme contes… https://t.co/2a9xtEYhRP— Digital Dolphin (@Digital Dolphin)1597527759.0
@Sethrogen Standing in my living room in my pajamas at 3PM, staring out the window at the city, smoking a blunt. Mu… https://t.co/s9xtw6pBcx— Jeff Ramos (@Jeff Ramos)1597517274.0
@VancityReynolds @jjhorgan @Sethrogen Hey @VancityReynolds thanks for the advice and I admire the thoughtfulness to… https://t.co/1Py2rKh5Ca— Allan Akizuki (@Allan Akizuki)1597432250.0
@Sethrogen Can I not smoke weed and just play video games? Or does that not work against covid?— Joshua S. (@Joshua S.)1597517294.0
@VancityReynolds @jjhorgan @Sethrogen You are the best!!! Thanks from Vancouver Island and from a mom of a 21 year… https://t.co/jjMw4wRzwT— MollyTov (@MollyTov)1597437567.0
@Sethrogen This BC chick hiding in her bedroom (with weed and a TV and with serious immune issues) thanks you for this PSA.— ♀️ ᵀᴴᴱ A҉N҉T҉I҉-T҉R҉U҉M҉P҉ (@♀️ ᵀᴴᴱ A҉N҉T҉I҉-T҉R҉U҉M҉P҉)1597517898.0
@VancityReynolds @jjhorgan @Sethrogen B.C. needs your help Ryan & @Sethrogen Or @RealHughJackman. Preferably Hugh… https://t.co/BAigLkyGG2— Jarod (@Jarod)1597429199.0
@VancityReynolds @jjhorgan @Sethrogen I can’t even...😂 I knew I loved Ryan Reynolds before but seriously he is an i… https://t.co/4BhHpHE6Xt— Lisa 🇨🇦 (@Lisa 🇨🇦)1597430715.0
Current level of pandemic stress: maybe I should smoke a fatty. https://t.co/VIBc6QMX6d— Daniela Cinel O'Fee (@Daniela Cinel O'Fee)1597541697.0
The Premier himself, of course, was also appreciative of the gents' antics.
You with your mom jokes, me with my dad jokes, just trying to keep people safe. Thanks, Ryan. xoxo. https://t.co/DBOhaaf78O— John Horgan (@John Horgan)1597436730.0
Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen: Saving British Columbia, one tweet at a time.