Ryan Reynolds knows how to play well when he sees it.
The “Deadpool” singer brought “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” star Rick Moranis out of obscurity and starred alongside the actor in Mint Mobile’s latest commercial.
“So what do you want me to do?” Do you want me to say something about Mint? Moranis, 67, probes Reynolds, 43, in a confused tone after his presentation. “I really must have a phone. ”
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As the pair stand in a mint field, the “Ghostbusters” star asks Reynolds right away, “So why am I here?” ”
“I’m a huge fan,” Reynolds replies. “Massive. ”
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” That’s all? Moranis asked before leaving the stage on the left. “See you soon,” he said.
In a statement to People magazine on Wednesday, Reynolds said he marveled at the opportunity to act alongside Moranis, despite the brief 42-second spot.
“Like many Canadians and humans, I adore and adore Rick Moranis,” he said. brain and heart. “
“We asked Rick to do this 8 days before our shoot, a bit on a lark, but after a few emails and a conversation he agreed,” Reynolds continued. “And it was wonderful. Everyone on set was completely star-struck, especially me. We are so grateful that he has returned and hope he will return. ”
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Moranis retired from Hollywood after the death of his wife, costume designer Ann Belsky, who died in February 1991 of breast cancer. The couple had two children: Rachel and Mitchell.
He told The Hollywood Reporter in 2015 that his absence was never a retirement.
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“I took a break, which turned into a longer break,” he said. “But I’m interested in anything I find interesting. I still get questions from time to time about a role in a movie or on TV and as soon as a role that piques my interest, I probably will. ”
A “Honey, I Shrunk the Kids” reboot is currently in the works at Disney with Josh Gad as Moranis’ son.