Ever the funny guy, Ryan Reynolds couldn’t help but joke about his discomfort during a COVID-19 test on Saturday.
The 43-year-old actor is getting back to work on the set of Red Notice, and, like the rest of the cast and crew, was required to take the test as a precaution before filming got started.
Ryan’s wife Blake Lively snapped some photos as a doctor performed the test with funny results.
‘Just deep enough to tickle your childhood memories’: Ryan Reynolds reacted after a doctor put a swab up his nose for the COVID-19 test on Saturday
The father-of-three could be seen outdoors, sitting on a patio chair as a medical professional wearing gloves pushed the swab up his nostril.
A set of three photos, which Ryan shared to Instagram, showed him closing his eyes after the uncomfortable procedure.
The Canadian star made sure to put a humorous message in the caption of the album, as he wrote, ‘Back to work on #RedNotice. The Covid Test is quick and easy. The doctor places the swab up your nose, just deep enough to tickle your childhood memories and then it’s over.
The Deadpool star finished with a final quip, ‘No matter what you say to him, he won’t buy you dinner first.’
‘He won’t buy you dinner first’: As usual, the 43-year-old actor had a funny caption to accompany the photos taken by wife Blake Lively
Precautions: Blake caught the moment the swab went up his nostril for the test so he could get back to work on Red Notice
Last month Ryan urged young people in Canada to stop partying ‘so they don’t kill his mom’.
The Hollywood star left a humorous message on his Twitter page warning ‘young folks’ to appreciate the risks of the coronavirus pandemic after a request from a politician in his birthplace of British Columbia.
Politician John Horgan recently said in a press conference: ‘This is a call out to Deadpool right now. Ryan, we need your help up here. Get in touch with us.’
Ryan responded by posting a voice memo on Twitter, jokingly saying: ‘I’m not sure it’s a great idea, frankly. 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 – Hugh Jackman.’
The actor added: ‘Young folks in B.C., they’re partying, which is of course dangerous. They probably don’t know that thousands of young people aren’t just getting sick from coronavirus, they’re also dying from it too.’
Partner in crime: Ryan’s wife Blake Lively took the photos of Ryan as he got back to work on the action movie
Reynolds explained how British Columbia is home to the ‘coolest older people on Earth’ such as his mother and environmental activist David Suzuki.
He quipped: ‘My mum, she doesn’t want to be cooped up in her apartment all day. She wants to be out there cruising Kitsilano Beach looking for some young 30-something Abercrombie burnout to go full Mrs. Robinson on. She is insatiable.
‘I hope young people in B.C. don’t kill my mom frankly. Or David Suzuki. Or each other. Let’s not kill anyone. I think that’s reasonable.’
Ryan then concluded the message with a reference to his wife, Blake Lively.
He said: ‘I love parties. My favorite thing to do is sit alone in my room with a glass of gin and the first 32 seasons of Gossip Girl. That’s a party.’
Last month Ryan urged young people in Canada to stop partying ‘so they don’t kill his mom’. The Hollywood star left a humorous message on his Twitter page warning ‘young folks’ to appreciate the risks of the coronavirus pandemic