Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds has said football is “a unique brand of splendid torture”.
He, 45-year-old Hollywood star and It Always Sunny In Philadelphia creator Rob McElhenney, took 100% ownership of Wrexham AFC in February 2021, took over Wrexham Supporters’ Trust, and invested 2 million pounds on the terms of the deal.
The duo were pictured visiting the club and watching games, marking the visit last October with gin shots in the local pub.
Deadpool star Reynolds told ITV’s Lorraine Kelly, who said the pair have “brought glamor and excitement to football”, that the club has “its own unique brand of glamor gleeful and excited before I get there.”
He said: “Both me and Rob McElhenney, we both love it. It’s a passionate project.
“Football in general is really the best and worst thing that has ever happened to me.
“I get it right now, I understand the beautiful game as much as I can understand it at this stage in my life, and it’s a unique brand of beautiful torture I’ve never experienced before.
The actor, who is currently promoting Netflix’s The Adam Project, added: “I love it with all my heart and it breaks my heart on a pretty regular basis too.”
Reynolds and his wife, Gossip Girl actress Blake Lively, recently pledged to donate up to US$1,000,000 (£750,000) to support the growing number of Ukrainian refugees.
He told Kelly: “I’m really amazed at the extent to which people have gone up. Our donations were matched almost within 24 hours. My wife and I both realized we were lucky. How lucky to be able to do that.”
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Project Adam, available on Netflix from March 11, sees Reynolds play a time-traveling pilot and team up with his younger self.
– Lorraine airs on ITV weekdays from 9am on ITV and ITV Hub.
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