It’s hard to believe that Ryan Reynolds, one of Hollywoods biggest talents, could be star-struck by anyone, but King Charles certainly left the entertainment multi-hyphenate reeling after a surprise phone call.
The monarch gave Reynolds and his business partner Rob McElhenney a ring after they took ownership of the Wrexham football (read: soccer) club and documented the team’s redemption arc with the television series Welcome to Wrexham. In the newly released trailer for the second season, Reynolds is properly dazed while sharing their unexpected interaction with the British monarch.
“So, the King of England called,” Reynolds relayed, adding that Charles wished to pay them and Wrexham a visit. “I would say that we’re impossibly excited to welcome him to the Racecourse Ground, this historic church that resides in the heart of Wrexham and is the heart of Wrexham,” the Deadpool star effused.
With pride in his voice, Reynolds continued, “Rob and I both said early on, and this holds true and for the rest of our lives, we will do anything to uplift and elevate this community and this club and having the King pay a visit is certainly one way to do it. That’s for sure. Very excited.”
The trailer also gave a glimpse of the highly anticipated meeting, during which Charles and Queen Consort Camilla greeted the Wrexham team owners and chatted with Reynolds and McElhenney. Though it was a surreal moment for the two, the multi-industry businessman also admitted it came with a lot more pressure to help the team succeed. Reynolds uttered, “Oh my God, the expectation. Dear God.”