Ryan Reynolds lays down a 'hard pass' on having a Vancouver street named after him

Ben Arnold
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Watch: Ryan Reynolds’ response to having a street named after him

Ryan Reynolds really doesn't want a street in Vancouver named after him.

But nonetheless, one of British Columbia's most famous sons is now the subject of petition to have his name forever daubed on a street sign.

Behind it is The Kevin and Sonia Show with Tara Jean, on the Kiss 104.9 radio station in the city, which is appealing directly to Vancouver mayor Kennedy Stewart.

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Launching the petition on Change.org, it says: “Not only has he captured our hearts on the big screen, his humanitarian efforts have made him a beloved local treasure who encapsulates the best of Vancouverites, and fully deserving of this recognition in his hometown.”

FILE - In this Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019 file photo, Ryan Reynolds attends the premiere of Netflix's "6 Underground" at The Shed at Hudson Yards on in New York. Hollywood stars Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney could be getting into the soccer business. Wrexham is a Welsh team which plays in the fifth tier of English soccer. It has revealed on Wednesday, Sept. 23, 2020 that Reynolds and McElhenney are the “two extremely well-known individuals” the club has previously said are interested in investing 2 million pounds ($2.5 million). (Photo by Charles Sykes/Invision/AP, file)
Ryan Reynolds (Credit: Charles Sykes/Invision/AP)

The petition goes on to list Reynolds' and wife Blake Lively's various philanthropic acts, including donating $500,000 to homeless and youth charities in the city, and a $200,000 gift to the Indigenous Women's Leadership Fund.

It adds: “We recognize the City of Vancouver *generally* only names streets after people who have passed, but there have been exceptions PLUS technically Ryan Reynolds is Dead(pool). We think we have a solid case here.”

However, Reynolds is less keen. Much less keen.

Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool (Disney)
Ryan Reynolds as Deadpool (Disney)

On picking up the news of the appeal, he took to Twitter to crush the plans.

“Very kind but hard pass,” he tweeted. “If traffic sucks everyone will say, 'Ryan Reynolds is a mess' or 'Ryan Reynolds is really backed up.' My brothers would enjoy this too much.”

Despite this, the petition currently has 3225 signatures and climbing, at least three of those presumably his brothers'.

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Reynolds has just finished making new action-comedy Red Notice with Dwayne 'The Rock' Johnson and Gal Gadot.

He plays a world renowned con-man, opposite Gadot's world renowned art thief, with The Rock playing a world renowned track, working for Interpol.

There's no released date currently, but it will likely stream on Netflix next year.

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