Ryan Reynolds has urged Canadian residents to stop going to parties and help slow the spread of coronavirus, saying: "I hope young people don't kill my mom."
The Deadpool star, 43, responded to a request for help from British Columbia premier John Horgan as coronavirus cases spiked in the province.
On Wednesday, Mr Horgan tweeted that he needs "young people to understand that now is not the time to go to large parties".
We need young people to understand that now is not the time to go to large parties. @VancityReynolds & @Sethrogen - please help spread the message to stop the spread of #COVID19. pic.twitter.com/u9SodpRnxu— John Horgan (@jjhorgan) August 12, 2020
He shared a video from a press conference in which he called out to the actor, saying: "Ryan, we need your help up here. Get in touch with us."
Reynolds replied with a tongue-in-cheek voice message to Mr Horgan, saying he's not sure it is a great idea as he doubts they want medical advice from guys like him.
"Unless it's plastic surgery, which, a lot of people don't know this, but I used to be Hugh Jackman," he continued.
"Young folks in BC, they're partying, which is of course dangerous.