Ottawa/Vancouver. An Ottawa street to be named after Canadian actor Ryan Reynolds (45). Reynolds was very committed to Ottawa, especially during the pandemic, Jim Watson, the mayor of the Canadian capital, wrote via Twitter. “It is clear that Ottawa holds a special place in Ryan’s heart – and to honor him I will propose a bill to build a road in his name.”
Reynolds, who rose to fame with films such as Green Lantern and Deadpool, was born in Vancouver, western Canada, but also spent part of his childhood in Ottawa. He now resides in the United States with his wife, actress Blake Lively, and their three children. “It’s an incredible honor and a bargain deal, Mr. Meyer,” Reynolds responded to Watson’s tweet, quipping, “I changed my daughter’s name to Ottawa.”
Reynolds had previously turned down the offer
In 2020, Reynolds had reacted very differently to a similar move. At the time, a radio station in Vancouver launched a tongue-in-cheek petition to name a street in the western Canadian metropolis after the actor. The campaign quickly garnered attention on social media. The radio station at the time said that the city usually only named streets after dead celebrities, but Reynolds deserved it.
Reynolds shrugged off the offer via Twitter: “That’s great, but no way,” the actor wrote at the time. “When traffic is bad, everyone says, ‘Ryan Reynolds is in chaos’, or ‘Ryan Reynolds is jammed’. My brothers will have a lot of fun with it.”
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