Recently, Gerard Butler said that he does not watch Ryan Reynolds films. Although they both are A-list Hollywood actors, it seems that Butler is unaware of the Deadpool star’s successful career. On the other hand, Butler has worked in films like 300, The Phantom of the Opera, and Law Abiding Citizen. After Butler’s response, Reynolds had a fitting reply. At the same time, he took this opportunity to lend support to ACLU and NAACP.
In a recent interview, Gerard Butler was asked about the comparison between Gamer and Free Guy
Last year, Ryan Reynolds’s film, Free Guy broke box office records. In the film, he plays a bank teller who discovers that he is a background player in an open-world video game. However, he decides to write his own story and change his life. On the other hand, Gamer is based on a death-row inmate who participates in an online game in which outsiders can control the players. Although both films are unique, people have been comparing them. In an interview, Gerard Butler talked about the comparison. He said:
“I was hoping it was of the time, that people would get it. I thought it was genius. It could have been executed slightly differently, but I really loved the commentary it was making on where the world was going, especially in gaming and sort of losing ourselves into that world, and technology and man bonding with machine. But, I didn’t feel people really did get it at the time. It didn’t do amazing business. It has become a bit of a cult classic, but I didn’t know about this resurgence.”
When asked about the comparison with Ryan Reynolds Free Guy, he said:
“I actually don’t know what Free Guy is.”
His co-star informed him about it and he said:
“Oh s— is it. I don’t watch Ryan Reynolds movies.”
In response to this, Ryan Reynolds tweeted a peculiar reply.
After Gerard Butler’s response went viral, Ryan Reynolds had to reply back. In an Instagram post, Ryan Reynolds shared a screenshot of Butler’s comment and a tweet about his own support for the ACLU and NAACP. He wrote in the caption:
“Can you believe Gerard Butler doesn’t know what Free Guy is? Also, can you believe that the challenges to democracy have never been greater and that Blake and I will match your contributions to the @aclu_nationwide and @naacp_ldf? *Order of these questions optimized for the Internet, NOT importance.”
Later, it was confirmed that Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively have donated $1 million for ACLU and NAACP. Although Butler does not watch his films, let’s hope that they collaborate on a project soon.