Earlier this week, Premier John Horgan asked B.C.-raised Hollywood heavyweights Ryan Reynolds and Seth Rogen to help him encourage young people in the province to stop partying during the pandemic.
This morning, the Deadpool star responded to Horgan's plea in a Tweet, stating, "I got your message about the thing. Look, I'm not sure it's a great idea, frankly. People don't want medical advice from guys like me."
However, in typical Reynolds fashion, the actor joked that he could give advice about plastic surgery, because he, "used to be Hugh Jackman."
This afternoon, Horgan responded to Reynolds's hilarious message in a Tweet, stating, "You with your mom jokes, me with my dad jokes, just trying to keep people safe. Thanks, Ryan. xoxo."
Now, Seth Rogen has responded to the B.C. Premier on Twitter, stating that he, "Just slid in to your DMs!"
(Rogen followed that message up with another tweet directed at British Columbians Saturday afternoon - check it out here.)
In his announcement, Horgan called Rogen "another outstanding British Columbian" who could help get the message through to young people that they need to stop partying.
"The two of you alone could help us in that regard," Horgan said of Reynolds and Rogen.
Have a look at Horgan's message to the beloved Canadian actors.
With active COVID-19 cases at their highest in three months, Horgan hinted at a carrot and stick approach to British Columbians — and especially younger people — to heed health and safety guidelines.
Provincial health officials announced 85 new cases Wednesday, Aug. 12, the highest one-day total for the province since late April.
In a press conference before the day’s new COVID-19 cases were released, Horgan said if private house parties continue to contribute to the growing caseload in the province, enforcement will follow suit, with warnings escalating into more severe penalties.
- With files from Stefan Labbé.