Everyone knows by now that native Vancouverite, Ryan Reynolds is currently in his hometown filming scenes for Marvel’s Deadpool. The film is full of stunts and rife with opportunities to get injured, but turns out paparazzi who drive are a lot more dangerous than any fight scenes.
Police were called to the Shangri-La Hotel on Friday after Reynolds was reportedly involved in an altercation with a paparazzo before being hit by a car.
A representative for Reynolds told ET Canada, “While walking, Ryan was struck by a paparazzi driving a car through an underground parking garage. The man fled the scene. Ryan is OK.”
Richard Zussman at CBC tweeted Reynolds asking for a quick interview, and Reynolds tweeted back:
Put Beachcombers back on the air and I'll call. https://t.co/g9jbBppMHu— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) April 12, 2015
For those who don’t know, Beachcombers was a show that aired on the CBC from 1972 until 1990. It followed the life of Nick Adonidas, a Greek-Canadian log salvager in British Columbia who earned a living travelling the coastline northwest of Vancouver with his partner aboard their logging tug Persephone tracking down logs that had broken away from barges and logging booms.
Clearly Reynolds still has a sense of humour even after what might have been a traumatizing experience for some. There is no new information on whether the driver of the car has been located, and no word yet on whether Beachcombers will ever make it back on the air.