Ryan Reynolds made his TikTok debut on Wednesday paying tribute to his 2005 film Just Friends and donning a filter of the Wrexham FC jersey – after he recently bought the club football.
The 44-year-old actor joined the popular Chinese social media app by lip-syncing I Swear by All-4-One, just like his character Chris Brander in the comedy.
“I swear you’ll be disappointed with this account,” Ryan wrote in the caption accompanying the video.
Social media: Ryan Reynolds debuted on TikTok on Wednesday paying tribute to his 2005 film Just Friends
Wrexham Sponsor: The 44-year-old actor then shared a video of himself shirtless in Deadpool makeup before wearing a filter of a red TikTok and Wrexham Association Football Club jersey
Ryan wore a long-sleeved polo shirt over a white T-shirt as he slipped into the frame to lip-sync the song.
He then shared a video of him shirtless in Deadpool makeup before wearing the red Wrexham Association Football Club jersey.
Ryan and actor Rob McElhenney, 44, recently bought Wrexham AFC, which is Wales’ oldest team and the third oldest professional football team in the world.
Wrexham AFC announced on Wednesday that TikTok is the team’s new shirt sponsor.
Club owner: Ryan, shown in December 2019 in South Korea, and actor Rob McElhenney, 44, recently bought Wrexham AFC, which are Wales’ oldest team
FX also has a docuseries in production called Welcome To Wrexham which will chronicle Ryan and Rob as they attempt to revitalize the struggling club.
It was announced earlier this month that Wrexham will be heading to the United States for a five-day training camp in July, marking the club’s first trip to the United States.
The camp will conclude with a fundraising friendly on July 29 against the Philadelphia Union, the hometown of co-owner Rob.
First video: The actor joined the popular Chinese social media app by lip-syncing I Swear by All-4-One, just like his character Chris Brander in the comedy
Wrexham was taken over by both actors in February this year after the couple invested £ 2million in the club, with the aim of pushing the Red Dragons up the English football pyramid.
As part of the new deal with popular social media video site TikTok, the non-league club will have the company logo on their jerseys, while the club will launch a channel on the popular platform.
TikTok launched in late 2016, but gained popularity last year, surpassing two billion downloads in 2020, becoming the third fastest growing brand this calendar year.
Wrexham Manager Humphrey Ker said: “We were blown away by the ideas TikTok had for their partnership with the club. The ability to access the full breadth of their platform creates an opportunity for community development. that many will envy.
Christmas Comedy: Ryan and Amy Smart are shown in a still image from the 2004 Christmas romantic comedy Just Friends
“Our soon to be launched official TikTok account will feature everyone involved at the club, including Rob and Ryan.
“Having TikTok on the front of our shirts is a great move and we’re sure it will be popular with our fans, as well as those who are active on TikTok.”
Reynolds and McElhenney both have TikTok accounts and posted videos of them with the new Wrexham 2021-22 kit on Wednesday afternoon, with the former posting an image of his Deadpool Wade Wilson character in the new tape.
Nick Tran, Global Marketing Manager, TikTok, added, “TikTok is uniquely positioned at the center of the entertainment, technology and creative community to help bring the story of Wrexham AFC to life to a global audience.
“With the growth of football clubs, players and trends on TikTok, joining Rob and Ryan in bringing Wrexham AFC back to the English Football League was a natural fit for us.
Venture: Wrexham announced it will be sponsored by TikTok in the two new seasons
“We are proud to play a small role in defending Wrexham AFC’s return to top football and to share the journey with the City of Wrexham, our community and fans around the world, as only TikTok can. ”
Reynolds and McElhenney both started making an impact on the club by putting teasing messages on billboards during club home games.
“We’re with you in spirit, but not in the haunting horror movie genre,” said a post, which randomly appeared on Racehorse Ground LED signs.
Non-league team to wear TikTok logo on kit as they prepare for EFL return
Posers: Reynolds (left) and McElhenney (right) both posted TikToks in the new kit this week
‘We look! But not in a scary stalker way, ”said another.
The club will also be the subject of a documentary, titled “Welcome to Wrexham”, giving fans a behind-the-scenes look at the Hollywood duo’s first two years at the non-league club.
On the pitch, Wrexham’s first months with Reynolds and McElhenney at the helm got off to a good start, but the Red Dragons missed out on a National League play-off spot on the final day of the season thanks to a 1-1 draw with Dagenham and Redbridge.
It was announced last month that head coach Dean Keates will not be leading the squad next season, leaving the Hollywood duo on the hunt for a new manager ahead of the 2021-22 season.
Hollywood owners have also branded their club ownership by teasing in-game posts.
While announcing the departure of Keates, the North American owners of Wrexham reiterated their wish to bring the club back to the EFL “at the earliest opportunity” and that a “change of manager will give us the best chance of achieving this. goal”.
Ryan had his biggest commercial success with the Deadpool franchise and a third film set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe is in development by Marvel Studios, which acquired the film rights to the character with its acquisition of 21st Century Fox by Disney. .
The Vancouver, Canada native has been married since 2012 to actress Blake Lively, 33, and together they have daughters James, six, Inez, four, and Betty, one.
Ryan can be seen in the action flick Hitman’s Wife’s Bodyguard which released in theaters earlier this month by Lionsgate.
Cute couple: The Vancouver, Canada native has been married since 2012 to actress Blake Lively, shown together in New York City in May 2019, and they have daughters together James, six, Inez, four, and Betty, a year.