It's official — 2020 couldn't possibly get any weirder. An Ontario First Nation tribe has nominated Ryan Reynolds to be their new Chief. Yes, Van Wilder himself now has a shot at being the new leader of Walpole Island First Nation, a reservation that borders Ontario and Michigan.
According to TMZ, Reynolds was nominated as a result of a hundred-year-old loophole, which allows non-members to be elected Chief. So, technically anyone could become the community’s leader; they’ve just decided to dream big.
The beloved Canadian actor, who tends to take advantage of situations like this, has yet to comment publicly about the nomination. However, if he wants to withdraw, he must reach out soon.
TMZ reports that the Deadpool star must contact the Walpole Island membership office by August 13 if he wants his name off the ballot.
If elected, Reynolds would need to attend a swearing-in ceremony. Walpole First Nation states that a community elder would deliver a traditional opening at the event, which would also include a light dinner.
Reynolds isn’t the only big name in the running for Chief. Sir Paul McCartney has also been nominated. So yeah, competition is stiff.
Ryan Reynolds is known for his words and gestures of appreciation for his home country, especially in recent months.
The actor shouted out health care workers in London, Ontario earlier this summer, praising them as heroes.
He also fronted a $5,000 reward payment for a fellow Vancouverite's missing teddy bear, which had sentimental value.
Reynolds announced back in July that he will be hiring BIPOC trainees for his next film, an opportunity that requires no previous film set experience.
Needless to say, the man has a heart of gold. We hope that he considers the role of Chief. It'd certainly be a bold career move.