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Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney include reluctant Welsh translator in video announcing Wrexham TV series

18 May 2021 2 minute read

Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhenney have included a Welsh language translator in their latest video.

The reluctant translator is heard translating everything they have to say – with a few creative additions – in their latest video announcing that FX have commissioned two series’ on their purchase of Wrexham AFC.

“We thought it was only appropriate for our Welsh fans to have a translator,” Ryan Reynolds says.

However the translator – played by US-based journalist Maxine Hughes who is originally from Conwy – has other ideas, and is heard to say in Welsh: “The tall and skinny one makes movies and the muscular one sells cream cheese from Philadelphia, or something.”

“Did she say Philadelphia, because I didn’t say Philadelphia?” Rob McElhenney asks.

“Oh no, it’s Welsh. It is Welsh rob,” Ryan Reynolds answers. “It probably just sounds like Philadelphia. Maxine, how do you say Philadelphia in Welsh?”

“Philadelphia,” she answers. “There is no hope these two can manage a football club. And the one with the toupee thinks Wales is in Scotland. Neither of these men have ever pleased their wives sexually. They will both die alone in their mansions, gripped fiercly by the cold, indifferent embrace of pure loneliness.”

“Can you say, no one wants to see another Deadpool?” Rob McElhenney asks later.

“This one thinks he’s so funny,”  the translator says.


FX has placed a two-season order for Welcome to Wrexham, a docuseries tracking the dreams and people of Wrexham as two Hollywood stars take ownership of the town’s historic yet struggling football club.

“Rob McElhenney has been an all-star on Team FX for years and now has partnered with the formidable Ryan Reynolds to bring glory to the ‘Red Dragons’ in the docuseries Welcome to Wrexham,” said Nick Grad, President, Original Programming, FX Entertainment.

“Rob and Ryan will take fans inside the sport as never before, pairing their genuine love for the game with the welcome challenge of building on the heritage of this club.”

Welcome to Wrexham will be executive produced by McElhenney, Reynolds, Nick Frenkel and John Henion. The series is produced by Broadwalk Pictures.

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Dylan Thomas
Dylan Thomas
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