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Ryan Reynolds learns Welsh language phrases in TV interview

15 Mar 2021 2 minute read
ITV: Hollywood actor and Wrexham AFC owner Ryan Reynolds has been brushing up on his Welsh in a This Morning interview with Alison Hammond.

Hollywood star Ryan Reynolds has been learning some Welsh language phrases in a television interview.

The Deadpool actor and co-owner of Wrexham AFC brushed up on his Welsh in a This Morning interview on ITV with presenter Alison Hammond.

Reynolds, who bought the club alongside fellow actor Rob McElhenney, was taught some useful Welsh phrases phonetically for when he is able to visit Wales.

This included learning how to say good morning, or “bore da” as well as learning how to order a pint down the pub.

He also learned how to say “cic o’r smotyn”, which means penalty kick, and “mae Alison Hammond yn brydferth, which means Alison Hammond is beautiful.

The last sentence he learned was ‘hoffwn gorff a charisma Hugh Jackman’, which means that he would like the body and charisma of Hugh Jackman. Reynolds was happy to admit that this was the case.

Hammond told viewers “apologies to anyone who’s Welsh if I’m getting this completely wrong” as she guided the actor through the phrases.

Reynolds said that he and McElhenney were attracted to Wrexham because of the community and history of the club.

He said: “We were looking at a bunch of different teams but the thing for me which really struck a cord about Wrexham was how intrinsically tied communities are to their football clubs and you really can’t grow a football club without also growing, in tandem, the community.”

“The whole thing felt like a very special project for us. Not just to grow this club – which is an incredible storied club with a pedigree unlike any other – but it also seemed like a really interesting opportunity to be a part of a community and help grow a community around this club.

“It’s not really just a football club it a more all encompassing project with Wrexham and their supporters, their community.”

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