“Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds — famously stuffed with snarky one-liners and viral pranks — was unabashedly somber whereas detailing his expertise working with Alex Trebek on his last week of “Jeopardy!”
“It’s an honor (and just a little heartbreaking) to be with Alex Trebek one final time on Jeopardy,” Reynolds tweeted. His touching message was accompanied by an emoji of the Canadian flag.
The episode, taped shortly earlier than the beloved host’s loss of life in November after a courageous public battle with pancreatic most cancers, aired Tuesday night time.
Reynolds, 44, joined fellow Canuck Trebek to ship a clue beneath the class “Motion pictures.” He appeared from his dwelling within the video section.
His look featured a clip from his upcoming movie “Free Man,” for which Trebek filmed a cameo whereas present process therapy for most cancers in 2019.
“In my 2020 film ‘Free Man’, I play a financial institution teller who comes to appreciate that he’s actually an NPC, brief for this type of character in an open world online game?” Reynolds requested the contestants.
The sport geek reply: non-player character.
The trailer for “Free Man” teases Trebek’s cameo. Towards the tip of the action-packed promo, Trebek’s iconic voice might be heard describing Reynolds’ character, the NPC hero often known as Man.
Trebek died on Nov. eight on the age of 80.
The mustachioed “Magnum, P.I.” lookalike began internet hosting “Jeopardy!,” which initially ran from 1964 to 1979, when it was revived in 1984.
He went on to be nominated 31 instances for the Daytime Emmy Award for Excellent Sport Present Host, taking dwelling the trophy a formidable seven instances.
“He was gracious and humorous. Along with being curious, stalwart, beneficiant, reassuring and naturally, Canadian,” Reynolds mentioned in a earlier tribute tweet. “We love you, Alex. And all the time will.”