Ryan Reynolds almost crushed by stage barrier at fan meet-and-greet
Deadpool actor Ryan Reynolds has been filmed narrowly avoiding being crushed by a stage barrier at a fan meet-and-greet in Brazil on Saturday.
The incident, which was captured on camera by a spectator, occurred on the third day of Comic-Con Experience in Sao Paulo. Reynolds, as well as Stranger Things star Joe Keery, appeared in order to promote his new movie Free Guy.
However, when Reynolds leaped down from the stage to come closer to his fans, the barrier surged forward and almost toppled onto him before he got out of the way.
Ryan's brush-with-disaster occurs at 0.06 in the video below:
As you can see from the video above, chaos ensued as fans panicked, and staff at the venue rushed forwards to ascertain whether or not the actor was injured or not. Luckily for Reynolds and his many fans, the star managed to avoid being hurt and composed himself shortly after, even carrying on with the meet-and-greet.
The footage of the near-accident was later uploaded to Twitter by a woman named Juliana Cunha. She wrote: "To aqui na CCXP VENDO O RYAN REYNOLDS DAI O PALCO CAI EM CIMA DELE MANOOO [sic]," which translated means: "I'm here at CCXP [seeing] RYAN REYNOLDS AND THEN THE [stage falls on him.]"
Take a look at the trailer for Free Guy below:
Free Guy stars Reynolds as videogame NPC (non-playable-character) who gradually becomes self-aware as he realizes that he is trapped in a simulated reality. Talking about the film in a panel at CCXP, Reynolds stated: "When we first got this script, I remember Shawn [Levy] and I had been wanting to work together for years, and we found this script."
He continued: "It felt like we really wanted to bring sort of an updated version of Back to the Future for this generation. It was imbued with all of that same sort of wish fulfillment, action-adventure, little elements of sci-fi and supernatural, so for us, it felt really timely"