Anyone that has spent any time on social media over the past two weeks has likely seen the two-minute video of actors and actresses singing “Imagine” together.
The video (seen below) takes clips from Gal Gadot, Mark Ruffalo, Zoe Kravitz, and others and pieces them together to make the viral hit:
Gal Gadot, Jamie Dornan, Natalie Portman, Zoe Kravitz, Sia, Lynda Carter, Amy Adams, Mark Ruffalo, Ashley Benson and lot of famous singing “Imagine” on this critical times ❤️ pic.twitter.com/xCdoX8PMrC
— pam 🧜🏼♀️ (@sidetolaufer) March 19, 2020
While the video showed celebrities coming together during the coronavirus, it did little to offer help in the way of offering advice or sharing practical ways to combat the spread of the coronavirus.
Then came Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau, who issued a challenge to actors from his country to address the coronavirus in a new #PlankTheCurve challenge.
You need to stay home. And so do your friends and family members. Help spread the word with your own video – and tag your friends to remind them to stay home too. And together, we can #PlankTheCurve. @MichaelBuble and @VancityReynolds – can you help? #StayAtHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/f1PQQrzMIK
— Justin Trudeau (@JustinTrudeau) March 23, 2020
“Deadpool” actor Ryan Reynolds quickly answered the call sharing a video of his own where he thanked Trudeau and said: “We need to work together to flatten the curve and fight off the COVID-19.”
“I think in times of crisis, I think we all know that it’s the celebrities that we count on most. They’re the ones who are gonna get us through this,” Reynolds said with a smirk.
“Right after health care workers, of course, first responders, people who work in essential services, ping-pong players, mannequins, childhood imaginary friends, sure — like 400 other types of people,” he added per the Western Journal.
“People, look, stay at home, practice social distancing, wash your hands, we’re going to get through this thing together,” Reynolds continued.
Watch his comments below:
Another important message from an important celebrity. Let’s spread the word not the virus. I happily nominate, @stevenpage @Sethrogen and @TerryR49776917 #PlankTheCurve #StayAtHomeSaveLives pic.twitter.com/IRJNI9Y6G9
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) March 23, 2020
Reynolds and his wife Blake Lively have donated $1 million towards the coronavirus relief effort, Elle Magazine reports.
Fellow Canadian actor Seth Rogen also responded to the challenge:
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— Seth Rogen (@Sethrogen) March 24, 2020