A Ryan Reynolds fan from Wrexham has told of her shock after the star yesterday responded to a tweet she made eight years ago.
The Hollywood actor has been revealed as a potential investor in fan-owned Wrexham AFC, along with American actor, Rob McElhenney.
Shortly after the club’s announcement yesterday, Reynolds discreetly took to Twitter to acknowledge the bid by responding to a tweet made by Lois Morus, from Wrexham, in October 2012.
It is the only tweet the A lister has made following the news about his potential next big role as an investor in the club.
In the original tweet to a friend that made a tongue-in-cheek reference about never knowing when Reynolds could show up in Wrexham, the actor responded: “Yep, you never know.”
He then added: “I’ve waited 8 years to respond to this tweet.”
It has since gone viral, with more than 64,000 likes and a further 6,000 retweets.
Speaking to North Wales Live, Lois said: “Me and my boyfriend, Carwyn, were just watching a film at home and my phone was in the kitchen so I hadn’t really noticed it going off.
“Then I popped into the kitchen just to get something and I could see all these messages coming through – it was mental.
“At first I thought I must have been hacked or that it was all a bit of a joke from a spam account because the tweet was made so long ago.
“But when I saw the tick by his name, I thought ok, this is weird – and it turns out it was real.
“Everyone was commenting and my friends were all texting me like what the hell has just happened.”
The 27-year-old Welsh language promoter who works for Menter Dinefwr, and now lives in Carmarthen, told how she is still “a bit confused”.
“The tweets started when I was talking about a module that I wasn’t really keen on in uni.
“The friend who replied to me was in college at the time.
“She had done a life drawing class and she was telling me how she’d been drawing a middle aged man, and how it would have been a lot better if it would have been Ryan Reynolds.
“I don’t even remember tweeting them.
“It’s a bit embarrassing really.
“When you look back at your old statuses, you think oh that’s a bit embarrassing – but you never really expect an A list celebrity to bring it back to attention.”
After opening the messages, she said: “I was shaking and looking at my phone in disbelief just thinking, what the hell.
“I just can’t believe it, it’s not really sunk in, it’s all a bit bizarre.”
In the coming days, Wrexham are set to hold more talks with the Canadian actor, best known for his role in Deadpool, as well as McElhenney – who is best known for playing Mac in It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia.
More than 95% of the 1,223 Wrexham Supporters Trust member votes cast opted to move to the next stage of the proposals, while 31 voted against at a special general meeting on Tuesday.
“I hadn’t realised he was investing into the football club at the time, so when I heard about that, I understood the connection,” Lois added.
“It’s a bit random, I can’t really see what his connection is to the area but it’s put Wrexham in a great spotlight.
“I’m not a big football fan, but it’s great for the club and I know the fans are really passionate about the club and it’s brilliant for the exposure.
“And I’m looking forward to seeing what the reasoning is behind choosing Wrexham.”