Ryan Reynolds opens the Wrexham series and promotion as he faces diversity

Ryan Reynolds opens the Wrexham series and promotion as he faces diversity

Ryan Reynolds opens up about the struggles of filming the Wrexham series, a whole new level of anxiety… and learning exactly what ‘squeaky bum time’ is – as he and co-owner Rob McElhenny front Variety

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Wrexham co-owner Ryan Reynolds has lifted the lid on a documentary filming the club and a whole new level of pressure as the team gain promotion.

Their Hollywood finish with co-owner and screen star Rob McElhaney in the most recent 2022-23 season, as their non-league soccer team won the National League title and returned to the Football League after a 15-year absence.

The pair were reduced to tears as they watched their Welsh team beat Boreham Wood 3-1 to win the championship and seal promotion to England’s Tier 4.

The success comes after a lackluster first season after taking over fifth-tier side Wrexham in February 2021 following a £2.76m deal.

Reynolds and McElhaney opened up about their experience with the club on a Variety Emmy extra edition where they appeared as cover stars.

Wrexham co-owners Ryan Reynolds and Rob McElhaney front Variety’s Emmy Extra Edition

The pair got their Hollywood finish in recent seasons as their side won the Wrexham title

Thousands of fans lined the streets to celebrate Wrexham’s return to the Football League

‘I don’t think I’ve ever felt anxiety [at the end of the 2022-23 season]. It wasn’t enjoyable for me,’ Reynolds told the magazine when addressing their recent victory.

‘The Notts County game this year was hell, real hell. The team that managed to pull it out at the last second was Wrexham.’

The stars witnessed a thrilling 3-2 victory over rivals Notts County at Wrexham’s home, Racecourse Ground in April.

The game was tied 2-2 before Elliot Lee scored in the 78th minute. With Wrexham leading 3-2, former England goalkeeper Ben Foster sparked wild celebrations by saving a stoppage-time penalty.

Reynolds continued, ‘Wrexham always find some way to string out the play until you’re absolutely sure your heart has stopped beating.

‘There’s a football expression that Rob taught me: “Squeaky bum time.” I now fully understand the crunch time.’

Wrexham sealed promotion 10 days later, causing further confusion. They achieved a history-making 111-point season.

Jubilant fans immediately invaded the playing field before thousands lined the streets to celebrate the team in an open-top bus parade. Reynolds and McElhaney then took an all-expenses-paid four-day trip to Las Vegas with his co-stars.

Reynolds opened up about the highs and lows of his side’s 3-2 win over Notts County

Wrexham were promoted to Tier 4 of English soccer on 22 April and fans stormed the pitch.

The club initially rose to international fame through FX’s ‘Welcome to Wrexham’ documentary, going behind the scenes and determining the side’s fortunes following celebrity buyouts.

Deadpool actor Reynolds admits he ‘struggled’ to start the series.

He reveals that recording a documentary is completely different from what he has done before.

‘The truth is we didn’t know a thing when we got there,’ Reynolds told Variety.

‘I really struggled in the beginning. There’s a moment in the series where I’m joking that I didn’t know I had the option of not being on camera all the time.’

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