You know the festive period is approaching when there’s a new film adaptation of A Christmas Carol. This year, it’s Spirited, starring Ryan Reynolds and Will Ferrell (already king of Christmas films thanks to Elf).
Spirited gives a modern and musical spin on the Charles Dickens classic. The only problem was, its stars are not natural singers and dancers.
Fortunately, Ryan Reynolds had a man he could call on.
Ryan Reynolds has somewhat of a bromance with Hugh Jackman. Recently the pair released a video that went viral revealing that Jackman would be returning to the iconic role of Wolverine in an upcoming Deadpool film. But another iconic role saw him as quite literally as The Greatest Showman. So who better to ask for advice?
“It comes so naturally to Hugh that in a weird way, his helping was not helping,” Reynolds says. “He was like, ‘Just make sure you’re listening to those count-offs and those beats’. And I was like, ‘I don’t hear the beats, man. Like, help me out with something real here!’”
And he did, Reynolds remembers.