Ryan Reynolds Shows Support for Britney Spears in Parody Poster
Ryan Reynolds has declared his support for Britney Spears after she has finally been freed from her father’s conservatorship. In a parody poster for his newly released Free Guy movie, Reynolds posted a picture in which his character from the movie, Guy, waves a #FreeBritney flag with the caption “Free Gal”.
The Deadpool actor’s newest movie released on August 13, 2021. Overwhelmingly positive reviews have ensured that it was certified fresh on Rotten Tomatoes, its score lingering around 80% critic’s review and 95% audience score, with over 150 reviews submitted. After only one day out of the box office, it is doing very well, but some are concerned for its continued success given the surging COVID-19 Delta Variant. Theaters are anticipating less traffic with public confidence wavering. Free Guy only projected to earn $15-17 million, half that of Jungle Cruise, another recent Disney Release.
Free Guy follows an average-Joe bank teller named Guy, who discovers that he is a background character in a Grand Theft Auto-esque open world video game. When things turn sour, he teams up with Jodie Comer’s character “Molotov Girl” to save the day as “Blue Shirt Guy”. Comer and Reynolds are joined by Joe Keery, Lil Rel Howery, Utkarsh Ambudkar, and Taika Waititi.
Free Guy was coincidentally released mere hours after Jamie Spears—Britney’s father—agreed to step down as her conservator. He filed legal documentation to confirm his decision and stated that while he was not sure this move was in the best interest of Britney, he would leave his role to avoid “a public battle with his daughter over his continuing service as her conservator.” It is not an outright resignation from the role, as Jaime has asserted that he did nothing wrong as Britney’s conservator. In a statement to Vulture, Britney’s lawyer Mathew Rosengart praised the move as “vindication”. However, he continued, saying “we are disappointed, however, by their [Jamie and his lawyer’s] ongoing shameful and reprehensible attacks on Ms. Spears and others.”
Britney’s mother, Lynne Spears, has reacted to the news in a statement: “Lynne Spears is pleased Jamie has agreed to step down,” Lynne’s attorney, Gladstone N. Jones wrote. “Lynne entered into this conservatorship to protect her daughter almost three years ago. She has accomplished what she set out to do. She will have no further comment.”
While Britney is still not free of her conservatorship, she has at long last been liberated from her father’s influence, and she and her attorney will continue to fight for her freedom.