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Ryan Reynolds Reflects on Alex Trebek's Cameo in 'Free Guy': 'I Was So Blown Away'

Ryan Reynolds Reflects on Alex Trebek's Cameo in 'Free Guy': 'I Was So Blown Away'

Ryan Reynolds is opening up about Alex Trebek‘s cameo in his new movie, Free Guy.

The late Jeopardy! host, who passed away in November 2020, filmed a short appearance for the new movie, which is out this month.

“Alex Trebek was kind enough to film a cameo for our film Free Guy last year despite his battle,” Ryan wrote at the time. “He was gracious and funny. In addition to being curious, stalwart, generous, reassuring and of course, Canadian.”

Click inside to read what Ryan Reynolds is sharing about Alex Trebek…

In his new interview with E!’s Daily Pop, Ryan said that he was blown away by Alex‘s willingness to film the cameo despite his cancer battle.

“We shot that separately, actually after the film had been completely done and dusted and completed,” he said. “Alex was kind enough to jump in and do this little cameo for us. I was just so blown away by how sweet he was to do that.”

Ryan also recalled that Alex was in the planning stages of a new charity project before his death.

“Even right up shortly before he passed away, I talked to him on the phone about a charity initiative he was trying to launch,” he says. “This guy was really made of good stuff right until the end.”

Ryan added, “Having him in the movie is certainly bittersweet, that’s for sure.”

Find out what Ryan said about his last ever conversation with Alex here…

Free Guy is out on August 13.

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