2020 has given us a global pandemic, wildfires, NJ earthquakes, and….Rick Moranis. The elusive actor, who hasn’t been in the public eye since the mid-90s, made a surprise appearance alongside Ryan Reynolds for a new phone commercial.
Reynolds had a major announcement Wednesday regarding Mint Mobile, of which he is the CEO, so he needed to go big.
The Honey, I Shrunk the Kids and Spaceballs star assisted Reynolds in announcing Mint's newest option, an unlimited data plan. So, what's the connection between the new cellular option and an elusive comedy legend?
As the Deadpool actor explained in the commercial, Mint Mobile had gone too long without an unlimited option, so he required "an actor we’ve all gone too long without" to help introduce it.
However, Moranis still seemed confused as to why he was there in the first place.
Turns out, Reynolds a "massive" fan and used the commercial as an excuse to finally meet his idol face to face, which causes Moranis to wave goodbye and awkwardly sidestep off screen.
Thankfully, this won't be the last time fans get to see the 90s movie icon. Moranis is set to reprise his role in the upcoming Honey, I shrunk the Kids sequel, as reported by Deadline.