Ryan Reynolds Ready to “Embarrass Himself” if ‘Good Afternoon’ From ‘Spirited’ Reaches Oscars

Published 01/15/2023, 5:30 AM EST

Ryan Reynolds did the first musical of his career, Spirited in 2022. The film is a rendition of Charles Dickens’ famous novella A Christmas Carol, which is adapted hundreds of times. The film also stars Will Ferrell alongside Reynolds in the famous role of Ebenezer Scrooge.

Although the film did not do well at the box office, the makers have some expectations from the songs of the film. Especially one of the songs for which Ryan Reynolds is ready to embarrass himself on the stage at the Oscars.


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The songs for the Oscars are not nominated yet, the songwriters of Spirited are ready with theirs. The songwriters Benj Pasek and Justin Paul wholeheartedly want their song ‘Good Afternoon’ to be shortlisted for the 95th Academy Awards nominations.

They want the song to be nominated so that the stars of the film can perform on it. Paul told Variety earlier that watching Ferrel and Reynolds performing on the stage will be so much fun.

On the other hand, Ryan Reynolds said that he is not thinking about that. All he is thinking is that if the song gets nominated for the Oscars, the least he could do “is show up on that stage and embarrass myself.


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Although ‘Good Afternoon’ will be competing against songs from legends like Taylor Swift, Rihanna, and Lady Gaga in the route of being nominated and afterwards. While writers are hoping for a nomination, Reynolds’ close buddy Hugh Jackman doesn’t wish for the same.

How was Good Afternoon made?

Apparently, the 46-year-old actor will also be credited if the song gets nominated. According to Variety, he was inspired by the original Dickens novel for the song. It was Ryan Reynolds who proposed that it will sound like an insult if Scrooge would say “Good Afternoon” which will be perfect for the plot. And that is the only thing he asked the writers: to create a song about the good afternoon.


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The team almost created a mini book constituting 55 pages just for the ideas for the song.

Do you want to see Reynolds and Ferrell performing if ‘Good Afternoon’ bags an Oscar nomination?



Radhika Deshmukh

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Radhika Deshmukh is a writer at Netflix Junkie. She has completed her Bachelor's degree in Electronic Media and Mass Communication from Educational Multimedia Research Center, DAVV, Indore and is currently pursuing Masters in the same. Radhika has a keen interest in cinema and writing.