One man’s movie prop is another man’s “Antiques Roadshow” treasure.
But not in Ryan Reynolds’ case. The star of Netflix’s “Red Notice” stopped by the PBS cult hit series’ recent stop in Boston with the so-called “Cleopatra Egg” to promote the new comedy-action thriller, also starring Gal Gadot and Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson.
Reynolds, 45, shared the sketch on Monday via Instagram and wrote the lyrics to the post: “Red Notice” scene, I wish I had shot. “
Out of the 1.7 million views that the clip has shown so far, one fan called it the “funniest thing” they had ever seen.
Said another: “I wanted to see s- -t out of a weekly program about this!”
The nearly two-minute-long clip opens with ragtime-themed music “Antiques Roadshow,” as Reynolds and host Lark Mason sit on either side of a table draped with the iconic navy blue cloth. Between them sits the prized faux relic.
Mason asks Reynolds to reveal what he knows about the play.
“What’s the family story?” he asks.
“This is not a family heirloom,” Reynolds clarifies. “My family rejected me. They do not like me. It is more of a heirloom that my good friend at the museum lent me.”
“He does not realize he lent it to me,” he added.
Doubtful, Mason replies, “It sounds a little complicated. So it might come into play because of regulatory issues.”
“Yes, there will be a lot of problems,” Reynolds replies with his signature laugh.
Lark goes on to describe the fictional artifact as one of a set of three golden eggs “commissioned by Cleopatra at the end of her life” in 30 BC. Two, he said, can be found in “public collections,” but one of them “disappeared” during World War II – stolen by German soldiers and stored in a safe place “until recently.”
He continues: “An FBI agent that I remember – I can not remember exactly, but a very muscular, handsome, talented man …”
Reynolds interrupts, “Yeah, I’m totally, uh, dying here.”
He starts and then asks, “What would you generally say the price of an item like this would be?”
“If we could clear up the complications of how you acquired it, this could be sold for over $ 100 million at auction,” Mason claims.
Reynolds plays amazed: “$ 100 million, though? Wow.” Mason adds, “I bet there are many benefits.”
But the fake antique rating would not be enough to cover the $ 200 million Netflix spent on making “Red Notice”, now officially the streaming studio’s most expensive film to date – never remember the meager 43% of positive reviews from top critics it has received, according to Rotten Tomatoes.
It was worth it for the “Antiques Roadshow” bit.