Bridges, Reynolds honor Boston heroes
BOSTON (WHDH) -- Stars of the new film “RIPD” returned to Boston for the movie’s premiere with the hopes of giving something back to some of the city’s best.
“To come here, do it where we shot it, where it means the most to everyone involved, is great,” said actor, Ryan Reynolds.
“And for the first responders it’s really great,” said actor, Jeff Bridges.
Reynolds and Bridges invited all the first responders who stepped up in the wake of the Marathon bombings to watch the Boston premiere of their film RIPD.
“Jeff and Ryan wanted o reach out to all the people affected by the Boston Marathon and first responders. They were kind enough to say we want you to come in,” said Superintendent Chief Dan Linskey of the Boston Police Department.
“Having been at the Marathon finish line and realizing that’s the reason for the invitation, that’s very rewarding,” said Boston EMS, Mark Nebe.
The movie is a comedy about a police officer who is killed and then works with a team of living officers to find his killer. It’s set in Boston, where it was also shot.
“We work those details, we get to see the backside of the movie. It’s nice to see when it’s done,” said Deputy Superintendent of Boston Ambulance, Kevin Shea.
RIPD put Reynolds in a role he’s familiar with.
“It runs in my blood. My father’s a cop, my brother’s a cop, so I know that world,” he said.
The real officers and EMTs all got a photo opp with the actors before the big screening, but at this premiere, the big stars made it clear: the real heroes were in the audience.
“It’s a little about gratitude. You get to say thank you for that…Also, if something were to happen to either Jeff or I in the theater, we would be just fine,” said Reynolds.