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Ryan Reynolds Hires Peloton Actress for Own Commercial

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Ryan Reynolds Hires Peloton Actress for Own Commercial . Actress Monica Ruiz was recently hired by Ryan Reynolds to star in a commercial for his brand, Aviation American Gin. . The commercial itself is a playful response to Ruiz’s previous role in the widely criticized Peloton ad. which was met with such disdain that it caused the company’s market value to drop by $942 million. . In an interview with ‘The New York Times,’ Reynolds explained his decision to cast Ruiz, saying he felt he could “relate” to the alienation she was feeling. . As an actor, I can certainly relate to creating a piece of content or being part of something that’s not well-received, and how alienating that can feel, Ryan Reynolds, via 'NYT'. Although his ad ultimately made fun of the Peloton commercial, Reynolds said they proceeded with “immense respect” towards Ruiz and her situation. We had immense respect for any reservations she might have had. We don’t want to make the situation any worse for her, Ryan Reynolds, via 'NYT'. Ruiz herself issued a statement following the release of both commercials, saying she was thankful for Reynolds. When Ryan and his production team called about Aviation Gin, they helped me find some humor in the situation.  I am grateful to both Peloton and now Aviation Gin for the work and giving me the opportunity to do what I love to do, Monica Ruiz, via Deadline