Ryan Reynolds attends ‘The View’ taping with his mom: She’s ‘here visiting her grandkids’

They got a shocking “View” of a famous face in the audience.

“The View” hosts, including Whoopi Goldberg, 68, were surprised looking out at the audience for the Monday episode. 

Ryan Reynolds, 47, was there in the crowd – not as a planned guest on the show, but just as a regular member of the audience, sitting in the front row with his mom.

Ryan Reynolds with his mom in “The View” audience @theview / X
“The View” hosts were in for a surprise. @theview / X
“Just out of curiosity, how come?” Whoopi Goldberg asked Reynolds when she saw him in the audience. @theview / X

Halfway through the episode, Goldberg drew attention to their presence.

“You never know what’s going on here at ‘The View.’ Sometimes you look up and you go, ‘Oh, this is really great.’ And then you look over and you go, ‘Oh snap, there’s Ryan Reynolds!’” she said, as the camera panned to the studio audience, where Reynolds waved from. 

“Just out of curiosity … how come?” Goldberg asked him.

It seemed like it was a promo stunt for “Deadpool & Wolverine,” but Reynolds really was just there because his mom is a fan, he explained.

He joked, “By the way, this is way less stressful than up there,” referring to how sitting back as a regular audience member was more relaxing than if he was there for a formal interview. 

He added, “My mom is here visiting her grandkids. And yesterday she said, ‘It’s my dream to go to “The View.” And I said — well, first off, I try to do what she says because you don’t know what she’s capable of. Unspeakable violence, my whole life,” he teased. 

Reynolds said it was his mom’s “dream” to go to “The View.” @theview / X
“Oh, snap!” Goldberg said when she noticed Ryan Reynolds. @theview / X
Just a fan: Reynolds said being in the crowd was “less stressful” than being onstage.

The “Deadpool” star said he “made a call” to make this happen as “Blake’s husband — does that get us a little further?” referring to his wife, Blake Lively, 36. They’ve been married since 2012 and have four children.

“And here we are,” he continued. “I think my mom might have thought she was going to be on ‘The View’ maybe, I’m not sure.” 

Next to him, his mother shook her head and laughed, as she said she watches the show daily. 

Ryan Reynolds was trying to make his mom’s dream come true. @theview / X
Reynolds got front row seats by name dropping his wife Blake Lively, he joked. @theview / X
Hugh Jackman plays Wolverine aka Logan (left) and Reynolds plays Deadpool aka Wade Wilson in “Deadpool & Wolverine.” AP

“You’re welcome any time, Mama Reynolds. You, as well,” co-host Alyssa Farah Griffin said, pointing to Reynolds. She also said, “Tell Blake to come on!”

The hosts seemed tickled, and told Reynolds, “Good to see you.”

Following that exchange, comedian Jo Koy, who notoriously bombed as host of the Golden Globes this year, came on as a guest, and also noticed Reynolds and his mother in the crowd. 

Goldberg let Tammy Reynolds do the sign-off. ABC
Reynolds at the premiere of “IF” AFP via Getty Images

“Oh my God! I know her!” he joked. “Vancouver! She came to my show!”

At the end of the episode, the hosts let Reynolds’ mom say the “Take a little time to enjoy ‘The View’” sign-off line while she sat in Goldberg’s chair.