Reynolds told Fast Company that after they were married in Boone Hall, a former plantation in South Carolina, “something we will forever be deeply and unreservedly forgiven.”
“It’s impossible to reconcile,” he said. “What we saw at the time was a wedding venue on Pinterest. What we saw was devastation after that.”
Making such a mistake, he said, “may cause you to shut down or it may re-frame things and move you into action.”
Taking action is exactly what the couple has done.
According to Fast Company, Reynolds is reluctant to talk about his social justice support “because he worries that white celebrities also often emit non-white voices, even if this is not their intention.”
But he is more keen to discuss how his production company and marketing agency, Maximum Effort, is making its involvement through providing and diversifying employees with equity in the company.
“Representation and diversity need to be completely submerged,” Reynolds said. “Like, it needs to be embedded in the core of storytelling, and it’s in both marketing and Hollywood. When you add perspective and insight that isn’t your own, you grow. And you also grow your company. Huh.”