NEW YORK, NEW YORK - SEPTEMBER 15: Blake Lively attends the 10th Annual Forbes Power Women's Summit at Jazz at Lincoln Center on September 15, 2022 in New York City. (Photo by Taylor Hill/Getty Images)
Blake Lively's 2023 Puppy Bowl Betty Buzz Ad Gets Better When You Realize Who's Talking
By Kalea Martin
Since 2021, Blake Lively has taken a step away from the silver screen in favor of tending to her company Betty Buzz, which produces a line of vegan-friendly, gluten-free, all-natural mixers. Betty Buzz aired a commercial during 2023’s Puppy Bowl that featured another famous actor, though many didn’t recognize him by his voice.
Although Blake Lively is the brains behind Betty Buzz, she shared with Forbes that her husband, actor Ryan Reynolds, played an instrumental role in its creation. She said, “The idea of Betty Buzz came out of a partnership in the first place. My husband has a gin company, and I was the at-home mixologist.” Therefore, for Betty Buzz’s Super Bowl commercial, it made perfect sense to have Reynolds do the voiceover.
In the commercial, Lively pours a bottle of Betty Buzz into a glass, while a man’s voice in the background says, “Pair it with rum, pair it with tequila, pair it with whiskey, pair it with anything, especially your mouth” (via Youtube). Given his thick Southern accent, the random whispering, and the filter over his voice, it’s hard to catch who it is, but as it turns out, it's Lively’s husband.