Betty White Is Turning 100 and She's Still Got It


| LAST UPDATE 12/31/2021

By Molly Houghton
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2022 will bring with it a new year, plenty of comedic gems, and Betty White's 100th birthday. That's right; the Hollywood legend is reaching three digits - and has no plans of slowing down. Here's what Betty's good friends and former co-stars Ryan Reynolds and Sandra Bullock had to say about the birthday gal.

The powerful trio worked together on 2009's romantic-comedy The Proposal. The film follows New York editor Margaret (Sandra) as she faces deportation from the U.S. and decides to marry her assistant Andrew (Ryan) to avoid the trouble. The comedy gods blessed us that year and had Betty White acting as Andrew's Grandma Annie. And in honor of Betty's big 1-0-0, the A-listers shared some of their favorite memories of the beloved woman.

The Deadpool star told People that he's been a fan of the comedic icon "for as long as I can remember." Same, Ryan, same. "I heard that scripts for Golden Girls were only 35 pages, which makes sense because so many of the laughs come from Betty simply looking at her castmates," Reynolds added. And the actor also gave us the inside scoop on White's personal life. Spoiler alert: she's a wild one.

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Ryan called the birthday gal "a typical Capricorn. Sleeps all day. Out all night boozing and snacking on men." But, sadly for the 45-year-old, he's not the kind of man Betty wants to snack on. Despite the fact that, according to her, Reynolds has a big crush. "I've heard Ryan can't get over his thing for me," White said. We can't blame him!

Sandra Bullock also had plenty to say about the comedy star. Among other things, she gushed about White's "ridiculous" comedic timing. "Timing isn't easy in comedy because you have to navigate other people's timing. Betty pivots like I have never seen, making it look seamless," Bullock shared. "The rest of us just remain silent and pray we're not cut out of the scene."

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Sandra went on to describe the Hollywood legend as a "loving, decent, optimistic, inclusive, hilarious human being." The Miss Congeniality actress shared her wishes for Betty's birthday celebrations, saying she hopes White spends the special moment "the same way she has celebrated every day of her life: with humor, kindness and a vodka on ice, toasting to the fact that she's a badass who has left us all in the dust." Amen to that!

Happy birthday, Betty!