Deadpool was a passion project for Ryan Reynolds, which meant the actor was willing to spend 10 years and thousands of dollars of his own money to make it happen — and that includes dropping $10,000 to get Bea Arthur into the film.
Reynolds' character, Wade Wilson, has a deep love for the late Golden Girls star, so the actor felt it was worth spending that much cash to use her image in the film.
The Deadpool star also reached out to one of Arthur's two sons, Daniel Saks, to obtain permission to use her likeness in the film.
"I was on Dharma & Greg on Stage 21 at Fox when Ryan was on Stage 20 doing Two Guys, a Girl and a Pizza Place,” Saks said. “He was always a nice guy, and the fact that it was him gave it more weight with me and my brother, Matthew. We thought, ‘Why not?'”
And so, Arthur's image appears in the film on one of Wade's tank tops, the money to secure her likeness went to an undisclosed charity and the world was made a little bit better by adding more Bea into it.