Ryan Reynolds is all about that K-pop love.
On Thursday, May 20 the band “Stray Kids” performed a mashup of their hit “God’s Menu” and BLACKPINK’s “DDU-DU DDU-DU” on the Korean show “Kingdom: Legendary War”.
Inspired by the movie “Deadpool”, the band was decked out with costumes, props and set design paying homage to the superhero movie.
After the episode, a fan edited part of the performance to match the scene in “Deadpool” that inspired it, prompting a response from star Ryan Reynolds himself.
Oh hello @stray_kids
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 20, 2021
Bang Chan, the group’s lead singer, shared his appreciation for Reynolds on a live stream over the weekend.
“I did not expect the one — the almighty one, the one — the Ryan Reynolds to actually see our performance. That was actually crazy. I was really lost for words,” he told fans.
“You guys know that I really, really like Ryan Reynolds,” he continued. “Not [just] ‘Deadpool’, but every other movie he’s been in, the original Wolverine movie as well. The stuff that he does now, as well, I’ve been keeping up with it. I think he’s an amazing person, very funny.”
The singer jokingly added, “And yes, I would like an autographed.”
On Sunday, Reynolds took to Instagram to respond to Chan’s message.
First, I have your autograph right here, Bang Chan. Will send to you this week.
— Ryan Reynolds (@VancityReynolds) May 23, 2021
“First, I have your autograph right here, Bang Chan,” he wrote alongside a signed bottle of his Aviation Gin.
“Will send to you this week. Second, as a new @Stray_Kids fan, can I get an autograph?#NewFavouriteAustralian,” added Reynolds, referencing his ongoing “feud” with Australia-native Hugh Jackman.