Quick question: What do Ryan Reynolds and Hugh Jackman have in common? No, not a vague connection to the Marvel Cinematic Universe, but their certified status as a Stray Kids stan.
But bad news for Deadpool: Wolverine’s alter ego, musical man, and full-time K-pop stan Hugh Jackman may be out for the title of biggest Stay after the Australian actor left a comment on member Hyunjin’s recent Instagram post.
The group’s main dancer shared a series of time-lapse videos on Stray Kids’ official page, which feature the idol in the process of painting a landscape artwork. Hyunjin, known to be a skilled visual artist in the fandom, shared a snapshot of the oil on canvas in the last slide.
Several Stays poured out their astonished and caps lock comments, but one in particular caught a lot of eyes—including Hyunjin himself.
“An amazing artist you are,” reads Jackman’s comment. Hyunjin then replied, writing, “Thank you 🙂 I’m very honored.”
The Stray Kids x Hugh Jackman (feat. Ryan Reynolds) crossover could likely be traced back to when the group’s leader Bang Chan professed in April 2021 that he was a “big fan” of both Reynolds and Jackman. A Stray Kids “Deadpool”-themed performance then caught Reynolds’ attention, one thing led to another, and the next thing Stays know is that Bang Chan is now the actor’s “new favorite Australian.”
In response, Bang Chan gave a li’l cheeky apology for dethroning Jackman, but Reynolds’ second favorite Australian was pretty gracious about it.
“No worries, bang chan!” he wrote. “I just worry for @Stray_Kids now that @VancityReynolds is a fan. He can be a lot. Gotta watch out for my fellows Aussies! Hi Felix!”
No worries, bang chan! I just worry for @Stray_Kids now that @VancityReynolds is a fan. He can be a lot. Gotta watch out for my fellows Aussies! Hi Felix!
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) May 24, 2021
Now, is it safe to add Hyunjin to Hugh Jackman’s bias line? Just wondering.
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Photos from Stray Kids’ and Hugh Jackman’s official Instagram pages