Actor Ryan Reynolds Gets Brutally Honest About His Experience Participating On “King Of Masked Singer” While In Korea

The actor was on the show back in 2018 during his “Deadpool” promotions.

Over the past few years, it seems as if one of the most popular K-Pop fans is none other than actor Ryan Reynolds.

Whether it was his photoshoot with HyunA, his friendship with EXO, or of course, his epic interactions with Stray KidsBang Chan, it is clear that Ryan Reynolds is truly an icon.

Ryan Reynolds (as Deadpool) with Hyuna | High Cut
Ryan Reynolds with EXO | @vancityreynolds/Instagram
Stray Kids’ Bang Chan (left) and Ryan Reynolds (right) | @realstraykids/Instagram

Even before his love of Stray Kids’, the actor was already known to K-Pop fans after he made an appearance on the show King of Masked Singer in Korea back in 2018. Appearing as the “Unicorn,” the actor wowed with his vocals and shocked fans after revealing his identity.

Ryan Reynolds on “King of Masked Singer” | MBCEntertainment/YouTube
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Yet, as excited as the world was about the appearance, it seems like the actor has mixed views about his experience four years on. The actor recently sat down in an interview alongside the cast of Spirited and chatted about the project and much more.

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During the interview, netizens were surprised to see that the actor spoke about his experience on King of Masked Singer. 

When you go on these international tours, you start to think, ‘What is the weirdest show we can do?’ At the time, this was before the Masked Singer was in the US, they have it in Korea and I thought, ‘We have to do this show.’

— Ryan Reynolds

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Ryan then explained how it was such a huge moment in the show, especially because he had done something nobody else had done.

At that time, no Westerner had ever been on the show before, so it was a big surprise when I lost the mask.

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As much as netizens loved his performance, the reality was much different as Ryan Reynolds shared how he actually felt at the time.

What was crazy was that I was in actual hell. Like when I was there, I was like, ‘Why did I sign up to do this? This is horrible, this is truly horrible. I don’t even know this song, I don’t know how to do…’ yeah, it was traumatic.

— Ryan Reynolds

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Yet, although it seems harsh, past interviews and tweets from the star proved that it was nothing to do with the show itself.

Back in 2020, an account explained that Ryan Reynolds had spoken up about his lifelong struggle with anxiety, explaining that he conducted many interviews as Deadpool to relieve his fears. The idol confirmed that it was part of the reason, so many assumed it was the reason his experience as Ryan Reynolds on the show wasn’t as positive.

Although Ryan Reynolds seems positive all the time, the actor has always been open about his battle with anxiety. Traveling to a completely new country where communication could be hard would have taken its toll on the actor, even if he came across in a different way.


Source: TODAY