Fans of the K-pop group Stray Kids are currently losing their minds. Marvel actor Ryan Reynolds has just declared himself as a new Stray Kids fan!
The actor first noticed Stray Kids after the group used Marvel and Deadpool references in their performance during an episode of “Kingdom: Legendary War”. Reynold’s simple greeting has since turned into a proposal to exchange autographs, as seen on Twitter.
Early this morning (24th May), Reynolds posted a picture of a signed bottle of Aviation gin on Twitter. He addressed the post to Stray Kids, saying, “Two things. First, I have your autograph right here, Bang Chan. Will send to you this week. Second, as a new @Stray_Kids fan, can I get an autograph?” In addition to that, the actor declared member Bang Chan as his “new favourite Australian”. Fans joked that Chan would be replacing actor Hugh Jackman.
Reynolds isn’t the only one who’s excited about being bros with Stray Kids. This is a dream come true for member Bang Chan who previously spoke about Reynolds not knowing of his existence on his last V Live. Last night, Chan was doing his weekly stream when he brought up Reynolds watching their performance. “I didn’t expect ‘The Ryan Reynolds’ to actually see our performance,” the K-pop star admitted. “I was really lost for words.” Chan explained he was a big fan of Reynolds since he acted in the original “Wolverine” movie. “I just think he’s an amazing person, very funny and yes, I would like an autograph,” he laughed.
Since then, Ryan Reynolds has been busy following up on all things Stray Kids. Fans squealed when he went on a liking spree, even dropping a like on members Minho and Hyunjin’s fancam. Reynolds also posted Chan’s changed status on the Bubble messaging app on Instagram as Chan had edited it to read “Chris Reynolds”. The actor was apparently flattered by the attention. Not only that, his production company, Maximum Effort changed their Twitter bio to declare that they are a “SKZ (Stray Kids) stan account“.
Additionally, the official “Deadpool” movie account posted a picture of Chan cosplaying Deadpool during a stream and said, “Pretty sure this is not officially licensed merchandise @stray_kids but we’ll allow it!” Reynolds was quick to comment, “Let’s get him a real mask.” Fans reported that Chan was surprised by Reynolds comment as he exclaimed, “A real mask?!! I didn’t even know those existed??“
The heartwarming interactions between Reynolds and Chan have delighted fans. Many have been introducing things to the actor, while others have declared they are happy for Bang Chan. One fan jokingly said, “Never thought I’d have to compete with Ryan Reynolds’ for SKZ’s (Stray Kids) love, but here we are, I guess.”
This wasn’t an interaction anyone would’ve dreamed off, but it certainly is a happy one! As Chan said, “To be noticed by someone that you (really) admire and someone that you think of (as) a role model, it just hits different.” The K-pop star also added, “I am very, very happy and I think I can die peacefully now!”
i didn't expect THE ryan reynolds to actually see our performance, i was really lost for words, i saw it at 3 am in the morning & because i wasn't asleep, i saw it & i was like "i need to go to sleep but because of this i don't think i can go to sleep"
— ❥𝒍𝒂𝒅𝒚 (@skzmakesmestay) May 23, 2021
I also have two things.
First, an autograph for you? Already on its way. Along with some other goodies that might suit the Red Suit.
— Stray Kids (@Stray_Kids) May 24, 2021
We’re definitely happy for Bang Chan! As for Stray Kids fans, welcome your new fellow Stays!