Ever since he followed through on his promise to bring Deadpool to the silver screen, Ryan Reynolds has been popping up everywhere. One of his more unexpected appearances was on the Korean singing show, King of Mask Singer.
In a rather impressive performance, Reynolds took to the stage donning a ridiculous unicorn mask and sparkling cape and belted out Annie’s “Tomorrow.” During the song, Reynolds impresses and confuses the unknowing judges, who were anxious to know who was behind the colorful costume.
Ryan Reynolds went on King of Masked Singer and sang Tomorrow from Annie while in the persona of Unicorn.— You did so well, Jonghyun (@jinkiseok) May 13, 2018
I am cackling and baffled and kind of impressed but mostly baffled.
Reynolds’ ability to carry a tune aside, the reaction of the show’s judges are what really sell the moment. Completely unaware of Reynolds’ presence, when he reveals himself, they all react like gitty fanboys and girls, with one even excitedly shouting “Get me a photo, get me a photo!”
Despite the confidence he seems to exude everywhere he goes, the Deadpool star admits to being nervous, jokingly admitting “I’m wearing an adult diaper.” As the judges sling praise his way - including Gim Gu-ra’s compliment on 2006’s Smokin’ Aces - Reynolds does appear a bit uncomfortable.
King of Mask Singer’s host, Kim Seong-joo, explains cryptically to the audience that the actor is in Korea for one night and two days. According to Seong-joo, whatever brought him to the Pacific nation would be revealed at 6 pm local time, though it’s safe to assume it has something to do with Deadpool 2.
Reynolds appearance was a surprise to everyone but the show’s production staff. On stage, he admits that his wife, Blake Lively, wasn’t even aware that he’d be showing up on the Korean version of The Voice.
LMFAO! I knew Ryan Reynolds was in Korea doing press and stuff for Deadpool 2 but the fact that he went on King of Masked Singer is the most random, yet hilarious thing ever.— Rozay (@Nicky_Rozayy) May 13, 2018
If there’s anything to be gained from Reynolds’ surprise appearance on King of Mask Singer, it’s that he can sing, he’s still a delight, he's loved around the globe, and we definitely don’t deserve him.
Ryan Reynolds on king of the masked singer is like two of my fandoms colliding in the weirdest possible way— |miranda| (ó㉨ò) (@MJyell03) May 13, 2018