Australian actor Hugh Jackman sent Stray Kids fans, officially called Stays, into a frenzy after complimenting member Hyunjin’s artwork on Instagram.
A post on the Stray Kids Instagram account page blew up on Monday after Jackman, 53, called Hyunjin, 22, an “amazing artist” for his oil-on-canvas painting. Jackman’s comment has amassed over 102,000 likes and more than 1,800 comments as of this writing.
“An amazing artist you are,” the “Logan” actor wrote, to which Hyunjin, through the Stray Kids official Instagram account, replied, “Thank you. I’m very honored.”
The short interaction between the two was enough to cause an explosion on social media. Many Twitter users could not handle the exchange Jackman had with Hyunjin, with one user writing, “i still can’t comprehend the fact that stray kids got hugh jackman liking/commenting on their instagram. Like it’s THE HUGH JACKMAN.”
“OMG! Hugh Jackman recognizing what an amazing artist our Hyunjinnie is!!” another user exclaimed.
“We already know Hugh Jackman follows Stray Kids on IG but he even took the time to leave a comment on Hyunjin’s painting post,” one Twitter user wrote.
However, Jackman has been relevant in the Stay fandom for some time now. Last year, the actor was mentioned in an exchange between Canadian heartthrob Ryan Reynolds and Stray Kids leader Bang Chan.
“No worries, Bang Chan! I just worry for [Stray Kids] now that [Ryan Reynolds] is a fan,” Jackman wrote in his reply when Bang Chan acknowledged he was Reynolds’ “new favorite Australian,” referencing Jackman. “He can be a lot. Gotta watch out for my fellows Aussies! Hi Felix!”
In a January Teen Vogue interview, Bang Chan credited Jackman as his inspiration for pursuing a performing arts career. He reportedly looked up to the “Greatest Showman” actor, his childhood idol, for his multifaceted talent in the arts of singing, dancing and acting.
“That’s what I enjoyed doing, too, entertaining people and impressing them. So that’s who I wanted to follow,” Bang Chan, who attended a performing arts high school in Newtown, Sydney, Australia, told Teen Vogue.