‘Actual hell’: Ryan Reynolds recalls experience on South Korea’s ‘Masked Singer’

  • Ryan Reynolds reminisced about his appearance on the South Korean singing show “The King of Masked Singer” while promoting “Deadpool 2” in 2018.
  • “I’ve been doing this job a long time, and when you go on these international tours you start to say, ‘What’s the weirdest show we can go on?'” Reynolds said in an interview on "Today" on Tuesday.
  • “This was before The Masked Singer was in the U.S.,” he continued. “So they said, they have this show called ‘[The King of] Masked Singer,’ which is huge in South Korea. I said... 'We have to go do that show.'”
  • Reynolds eventually regretted his decision, sharing, “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 [this]. It was traumatic.”
  • “The Masked Singer,” based on the original South Korean show, premiered in the U.S. in January 2019.

Marvel star Ryan Reynolds recently recalled his “traumatic” experience while making a surprise appearance on South Korea’s “The King of Masked Singer” in 2018.

In an interview on “Today” to promote his latest film “Spirited” on Tuesday, Reynolds, 46, shared some details about his time on South Korea’s “The Masked Singer,” admitting that he did not fully know the song he would be performing onstage.

I’ve been doing this job a long time, and when you go on these international tours you start to say, ‘What’s the weirdest show we can go on?’” Reynolds, who appeared alongside “Spirited” cast members Will Ferrell and Octavia Spencer, said.

This was before ‘The Masked Singer’ was in the U.S. So they said, they have this show called ‘[The King of] Masked Singer,’ which is huge in South Korea. I said… ‘We have to go do that show.'”

Reynolds, who was in South Korea at the time to promote “Deadpool 2,” eventually regretted his decision. Looking back, he said the experience was “traumatic.” Wearing a unicorn mask and a cape, the Marvel star sang “Tomorrow” from the 1976 musical “Annie.”

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 [this]. It was traumatic,” Reynolds said. “What’s crazy is I was in actual hell.”

The Masked Singer,” based on the original South Korean show, premiered in the U.S. in January 2019. The American version of the show stirred controversy earlier this year when judges Ken Jeong and Robin Thicke walked off in protest after American politician Rudy Giuliani was unveiled as a contestant.

 

Featured Image via MBCentertainment, TODAY

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