Marvel Star Calls ‘The Masked Singer’ Traumatic Hell

Ryan Reynolds on King of Masked Singer

In the United States, The Masked Singer is in the middle of Season 8. However, it has been around a lot longer than that. The original franchise started in South Korea under the name The King of Masked Singer.

During that time, the show even had American singers coming over to compete under a mask, and one of these singers was an A-list box office movie star who has become one of Marvel Comics’ most popular actors. However, for this one contestant, the experience was what he called “actual hell.”

Marvel star calls The Masked Singer experience traumatic


The King of Masked Singer is in its 60th season on the air in South Korea. Almost every single winner is an Asian celebrity, but there have been several Americans who have competed on the show there. Before he was a panelist on the American version, Ken Jeong appeared on the South Korean version. However, arguably the most famous American competing on that show was none other than Ryan Reynolds.

Ryan Reynolds on Masked Singerr

Reynolds appeared on Today this week, promoting his new Christmas movie, Spirited. In the interview, he talked about his appearance on the South Korean reality TV series King of Masked Singer, where he performed as a unicorn with a cape. This was around the same time he was in the country promoting his own superhero movie, Deadpool 2.

“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. “At the time, no Westerner had been on that show before, so it was a big surprise when I lost the mask,” He wore the unicorn mask and a cape and stood perfectly still the entire time, singing the Annie song “Tomorrow.”

“I was like, why did I sign up to do this? This is horrible! This is truly horrible!” Ryan said. “I don’t even know this song, I don’t know how to do [this]. It was traumatic. What’s crazy is I was in actual hell.”

Ryan Reynolds moving over to the MCU

Ryan Reynolds was promoting his Christmas movie when he started talking about The Masked Singer. However, most fans are ready to see him back as Deadpool again. While his role was a popular one for Marvel fans, he was never under the Marvel umbrella. Instead, the first two Deadpool movies were at Fox.

Now that Disney bought Fox, the MCU is in charge of Deadpool, The X-Men, and The Fantastic Four. The only announcement so far is that Deadpool 3 is coming, Reynolds is still the lead, and it will still be R-rated. Oh yeah, and Hugh Jackman will be there as Wolverine.

What was your thought of Ryan Reynolds’ performance on King of Masked Singer? Was it better than he gives himself credit for? Let us know your thoughts on it in the comments below.

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