Way to take a compliment, Hugh Jackman.
Days after “Deadpool” star Ryan Reynolds heaped praise upon him, the “X-Men Origins: Wolverine” actor took to Instagram to mercilessly razz Reynolds on Thursday as he received a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
Writing on Instagram that Reynolds “asked me to post this 100% real video by him on being honored with a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame today,” Jackman held a paper mask of Reynolds up to his face and let loose with the roasting.
“You may remember me from such things as People Magazine’s 2010 Sexiest Man Alive or the 12th best DC Comics movie ‘Green Lantern.’ Who would have thought just three years after getting a star on Canada’s Walk of Fame, I would be getting a star on Hollywood’s Walk of Fame?” Jackman said. “Yep, I join the ranks of other great Canadians such as William Shatner, Leslie Nielsen, and Tommy Chong.”
Jackman wasn’t done there.
“How could a guy who failed his high school drama class be this talented?”Jackman-as-Reynolds continued. “I have no answer for that. But to quote my favorite actor in the world, the great Australian Hugh Jackman, who, by the way, was People’s Sexiest Man Alive way before me, ‘Americans are the most generous country on the planet.'”
The “Les Miserables” actor concluded, “So, thank you, America, and feel free to urinate on my section of the sidewalk.”
The social-media ribbing followed Reynolds’ declaration that “I want Deadpool and Wolverine in a movie together.”
“Hugh Jackman is one of the best human beings,” Reynolds enthused. “Part of the reason I want to do a Deadpool/Wolverine movie is not just because I think the two would light the screen on fire but I genuinely love the guy.”
Jackman and Reynolds previously shared the screen in 2009’s much-derided “X-Men Origins: Wolverine.” And Jackman has said that the upcoming “Wolverine” sequel, “Logan,” would mark his final portrayal of the character.
So it remains a question as to whether Reynolds’ vision will ever reach the big screen.
If Reynolds ever needs anyone to play him in a movie, however, he might have just found his man.