Just when you think that the viral phenomenon known as “Gangnam Style” is on the downward slope of its 15-minutes of fame, Hugh Jackman puts on his Wolverine claws and does his own Gangnam dance with Psy.
USA Today reports that the South Korean rapping sensation was in Sydney to perform an outdoor concert, and decided to stop by the Fox Studios set for The Wolverine to pay a visit to the film’s star, Hugh Jackman. The Australian actor and his children have actually been wanting to meet Psy for some time, and received a private lesson on the now-famous Gangnam style dance.
At this point, the claws came out. No, seriously. Hugh Jackman and Psy both donned prop Wolverine claws for the Gangnam lesson.
Psy has been making the rounds promoting his “Gangnam Style” single and signature dance on The Ellen DeGeneres Show, The Today Show and Saturday Night Live, blowing up the bubble of his fame to legendary proportions. According to NME, Psy promises that his Gangnam follow-up single will be in English, though he can only hope that his next track will touch the immense success of 300 million views on YouTube and a host of online spoofs in the tradition of Carly Rae Jepsen’s “Call Me Maybe.”
Both Psy and Jackman tweeted about the Gangnam meet-up after the fact:
— PSY (@psy_oppa) October 16, 2012
— Hugh Jackman (@RealHughJackman) October 16, 2012
Here’s a video of Hugh Jackman’s Gangnam style lesson from Psy himself: