According to the internet, it was "Best Friend Day" yesterday - prime time to show appreciation for our closest friends. In true celebration, the internet was full of anecdotes, photos, and tweets detailing the best of the world's friendships.
However, it seems like actors, Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds, and Jake Gyllenhaal got into the spirit of the day in a more unconventional way - and the internet has been going crazy for it.
The Hollywood trio has a long history of showcasing their friendship in a let's say, unique way, so we weren't surprised that their Best Friend Day social media posts were pretty hilarious, to say the least.
First, let's establish how the three friends actually met.Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds have been friends for the longest, after meeting on the 2009 X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie set. Jackman and Jake Gyllenhaal met while co-starring in the 2013 film Prisoners, while Reynolds and Gyllenhaal met on the set of the 2017 film, Life, so it was pretty inevitable that Gyllenhaal would end up as the newest member of the ever-pranking friendship group. The three actors also all star in infamous superhero movies - Jackman as Wolverine in the X-Men franchise, Reynolds starring in the more recent Deadpool films, and Gyllenhaal, who is set to star in the latest of the Spider-Man movies, Spider-Man: Far From Home - which hits the box office in July.
Long story short - they're now pretty inseparable.
via: GettyWhile the three friends aren't often seen all together on the red carpet, it's clear that they've grown close - and the internet seems to be in full support of the trio. After all, there's a constant stream of tweets from fans hailing the their friendship, and we can definitely see why...
If you follow any of the three actors online, you'll know that they love to prank each other... and their jibes are hilarious.
via: GettyOne scroll on any of their feeds will show a multitude of hilarious pranks on each other, but more on that later...
Believe it or not, the trolling initially began between just Jackman and Reynolds.
via: GettySince meeting a decade ago, the pair jokingly started mocking each other online. Over the years, the jokes have been getting funnier and funnier - and the internet laps it up every time.
The faux-feud first kicked off after Reynolds posted this hilarious video in 2015.
Presenting ... ME by HIM. @VancityReynolds #SMA https://t.co/Z3dO9SiDxU— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman)1447078277.0
And it just gets better from there...
Pretty sure those are protesters. https://t.co/URNGDCg0cO— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1488752432.0
If you hadn't guessed, Reynolds is often the instigator.
I gave this 3 months. Tops. I was wrong. https://t.co/gxXSdACQ1X— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1523472807.0
But Jackman has also dished out his fair share of digs to his acting friend.
Because I’m told that I AM THE NICEST GUY and you’re NOT. @VancityReynolds ... I will let you hug me. Just this onc… https://t.co/gr7k7mEQ43— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman)1540296430.0
Reynolds was quick to hit back with this witty response.
This man is a monster. He’s not even from Australia. He’s from Milwaukee. https://t.co/CxHceP4d9L— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1540331596.0
Fans also started joining in on the fun.
@VancityReynolds Give up Ryan, he's not leaving his wife for you, no matter what he says, sorry.— Andrew Davies (@Andrew Davies)1523473299.0
However, their faux-feud was turned up a notch after Reynolds (shock horror) tweeted this...
How well do you really know @RealHughJackman? https://t.co/cV0W7C4LE3— Ryan Reynolds (@Ryan Reynolds)1541174987.0
But it didn't take long for Jackman to finally fight back.
Who are you going to trust? Me or @VancityReynolds? (Courtesy of @MTVNews @joshuahorowitz) #OnceUponADeadpool… https://t.co/4AxHV7YCMY— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman)1543253695.0
Fan's reactions to the fake beef were just as funny.This fan called the pair "pure gold" in response to Jackman's video.
Fans even started picking sides...
@RealHughJackman @VancityReynolds @MTVNews @joshuahorowitz @letsfcancer #HughJackman THAT IS GOLD! Absolutely bril… https://t.co/mHMNWsXeoo— Karen Treend (@Karen Treend)1543254680.0
Then, Jake Gyllenhaal tried his hand at the banter, in what's probably one of the funniest pranks that the actors have pulled off...
via: GettyIn what was arguably the height of the online beef, in December, Gyllenhall and Jackman well and truly pranked Reynolds.
As the trio attended a Christmas party, it seems like Ryan Reynolds didn't quite get the memo about one important thing...ugly Christmas sweater party" that, well, wasn't an ugly Christmas sweater party at all. While Reynolds turned up true to the "theme" in his full Christmas sweater ensemble, his fellow acting friends turned up in casual wear. Reynolds, who looked very unamused at the stunt, posted the picture on Instagram with the caption: "These f*cking assholes said it was a sweater party".
Fans loved the prank, to say the least.
Those pics of Jake Gyllenhaal and Hugh Jackman tricking Ryan Reynolds into wearing the Christmas sweater is the gre… https://t.co/dWlt0tImEX— Justine Gouvin (@Justine Gouvin)1545581808.0
But it didn't end there.
But, it seems that their frequent social media banter is actually for a good reason.
via: GettySpeaking about his acting bestie, Hugh Jackman, Reynolds told Entertainment Weekly that the constant teasing is actually part of a "campaign" to get Jackman to reprise the role of Wolverine in a team-up movie featuring the duo. “He and I have great chemistry, and I love goofing around with him. “So really this is just a long-term hazing campaign that’s only going to get worse…until he says yes," Reynolds said.
In January, the actors called an official truce on their antics.
Official truce! I’m going to make the most amazing ad for Aviation Gin. And, look forward to seeing what… https://t.co/nHXKBHLQB5— Hugh Jackman (@Hugh Jackman)1548954068.0
But, it didn't last very long...
via: GettyIt seems like the temptation to troll each other became too much as Jackman, Reynolds, and Gyllenhaal were back at it again yesterday as they celebrated Best Friend's day with a series of Instagram posts.
Kicking off the Best Friend's Day trolling was Ryan Reynolds...
Hugh Jackman was next to follow suit.
Jake Gyllenhaal then joined in with the antics.#bestfriendsday to Ryan Reynolds (not pictured)".
Reynolds' response in the comments section was just as funny.
via: InstagramJackman commented on Gyllenhaal’s Best Friend Day post, jokingly saying that the pair will go to dinner without Reynolds. Then, Reynolds hit back with a jibe about Jackman's height: “True story… Hugh is just under 5 feet tall".
How did the internet react to the trio's latest faux-feud?
If you don't think Ryan Reynolds, Jake Gyllenhaal, and Hugh Jackman have the best friendship then you are wrong. https://t.co/FnyFV42eEF— Viviana (@Viviana)1560034266.0
Twitter also didn't disappoint on the meme-front either.It seems that the internet just can't get enough of the actors, with this fan hailing them as the "best trio ever".
This user joked at how the trio "roast" each other at every opportunity.
hugh jackman, ryan reynolds and jake gyllenhaal roasting eachother every chance they get https://t.co/KTWTiSja67— 🧕🏼 (@🧕🏼)1560021811.0
Another urged them to star in a comedy together...
@RealHughJackman @VancityReynolds and Jake Gyllenhaal. Y’all need to do a comedy together. It would be #Oscars2020 Best picture!!!— JB (@JB)1560037357.0
Now the actors have broken their short-lived "truce," we hope they continue roasting each other.
via: GettyThey may all be busy with their blockbuster hits, but we can't help but think that this is the start of a new-wave of epic jibes. Fingers crossed this latest antic isn't just a one-off.