I am not sure if it’s the economic situation, but something has caused A and B list actors to whore themselves out in some of the most disturbing commercials. And some of them are just down right embarrassing (or should be). Anyone else noticed this?
Some are worse than others……Jamie Lee Curtis comes to mind right off the bat in her Activia ads. Really? Sure some people have digestion irregularities, otherwise they wouldn’t make the stuff, but I’ll never be able to look at her the same way again. Especially knowing that every time I see her in something she’s got a rumbly in her tummy.
The one that really gets me is the Megan Mullaly one. She’s in this ABSURD I can’t Believe It’s Not Butter commercial. You must know what I’m talking about because it’s played in very HIGH rotation. Is that what she’s been reduced to? She was flippin’ hilarious when she was on Will and Grace and now she’s in a commercial for fake butter. WTH?
Even the Luke Wilson ones for AT&T Wireless. Uh, aren’t there any movie scripts being sent his way? He has to do cell phone commercials to make a living. I am sure AT&T is paying him a buttload of money to do them, and I think I have seen at least 3 or 4 different ones. Does AT&T really think that because Luke Wilson uses their service, I would run out and sign a new two year contract with them? And I can’t over look an honorable mention that goes out to Christina Aguilera for the dumb direct tv ad she has out.
Don’t get me wrong, there are “good” celebrity ads out there, too. Maybe not good, but appropriate. Halle Berry, Queen Latifah and Beyonce are a few that come to mind that endorse various make up or perfumes. It makes more sense to see a pretty chick in a commercial for cosmetics.
I just think maybe some of these guys need to stick to making movies/tv sitcoms, where they belong. I am sure they all have plenty in the bank and don’t NEED the money they make from starring in commercials.