Superstars like Serena Williams, Abby Wambach and T-Pain became successful by not paying attention to what other people think. They join a group of other celebs to slam hateful labels — especially those thrown at the Mini — in a new Super Bowl ad. Click to watch.
Serena Williams, 34, does not care what you think about her. Neither does World Cup champion Abby Wambach, 35, skateboard legend Tony Hawk, 47, and Hollywood legend Harvey Keitel, 76. These superstars came together with other celebs for a new Super Bowl commercial that trashed any hateful shade being thrown at them or the Mini.
“This is a chick car,” Serena says at the start of the spot, airing during Super Bowl 50 on Feb. 7. The tennis icon then throws a look to the camera that asks, “Really?” The shade! When Abby comes in and says “This is a ‘gay’ car,” the point is crystal clear. These celebs, including T-Pain, 30, are trashing labels, especially those that put down people who drive the Mini.
“This car doesn’t care what you call it,” says Harvey at the end. And you know when you upset The Wolf from Pulp Fiction, you’ve made a dangerous mistake. The ad, titled “Defy Labels,” is all about inspiring “people to shed the labels society has placed upon them and instead, definite themselves,” according to Ad Age. The ad will definitely inspire people to think beyond the box when it airs during the biggest football game of the year.
Serena is currently looking forward to her next match. She came up short in the Australian Open, as Angelique Kerber, 28, beat Serena in three sets. Serena seemed to defy the label that she has to win all the time. “Every time I walk into this room, everyone expects me to win every single match,” she said after the match, according to CNN. “As much as I would like to be a robot, I’m not. I try to. I do the best I can.”
Hyundai will release a lighter – and sexier – ad during the Super Bowl. In a spot advertising their new Hyundai Elantra, they invited everyone to move to Ryanville, USA. It’s a magical place of the world where every man in town is Ryan Reynolds, 39. Many people will want to book their tickets to Ryanville after seeing the spot.
It’s quite likely that there will be more stars in the commercials than in the actual Super Bowl game itself. In this year’s batch of spots, TJ Miller will get into an argument with an orange, Lil Wayne will chill with an American forefather, and aliens will marvel at the majestic mystery that is Scott Baio. We can’t wait to see what else the Super Bowl has to offer.
What did you think about the BMW Mini commercial, HollywoodLifers?