The ‘Hairspray Live!’ cast just participated in the Internet’s latest obsession, the Mannequin Challenge, and totally SLAYED! Watch it here!
That’s a wrap — Hairspray Live! may have just delivered one of the most epic Mannequin Challenge videos we have seen so far! Derek Hough, 31, Martin Short, 66, and the crew took a shot at the super fun game during rehearsals on Nov. 9, and we’ve definitely watched it about three times now!
In the nearly 2-minute video, the musical’s standout single “You Can’t Stop the Beat” plays in the background as the camera pans around the set starting with Derek, who appears to be holding a couple of cable cords. It then rolls over to a giddy Maddie Baillio, 20, who is frozen in the middle of getting some touch-ups from her hairstylist. And as the camera whips around from set to set, actors are caught in mid-pose and conversation. These guys seriously know how to freeze! Harvey Fierstein and Martin also showed impressive stillness and balance as Harvey posed with one leg up on the couch, and Martin appeared to be stuck in deep thought. SO good!
Once the camera came back around to a group of cast members frozen in the middle of a serious groove sesh, the cast breaks out of still mode and starts jamming. And after nailing the challenge, they all jump around, congratulating each other on a great performance! One guys is so happy, he even goes in for a high five to Maddie, and completely misses! Oops!
The Mannequin Challenge has been all anyone has been talking about lately. The legendary Paul McCartney, 72, joined the game, which is particularly epic because the original song that started the challenge, Rae Sremmurd’s “Black Beatles,” is a direct reference to him! Blac Chyna, 28, Rob Kardashian, 29, and Kris Jenner, 61, got in on the fun too, by doing the challenge while Blac was giving birth to her daughter Dream Kardashian! Lebron James, 31, Cleveland Cavaliers, and First Lady Michelle Obama, 52, also participated in game during the NBA champions’ visit to the White House on Nov. 10. Those were all SO great, but good luck to anyone trying to top the Hairspray Live! video!
Hairspray Live! will air on TV on Dec. 7 at 8 p.m. ET on NBC.
HollywoodLifers, what did you think of the Hairspray Live’s Mannequin Challenge? Did they nail it?