Tuesday, January 10, 2012

George and the Bank


A couple months ago, my sister posted a link to this awesome overseas commercial (check it out!) where a rumpled woman wakes up in bed, clothes astray, clearly after one heck of a party, and notices that she's in a really luxurious room . . . wearing an enormous diamond ring and sees a wedding gown on the floor. Then George Clooney walks into the room in pajamas. The shock on her face is priceless.

It turns out that it's an ad for a bank (in fact, for a bank in the country I'm visiting all the time these days, which makes it all the more delightful), and Clooney did a local interview about shooting the ad, praising the actress with whom he worked. Cool thing - apparently, he and some other celebrities pay for a satellite to be focused on the conflict in Darfur, to reveal troop movements and such. This costs him about a million dollars a year, so he looks for a fun project like this to cover the funding.

And here's an interview of the actress in the commercial, who was pretty thrilled to have the part.

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