James Franco endorses Hillary Clinton with Dos Equis commercial parody
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Franco teamed up with Emily’s List for the launch of their #MostInterestingWoman Campaign in support of Clinton. According to Emily’s List, the ad is meant to target millennial voters in key battleground states like Florida, Nevada, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania and North Carolina.
The Pineapple Express actor emulated other celebrities’ political viral videos when he posted his ad to social media on Wednesday, announcing his endorsement of the Democratic presidential candidate in a spoof of Dos Equis’ Most Interesting Man in the World ad campaign.
“The smartest guy in the room is always her,” Franco narrates over a montage of Clinton clips, even downing a shot of alcohol at one point. “After she opens a can of whoop-ass, she always recycles the can.”
Franco jokes that her Secret Service code name is Hermione because “she’s a f**king wizard.”
“Vote wisely my friends,” Franco advises as he puts his arm around a cardboard Clinton cutout.
The phrase comes from Dos Equis’ famous slogan “Stay thirsty my friends,” which is said at the end of their beer commercials; the ads usually feature the “Most Interesting Man in the World.” On Oct. 25, Dos Equis announced that French actor Augustin Legrand is set to replace Jonathan Goldsmith, who has held the title since the ads debuted in 2006.
The Springbreakers actor said in a statement: “Hillary Clinton has led an amazing life; it is not a stretch to describe her as ‘the most interesting woman in the world.’ I got involved in this project because I wanted more people, particularly younger people, to get to know an extraordinary woman who has, through a lifetime of work, earned our trust and support. I am excited to work with an amazing team to create and distribute this unconventional endorsement of Hillary Clinton for president.”
Clinton has a long list of celebrity supporters. This week Miley Cyrus was knocking on doors for her, Adele backed Clinton during a concert that the presidential candidate attended and Jay Z announced that he will perform a get-out-the-vote concert for her this weekend.
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