Oh, celebrities. We know you’re rich, beautiful and all of the above, so when you appear on television advertising an Apple iPhone 4S with Siri, it’s hard to imagine you’re actually kind of self-sufficient. But good on Apple for landing some of today’s hottest celebs to endorse the iPhone, because let’s face it: We’d rather see Zooey Deschanel and Samuel L. Jackson than that dumb “Call me Rock God” kid over and over again.
In Deschanel’s Siri commercial, she’s seen stuck inside her house on a rainy day asking Siri to help her find a place that delivers tomato soup. She’s also procrastinating by telling Siri to schedule her a house cleanup reminder … for tomorrow. Because today is prime time for dancing barefoot! Oh, Zooey. Do you have to try so hard to be quirky and silly? By the way, nice red lipstick you’re wearing with those PJ’s! That’s how every adorkable girl spends her day alone indoors.
Jackson’s commercial, however, is just slightly more realistic. The actor is apparently having a romantic night in, making risotto for an unknown date and asking Siri for help every step of the way. Where can I get organic mushrooms? How much water is in a cup? Wait, Siri-ously? These actors totally just signed up to parody themselves.
But good on them for having a sense of humor about their characters. Apple commercials might begin to be different now that they are starting to feature celebrities again. The last Apple commercial we remember with a celebrity was with Justin Long and John Hodgman in the Mac versus PC series, but that’s even before they became more famous. If you haven’t been able to catch the commercials on your local television stations, view them right below and tell us what you think.
Zooey’s Rainy Day:
Samuel’s Date Night: