Naya Rivera brought a spark of Glee to the NFL Super Bowl broadcast by pretending she was being wooed by a piece of sugar coated chocolate in an ad for candy maker M&M’s. In a romantic, but very funny, 30-second ad titled ‘I’d Do Anything for Love (But I Won’t Do That),’ the 26-year-old actress has a strange encounter with a red member of the candy who falls head over heels in love with her.
The candy coated piece of chocolate follows her around, doing his best to woo her. Rivera is clearly interested, but only in eating him. In the 30 second spot, Rivera is seen wearing several different outfits as she is chased around the town. In one quick scene at the park, the singer wears a pink floral dress; while at home baking, she is dressed in a plaid shirt.
‘Hahaha yay! So glad everyone caught the M&M commercial!’ she tweeted after it aired at half-time.
Rivera stars as Santana Lopez in the hit show, Glee. She plays a cold-hearted cheerleader who is mean to girls, but loves the boys. In May, 2011, Rivera, who is also known for her vocals, signed a deal with Columbia Records to produce a solo album.
The Latina actress also knows more about football than the average girl: Her brother, Mychal plays for the University of Tennessee.
Watch the commercial below:
Anything for love: A red member of the M&M Candy collection hounds actress Naya Rivera for a date in a commercial that aired during the Super Bowl SundayColorful: The 30-second good-humoured commercial was an instant success during the Super BowlHow much do you love me? Naya tests the red candy’s affection during the side-splitting adIn you go: The candy endures much for loveYum: Naya gets what she wants from the tasty piece of candyCostly: The commercial was filmed in various locals and cost as much to make as some feature length movies
Sultry Zoe Saldana plays the assistant to musician Stevie Wonder‘s witch doctor role in eerie Budweiser Super Bowl ad…
Some people are known to watch the Super Bowl just for the ads. One that grabbed viewers attention this year was a commercial for Bud Light featuring musician Stevie Wonder as a witch doctor and sexy Avatar actress Zoe Saldana as his assistant.
‘I hope you guys like the commercial! Un beso – zs,’ the 34-year-old actress tweeted minutes after it aired.
It was the second Super Bowl ad of the night that featured Saldana. She was also in the trailer for the upcoming film Star Trek Into Darkness, in which she co-stars with Chris Pine. In the Bud Light ad, Anheiser Bush played off its ‘It’s only weird if it doesn’t work’ campaign, and went with a film-noire feel to engage beer-drinkers.
The spot starts with two friends pilfering a lucky chair from one of their buddies and lugging it across the city of New Orleans to a witch doctor – played by musician Stevie Wonder – and his gorgeous assistant. Saldana swiftly works her magic on the filthy corduroy chair and poof! The luck is gone.
The two friends sneak the seat back to its original owner, where he finds his lucky chair has been sucked clean of any and all fortune. The casting of Stevie Wonder, who famously wrote and sang the hit Superstitious, was unusual since the award winning musician rarely acts.
Watch Stevie Wonder and Zoe Saldana work their magic in the commercial below:
Magic Man: Musician Stevie Wonder played a witch doctor while actress Zoe Saldana was his assistant in a Bud Light commercial that aired during Sunday’s Super Bowl gameManiacal: Stevie Wonder laughs after he pulls the magic from a lucky chair in the eerie commercialManiacal: Stevie Wonder laughs after he pulls the magic from a lucky chair in the eerie commercialManiacal: Stevie Wonder laughs after he pulls the magic from a lucky chair in the eerie commercialEerie: Wonder sits in a candle lit room‘I hoped you liked it!’ Zoe tweeted as the commercial airedDoes it make you thirsty? Beer wasn’t directly referred to in the black magic themed adSpanish kisses: The actress sent ‘besos’ out to her fans
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