Steve Martin explains his job as an actor is to make it seem real as he stars in hilarious Super Bowl ad for Pepsi zero
Steve Martin showed off his impressive acting ability in a Super Bowl ad for Pepsi on Sunday.
The two-minute video features Martin explaining how as an actor, it is his job to make people believe what he is doing is real.
Starring in one of two commercial spots promoting Pepsi Zero during the game, the 77-year-old performer nailed his 30 seconds of air time.
The Father of The Bride star acted out feelings of confidence, frustration, disappointment, and joy, before taking a giant gulp of Pepsi Zero and expressing his satisfaction with the beverage.
The Super Bowl is known for its high-profile commercials that air during the game, with companies paying top dollar to stand out in the crowd with the biggest names in Hollywood.
Super Bowl ad for Pepsi: Steve Martin explained that his job as an actor is to make any situation seem real as he appeared in a hilarious Super Bowl ad for Pepsi on Sunday
Surgeon: In the first part of the commercial, Martin is dressed as a surgeon who has commenced a rhinoplasty on his patient
Not real: As the camera looks down on the patient, it’s revealed to be a dog
In the first part of the commercial, the Only Murders in the Building star dressed as a surgeon who has commenced a rhinoplasty on his patient, which turns out to be a dog.
Confidently, the actor assures ‘Ms. Hastings’ that the surgery has been successful before explaining that he needs to make the audience believe that the emotions they see on the screen are REAL.
The next scene shows Martin upset as a bank teller refuses to help him.
He drops his briefcase to the ground and appears annoyed as he shakes his head before looking at the camera and describing his frustration should seem real.
Bank frustration: The next bit shows Steve visibly upset by a bank teller refusing service
Relatable frustration: Martin drops his briefcase to the ground and demonstrates sheer frustration as he shakes his head
Make it real: After dropping his suitcase, Steve looks at the camera and explains he has to make the frustration seem real as an actor
The next shot shows Martin anxiously awaiting for his meal at a fancy restaurant only to reveal a few small pearl onions and a tiny piece of meat.
In this setting, he acts very disappointed before again explaining that his job is to make the disappointment seem real.
The next feeling he portrays is Joy as the Father of the Bride star is shown playing a board game against his family. As he wins the game, he is thrilled with the outcome.
Disappointment: The next shot shows Martin anxiously awaiting for his meal at a fancy restaurant
Rip off: The camera reveal a few small pearl onions and a tiny piece of meat
Joy: The next feeling Martin portrays is Joy as he wins a board game against his family, thrilled with the outcome
At last, the actor drinks Pepsi Zero and is seemingly thrilled with the beverage…or is he?
The intelligent and thoughtfully produced commercial is meant to pique the interests of viewers who are supposed to be compelled to see if Pepsi Zero is as good as Martin makes it seem.
Pepsi, who purchased additional airtime to fill with a similar commercial starring another fan favorite, comedian Ben Stiller, made its mission clear.
Is it really that good? Or is he just acting?
The idea behind the production is to convey that Steve Martin is such a talented actor that there is no way to discern whether or not Pepsi Zero is as good as he emotes.
At the end of the clever commercial, Martin says: ‘Is it great acting or is it great taste?
‘There’s only one way for you to find out is to try it out for yourself,’ he says.
No sugar, just taste: The intelligent and thoughtfully produced commercial is meant to pique the interests of viewers who are supposed to be compelled to try Pepsi Zero to see if it is as good as Martin makes it seem