Corona isn’t the only thing going viral these days. With everybody on lockdown and bored out of their minds, we are grasping at straws for anything even mildly entertaining to distract us from this supremely shitty situation. Some desperate souls have even resorted to watching Cats! Which is why you may have seen the video that’s going around where Gal Gadot and a bafflingly random group of celebrities join together as one to sing John Lennon’s Imagine. You see, coronavirus got Gal to thinking: What if we are all really the same? And to her credit, when it comes right down to it, celebrities really are just like us. They’re also bored, scared, barely any of them can sing, and the ones who can sing, are always doing too much.
E! News seems to think that this was something Gal cooked up on her own. And it shows. While E! calls it “uplifting,” “powerful,” and “heartwarming,” other people have called it “bad,” “goofy” and “a Great Value version of We Are The World.” But since I know you’ve got the time, why don’t you watch it and judge for yourself. (The actual song starts at 1:00 if you want to skip the preamble. Preramble?)
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We are in this together, we will get through it together. Let’s imagine together. Sing with us ❤ All love to you, from me and my dear friends. #WeAreOne ……. #KristenWiig #JamieDornan @labrinth @james_marsden @sarahkatesilverman @eddiebenjamin @jimmyfallon @natalieportman @zoeisabellakravitz @siamusic @reallyndacarter @amyadams @leslieodomjr @pascalispunk @chrisodowd @hotpatooties #WillFerrell @markruffalo @norahjones @ashleybenson @kaiagerber @caradelevingne @anniemumolo @princesstagramslam
Thankfully, Gal’s tagged everybody, because even though I have time on my hands, I do still have a life. My cat hair caftan isn’t going to knit itself! Not even E! Has bothered to list all the participants. But here’s my best guess.
Kristen Wiig, Jamie Dornan, somebody who’s probably famous overseas, James Marsden, Sarah Silverman, Weird Tooth Timothee Chalamet Impersonator, Jimmy Fallon, Natalie Portman, a kid accountant, Valerie Cherish, actual Wonder Woman, Amy Adams, Aaron Burr, Sir, Baby Yoda Daddy, Chris O’Dowd and spouse (sorry lady I’m sure you have an identity of your own but right now my caftan is looking more like a crop top), a deranged man who is living in your closet, no really go check, hipster Hulk, Norah Jones, Presley Gerber’s sister, Strong Eyebrows, a model?, Annie Mumolo, #Caftangoals and back to Gal.
My only critique is, if they are going to do this We Are The World business, couldn’t they at least have had Quincy Jones call them up first with a pitch pipe to get them straight before they hit record? Also, while stars may be like us in many ways, they definitely ain’t broke like us. Maybe instead of tugging at our heartstrings, they could have found a way to tug at our purse strings while they were at it. As in tug them open and lay some of that sweet Marvel money on us. When this plague eventually blows over, be it in 1, 5, 10, or 20 years, even if every other industry has been brought to its knees, there’s still going to be Marvel movies. They’re the roaches of industry!