Jamie Dornan Says Kristin Wiig Apologized To Him For 'Imagine' Video After Backlash

Written by on April 10, 2020

Actor Jamie Dornan opened up about his involvement with the now-viral “Think about” video he participated in with different celebrities, saying that he was invited by Kristen Wiig to do it and that the video’s organizer, actor Gal Gadot, “was attempting to do a very good and sort factor and simply bought nailed for it.”

The actor spoke on the “Tea With Me” podcast earlier this week and bought candid in regards to the video of himself, Gadot, Wiig, Natalie Portman, Zoe Kravitz, and different celebrities that was ill-received by many through the coronavirus pandemic.

“Pay attention, it’s a humorous factor. Not being on social media, I wasn’t actually that conscious of the damaging response to it, however I used to be made conscious fairly shortly by some mates,” stated Dornan, whereas laughing, in response to how he bought concerned within the video. “It was early on within the lockdown course of. Gal, who organized it, she organized it with Kristen Wiig.”

Dornan defined that he met Wiig whereas engaged on a film slated for launch this summer season and that they “bought on brilliantly.”

He added that as a result of he “would do something for her,” when she texted him asking to take part in a “factor to attempt to carry individuals’s spirits,” he agreed.

After the video was launched, it was met with lots of backlash from individuals arguing that these celebrities would have been extra useful to these struggling within the pandemic if that they had simply donated some cash as an alternative.

The “Fifty Shades of Gray” star later stated that Wiig texted him to apologize for asking him to be concerned and that his associates had even ribbed on him a bit for it, calling him a “pompous, self-righteous, wanker actor.”

Dornan, to his credit score, seems considerably self-aware in regards to the ordeal, telling the podcast’s host: “I’ll let you know what the issue was. I actually did mine in the bathroom of my home … Fairly clearly, individuals had escaped to their second house. There’s an excessive amount of acreage within the background, too many stunning timber swinging, clearly by an ocean, that form of craic. I used to be fairly conscious of that every time I used to be doing it, [I just tried] to make it regular.”

He additionally defended Gadot’s thought and reasoning for the video, calling her “a really well-known, profitable, stunning particular person, who, I’ve by no means met, however everybody I do know says she’s pretty and he or she’s all about being good and sort.” He stated he believes “she was attempting to do a very good and sort factor and simply bought nailed for it.”

“I simply bought dragged together with it, however hear, what are we going to do?” stated Dornan.

Celebrities have come out in droves on social media to speak in regards to the pandemic, both by displaying phrases of assist to everybody impacted, sharing their tales, and/or donating cash to efforts to fight the virus.

Very like how the “Think about” video was obtained, different celebrities have missed the mark on the way to correctly weigh into the general public dialog on the illness. There was music and film producer David Geffen’s Instagram publish of how he was self-isolating on a yacht and Madonna’s video of herself bathing in rose petals and calling coronavirus “the good equalizer.”

All instructed, celebrities ought to simply be taught one easy factor from all of this: You don’t need to publish something. Ever.

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