Timothee Chalamet mockingly parodied Eduardo scissorhands in a Cadillac ad that premiered at Super Bowl LV, and even the original film’s director, Tim Burton, loved it as much as the rest of us. In the ad, Timothee Chalamet plays Edgar Scissorhands, the son of the scissorhands character originally played by Johnny Depp. Eduardo scissorhands Star Winona Ryder also appeared in the ad to play an earlier version of Kim Boggs, the teenager she played in the 1990 film.
Speaking to the Los Angeles Times about the Timothée Chalamet Cadillac commercial, Burton reveals that he approved of the ad’s concept and couldn’t be happier to see that his classic work is still having an impact on pop culture. As the filmmaker explains:
“It’s rare when a work that you are proud of continues to live on and evolve with the times, even after 30 years. Glad to see Edgar take on the new world! I hope both the fans and those being introduced Eduardo scissorhands enjoy it for the first time. “
Ryder also praised Chalamet’s portrayal of Mr. Scissorhands in a talk with Vanity Fair. Describing your reaction to seeing the Dune star dressed as Edgar, says Ryder, “It was a great moment. Very surreal … I was really impressed by him and everyone’s work to put the character together. He’s such a beautiful guy, so talented, so incredibly kind and unique Truly the perfect person to embody that character. “
For her part, Chalamet recently told Vogue that she “grew to a huge Tim Burton fan “and I really enjoyed the opportunity to step into a Burton-like world and work directly with Ryder.
“Working with Winona was a total dream come true,” said Chalamet. “She is an incredible actress and continues to be an American icon. And in the same way that I love working with Saoirse Ronan, it was a reminder of the role of ‘America’s Sweetheart’ that Winona held in many American hearts and minds in the 1990s.”
In the commercial, Kim from Ryder explains that “this is the story of a boy with scissors instead of hands,” but not the one we’re all thinking about. Instead of Johnny Depp’s Edward, what we see is Edgar Scissorhands, a younger version played by Chalamet. From riding the bus to working at the deli, it’s clear that Edgar faces many of the same difficulties as his father because his sharp fingers always cause trouble. In the end, Kim surprises Edgar with a Cadillac Lyriq, an electric car with hands-free driving functions.
“And Edgar drove into the sunset. But don’t worry, he still gets home in time for dinner … every now and then,” says Kim.
Eduardo scissorhands It’s a beloved classic, but some fans found themselves wanting a remake with Chalamet in the role after seeing the commercial. When the ad debuted, it wasn’t long before calls for this started to populate social media. While a feature film with Chalamet like Edward or Edgar Scissorhands seems unlikely, it’s certainly a good thing that the Cadillac ad helps draw more attention to the original favorite. This news comes to us from Los Angeles Times.
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