Gal Gadot talks about the infamous ‘Imagine’ video of the start of the coronavirus quarantine.
Last March, the actress released a video featuring a chain of celebrities singing clips from John Lennon’s “Imagine” in the hopes of inspiring hope in viewers.
Gadot said she recorded it on Day 6 of her home quarantine. The video features Sarah Silverman, Mark Ruffalo, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Maya Rudolph and more.
Shortly after its sharing, the clip drew fierce criticism from viewers, who called it “out of touch” as many were ill or in financial difficulty while the stars were economically secure.
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“Sometimes you know you’re trying to do a good deed and it’s just not the right deed,” Gadot, 35, said in an interview with Vanity Fair. “I only had good intentions and it was coming from the best place, and I just wanted to send light and love to the world. ”
The actress said she reached out to a few friends while making the video before getting in touch with her “Wonder Woman 1984” co-star and “Saturday Night Live” alum Kristen Wiig.
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“Kristen is like the mayor of Hollywood. Everyone loves her, and she brought a bunch of people to the game, ”the actress recalled. “But yes, I started it, and I can only say that I wanted to do something good and pure, and it didn’t transcend. ”
Comedian Chris O’Dowd was also featured in the video and credited the clip with “that creative first wave of diarrhea” that happened after people were told to stay indoors.
“It was just a bunch of people running around thinking they had to do something when we didn’t really do it,” he said during an appearance on the “Grounded” podcast. . “We just needed to relax and pack everything. ”
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He added: “I think any backlash was justified. “