Monday, March 12, 2007

Gap's Boyfriend Trouser Commercial - More than Meets the Eye

When I first saw Gap's "Boyfriend Trouser" commercial, I immediately thought, nooooooo - not that "Anything You Can Do, I Can Do Better" song! It's Ethel Merman's voice - so annoying! I never quite understood how she became such a big Broadway legend.

Anyway, the commercial is on all the time... so after many repeat viewings, I sort of noticed, hey, this isn't really like the other dancing Gap ads. As in, these two don't look like professional dancers. Then I noticed, hey, she looks like Claire Danes! And the dude - he looks like that guy from that "Little Children" movie with Kate Winslet!

And sure enough, after a quick online search, I discovered that yes, indeed, it is Claire Danes and Patrick Wilson. Was this obvious to everyone???

Update: After I initially posted this, I learned that Patrick Wilson has a Broadway background and Claire Danes grew up dancing and recently performed in a solo dance piece in NY.

3 fascinating comment(s) from my friends:

Anonymous said...

Actually Claire Danes has done 2 off Broadway dance pieces in recent years, both of which were well recieved. One was Christina Olsen: American Model, which you linked to, and the other was in January 2007 and it was called Edith and Jenny:

Amanda said...

that's so awesome that you spotted that. I would have never picked that up.

Anonymous said...

Thanks for posting this! I knew it was Patrick Wilson (Raoul from Phantom of the Opera film) but had no idea who that girl might be.