Constantine Maroulis and Brooke Shields teamed up for a soap opera spoof in a La-z-boy furniture commercial. That’s not all, Fred Savage from The Wonder Years directed. That’s quite the unexpected combo!
Constantine competed on the 4th season of American Idol in 2005. Who could forget his surprise ouster in 6th place? Who can believe that was 10 years ago! Since then, the singer has doing mostly stage work, earning a Tony Nomination in 2009 for his portrayal of Drew, the starry-eyed would be metal rocker in Rock of Ages.
Brooke Shields has been working in film and TV since she was 12 years old, taking a few years out to earn a degree from Princeton. She’s also got a sense of humor. The 30 second ad, like something out of an SNL skit, is full of campy fun.
It breaks down to “Stavros” revealing his “face transplant” which, judging by the before photo, doesn’t change his face all. That doesn’t stop Brooke’s character from being shocked, I tell you, SHOCKED. But even more DRAMATIC? The new furniture, which is even MORE UNBELIEVABLY SHOCKING than a face transplant.
The actor/singer knows his way around a soap opera, having done an arc for the CBS soap, The Bold and the Beautiful, playing a record producer. Both he and Brooke overact, but without going overboard. Funny stuff.
Constantine isn’t the first Idol alum to star in a spoofy TV commercial. Who can forget season one runner-up, Justin Guarini’s turn as the hilarious “Lil Sweet,” hawking Diet Dr. Pepper?
Which other reality stars can you imagine humorously pitching products on TV?