While Paul Giamatti is no stranger to doing ads for big companies, his new Verizon spots starring Cecily Strong are making Twitter fans desperate.
user @BCakaTheMan had harsh words, writing, “These Verizon Einstein ads are the rock bottom for Paul Giamatti. Many online accounts feel that the “Billions” and “Sideways” actor is tarnishing his public image with these Verizon ads. Writer Pete Blackburn tweeted“You make me sad to see him dance as a commercial clown.”
At least A user disagreed, but replied, “Maybe he was just feeling a little silly.” Giamatti actually looks like he’s having fun playing the over-the-top characters featured in the carrier’s ads. Regardless, arguably the funniest tweet in response to the ads, by Sam Morrill, imagined the actor expecting to play Einstein in a biopic and choking down his pride when it comes to an ad instead. After all, no one handles disappointment on screen quite like Paul Giamatti.