She’s the actress famed for her roles in films like 13 Going On 30 and Dallas Buyers Club. But earlier this week Jennifer Garner took on perhaps her most entertaining part yet — a woman doing laundry to the sound of Daði og Gagnamagnið’s “Think About Things”.
Jennifer Garner does the “Think About Things” dance challenge
“I don’t know why I thought you needed this. 🤷🏻♀️🍷 🐈 👵🏼🙈😬♥️,” writes Garner in the caption. Once you start watching you’ll know exactly why.
It starts with Jennifer organising mountains of laundry. Then she begins bopping to the tune of Iceland’s Eurovision 2020 entry. And before you know it, the Golden Globe winner is on top of her counters moving up and down… while holding her clothes basket.
We then cut to shots of Garner looking wistfully at her washing machine. And then to her drinking a large glass of red wine in her pyjamas.
And while Jennifer is the household name, some might argue that her cat is the real star of the video. She’s seen cradling the feline, who then tries to make an ill-judged break for freedom.
The clip has yet to be added to Jennifer’s IMDB listing, but it’s surely only a matter of time.
Celebrities react to Jennifer Garner’s “Think About Things” video
Will Ferrell and Rachel McAdams aren’t the only ones bringing Eurovision to a wider international audience.
Garner’s video has already amassed over 4.5 million views, many from fellow A-List celebrities.
Pop star Ariana Grande writes “u make me smile”. Actress Reese Witherspoon says “I definitely needed this today”. Filmstar turned lifestyle guru Gwyneth Paltrow comments “Oh my god you are funny”. Retired tennis player Maria Sharapova leaves a crying with laughter emoji and the words “Too good”.
The Instagram clip has not gone unnoticed by Daði Freyr himself. In response to Arianna’s comment, he says “I just died a little <3”. Meanwhile, on Twitter he tweeted “Is this real life?”
“Think About Things” dance challenge
Many Eurovision 2020 songs have developed a new lease of life as social media memes during lockdown, particularly on TikTok. Russia’s “Uno” and Lithuania’s “On Fire” have all proven popular on the platform, but Iceland’s “Think About Things” has been the contest’s breakout viral hit.
Earlier in the season, it went viral on Twitter when several British celebrities and Russel Crowe tweeted about the song.
What do you think of Jennifer’s video? Do you think more famous names will follow suit? Let us know in the comments.