Jeff Goldblum Domination Continues with Silly Ads and 'Independence Day' Sequel Confirmation

Jeff Goldblum Domination Continues with Silly Ads and 'Independence Day' Sequel Confirmation

Oct 10, 2014

Jeff Goldblum recently took the Internet by storm with his cheeky GE Link light bulb commercial (directed by comedy team Tim and Eric), in which the finely coiffed actor seduces viewers from a hot tub and makes a bedazzled Liberace-style smoking jacket sexy. The ad softened the blow for fans when they found out Goldblum wouldn’t be appearing in the 2015 sequel to Jurassic Park. News about the Independence Day sequel, however, has a happier ending.

Time reports that things aren't official yet, but Goldblum has advised that director Roland Emmerich and producer Dean Devlin have a part for him in the actioner. “I had a meeting and have been talking over the last several months or year with Roland Emmerich and Dean Devlin, the producer, and they’ve been cooking up and say they have a part for me in what they hope will be a plan to make another one pretty soon,” Goldblum stated. So, don’t say “Goodnight!” to Goldblum just yet. 

As for that GE commercial, Goldblum discussed how it all went down:

"Some commercial people had somehow written it and then [Tim and Eric] had polished it and contributed to it. And then they came over here to my house in a very friendly way, we went over the script, I read through it, we had some ideas, we all came up with a little tweak here and there. We came up with ideas for a wardrobe, and then those fittings, I was involved in a couple of those with very talented, friendly people when we came up with those funny costumes. They allowed me generously to have a little input here and there, and as I suspected, we had a really fun, creative collaboration. I really like those guys. They’re very good. And they had many of their usual team around them of production designers and cinematographers, so they could create their own special brand of storytelling. And I like the idea of the product — it was interesting and not bad to me, this idea of energy-saving and environmentally correct and wholesome stuff, so I like it."

Bask in the glow of some shirtless Goldblum perfection in this hilarious commercial.

 

 

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