Before They Were Stars: Leslie Mann in a Coca-Cola Commercial with King Kong

It’s not often that a “Before They Were Stars” clip featuring an actress is shown in one of the actress’ films, but that actually happened with this commercial from the early nineties. Leslie Mann is the real-life wife of Judd Apatow, who cast her in his film, Funny People, in the role of a former aspiring actress who quit the business in order to become a stay-at-home mom. One scene features a very meta “Before They Were Stars” moment as Mann’s character shows Adam Sandler a clip an old Coca-Cola ad she appeared in alongside King Kong… which also happens to be a REAL commercial that Leslie Mann actually did very early on in her career! I wish more movies would try something like that. Imagine if Black Swan had a scene where Natalie Portman watched herself doing a dance number in that educational recycling video she did when she was a kid!

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