Drake and Paul Rudd join Patrick Mahomes in Super Bowl ad

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He’s not afraid to poke fun at himself, even in his own music videos.And Drake continued to play the good sport when he made a surprise appearance in State Farm Insurance’s Super Bowl LV ad on Sunday.The 34-year-old rap superstar joined Paul Rudd, 51, as stand-ins in a meta commercial that also featured Kansas City Chiefs quarterback Patrick Mahomes and Green Bay Packers quarterback Aaron Rodgers. The ad opened with Rodgers, 37, and Mahomes, 25, seated in a film studio ahead of filming their State Farm ad.’Hey Rodgers, I’m you!’ shouts the actor who standing in for the quarterback who looks nothing like him and wears a garish cheese hat.  ‘You couldn’t find a stand-in that looked anything like me?’ Rodgers asks Jake from State Farm (played by Kevin Miles).’Have you seen mine?’ Mahomes asks before gesturing toward Rudd, who’s wearing the same lightning-bolt shirt and holding a football. ‘It’s like looking in a mirror, right?’ he says, before accidentally throwing the ball behind himself.’Now that one makes sense,’ Rodgers teases the younger quarterback, who was on the field as the ad aired..But Jake from State Farm complains that he doesn’t even have a stand-in.’Of course you do,’ chimes in a figure grabbing some snacks at the craft services table.  Mahomes incredulously asks if Jake from State Farm’s stand-in in is Drake.’That’s right, Drake from State Farm,’ he says with a straight face.Drake and the spokesman stand next to each other in their red shirts and start to recite the brand’s slogan, but Jake from State Farm stops him midway through.’Hey, stand-ins don’t have lines,’ he informs the Hotline Bling rapper, who crunches on an apple while he says the catchphrase.Although Drake is best known for his music career now, he first rose to prominence on the Canadian high school series Degrassi, where he played Jimmy Brooks.His character was initially a basketball star before being paralyzed in a school shooting.  Sunday’s ad in the game between the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and the Kansas City Chiefs aired shortly after Rodgers revealed that he had gotten engaged.On Saturday, when he accepted the 2020 NFL Most Valuable Player award via a speech on YouTube, he briefly mentioned getting engaged and thanked his ‘fiancée,’ whom he didn’t name.However, E! News reported just days earlier that the football star was in a relationship with Big Little Lies’ Shailene Woodley, 29.Though he didn’t mention the actress in his acceptance speech, he did thank Jodie Foster, who costars with Woodley in her upcoming film The Mauritanian.’They have kept things private and low key,’ a source said, adding that the couple’s relationship has been ‘long distance.’



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