You may think the â€śMost Interesting Man ...â€ť fad is tired. Normally, weâ€™d agree. But as far as All Star campaigns go, it doesnâ€™t get much better than this. Besides, have you ever tried to beat a 3-year-old in a staring contest? Itâ€™s borderline impossible. The sky hook is a joke by comparison. ThePostGame spoke with Rudy Gay on the day his campaign video dropped.
First, the spot:
TPG: So this video was your idea?
Gay: I was always a big fan of those Dos Equis ads. I wanted to spoof that commercial. It took a whole day, after practice. We started at 2 and were done at about 11.
TPG: Howâ€™d you pay the kid? Cookies? Pizza? Elmo videos?
Gay: He was pretty good. Actually we wanted to use his little brother, but he was crying too much.
TPG: That must have been tough â€“- winning that contest.
Gay: My focus is way better than the kidâ€™s.
TPG: Now youâ€™re trash-talking a 3-year-old.
Gay: Yeah, of course.
TPG: Any talents we may have missed -â€“ in case we blinked?
Gay: I wash my hands before I use the bathroom. Maybe thatâ€™ll be in the Directorâ€™s Cut.
TPG: Are you the most interesting person from Baltimore? That puts you ahead of Michael Phelps.
Gay: Uh, heâ€™s pretty interesting. Other than him, Iâ€™m a close second.
TPG: Know whoâ€™s interesting? The ladies in that video. Who are they?
Gay: A couple of the guys from the teamâ€™s girlfriends. And mine.
TPG: Which is yours?
Gay: Iâ€™ll let you think about that.
TPG: Which was the toughest take?
Gay: The dunk. I kept on making it.
TPG: Whatâ€™s the most interesting part about you?
Gay: I can do a mean rendition of Billie Jean. I was Michael for Halloween.
TPG: With the glove?
Gay: No I was Dirty Diana Michael.
TPG: Oh. Sorry.
TPG: Well â€¦ the point of the video is to get fans to vote. Why should America choose Rudy Gay?
Gay: I just feel like Iâ€™ve put a lot time in, a lot of effort in making this team better. Our goal is to make the playoffs.
TPG: That would be interesting.