John Legend, Matthew McConaughey & Other Celebrities Spread Hope Amid Coronavirus Outbreak
Even though the coronavirus pandemic is a health problem, it has negatively impacted other areas of society, as well, the entertainment industry being one of them.
During these difficult times, several celebrities have come up with different ideas to try to keep people entertained while in quarantine. Some of them have even shared inspirational messages online to spread hope amid the virus outbreak. Take a look at some of our favorites.
"There is a green light on the other side of this red light."
Idris Elba on November 23, 2019 in Atlanta, Georgia | Photo: Getty Images
CELEBS SINGING JOHN LENNON'S "IMAGINE"
On March 18, "Wonder Woman" star Gal Gadot surprised her followers and everybody on the Internet with a wonderful initiative. In a three-minute video that the actress shared, she explained that the COVID-19 has taken its toll on the entire world.
She added that she watched a video of a person playing John Lennon's "Imagine" on the trumpet from a balcony in Italy to the rest of the people that were locked inside their homes, and it felt "so powerful" and "pure."
After that, Gal started singing the opening lines of the song. What nobody expected, though, was to see a myriad of celebrities singing the following verses.
People like Natalie Portman, Mark Ruffalo, James Marsden, Sia, Pedro Pascal, Jamie Dornan, Lynda Carter, Jimmy Fallon, Will Ferrell, Norah Jones, and more joined the initiative.
Most of them recorded their respective lines from their homes, cars, and backyards, proving that, just like a lot of us, they are also staying home to prevent the coronavirus from spreading even more. Gal Gadot picked up the tune at the end of the clip, singing:
"And the world will be as one."
MUSICIANS PERFORMING FREE VIRTUAL CONCERTS
Gal is not the only celebrity trying to spread some love. Music stars like Pink, Keith Urban and Coldplay's Chris Martin have exploited the technology to perform free virtual concerts.
In Chris' case, he was on an Instagram Live for 30 minutes, responding to some of his followers' questions and also playing Coldplay classics like "Yellow" and "Viva La Vida."
Keith Urban, on the other hand, went live from his warehouse for half an hour. His wife Nicole Kidman was next to him, and they even sang "The Fighter" together.
Unlike Keith and Chris, Pink only uploaded a three-minute clip with a cover of Bob Dylan's "Make You Feel My Love." Other artists like Lizzo and John Legend also entertained their followers with their music.
MATTHEW MCCONAUGHEY'S INSPIRATIONAL MESSAGE
The "Dallas Buyers Club" star uploaded a video on Twitter with a much-needed inspirational message that filled the hearts of his followers with hope.
After urging people to take care of themselves and others, Matthew pointed out that society has a common enemy in the coronavirus and that it was "faceless, raceless, sexless, non-denominational, and bipartisan." He added:
"There is a green light on the other side of this red light that we are in right now. I believe that green light is gonna be built upon the values that we can enact."
CELEBRITIES WHO TESTED POSITIVE FOR COVID-19
Unfortunately, some actors and athletes have tested positive for coronavirus. Tom Hanks and his wife Rita Wilson announced that they had contracted the illness on March 11.
Idris Elba also shared that he had the virus on March 16, adding that he had not shown any symptoms until that point and that he was doing okay.
"Game of Thrones" actor Kristofer Hivju announced that he tested positive on the same day that Idris did. He admitted that he was self-isolating, and that was showing minor symptoms.
Some NBA athletes have also contracted the virus, including Kevin Durant, Rudy Gobert, and Donovan Mitchell.
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