WATCH: Bryan Cranston Recreates Jack Nicholson’s Role From ‘The Shining’ In Super Bowl Ad
In Mountain Dew’s 30-second Super Bowl ad, Breaking Bad actor Bryan Cranston went on a terrifying rampage, holding an ax, just like Jack Nicholson did in the 1980 film adaptation of Stephen King’s novel, The Shining.
Cranston attempted to chop down the door as Black-ish actress Tracee Ellis Ross played the role of Wendy Torrence, screaming in the corner of the bathroom with only a toilet brush to protect her.
Cranston ultimately chopped down the door a part of the door and shoved the new drink through it, exclaiming “Heeeere’s Mountain Dew zero!” Ross stopped screaming and swatting Cranston with the toilet brush and took the drink. “I am thirsty,” she said as Cranston nodded happily.
The funniest and least frightening part was at the end of the commercial, when Cranston took over the role of both of the young Grady twins from the 1980 film. He wore a blue dress with a pink ribbon around the middle, and a flower clip in his hair.
During @SuperBowl, I’m taking on two classics: #TheShining and @MountainDew.
Even better, we’re donating funds to @FilmAid, an organization dedicated to helping aspiring filmmakers start imagining the next classic. Come play with us…
— Bryan Cranston (@BryanCranston) February 2, 2020