By: Kara Gilmour - Staff Writer
Feb 8, 2021
Max Page Darth Vader commercial unmasked. Max Page reaches new fame as the minature version of Darth Vader in the new 2012 Volkswagen Passat commercial. In fact, he and his mother didn’t know that it would be an ad featured in this year’s Super Bowl.
Page has never seen “Star Wars,” but he is the star of one of Super Bowl’s most talked about commercials. In the ad for the new 2012 Volkswagen Passat, he tries, without success, to use “The Force” to affect an array of household items - and even the family dog. The 6-year-old actor has also appeared in a few regional spots and has a role on “The Young and the Restless.”
The Darth Vader actor didn’t know when he snagged the part that it would be for the Super Bowl. “It wasn’t until halfway through the first day of filming” that the mother, Jennifer Page, found out. “We were just thrilled. We thought it was his first national commercial,” she said.
“He took directions so well,” Tim Ellis, Volkswagen of America’s vice president for marketing, said in a statement. “As we were filming it, I could see it was going to be iconic.” The Vader advertisement debuted online last week, and has since scored more than 15 million views. The response has been “overwhelming,” Page’s mom said.Entertainment News Join The Conversation
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