“That’s a big deal [doing nudity],” he said. “Actually, the first time I met her, she was naked [while getting prepped for set]. I mean, she had pasties on and stuff. I’d never met a major talent naked before. I don’t know if I’ve met a minor talent naked. The funniest thing was, she gave me a big hug right away.”
Buckley said he was impressed by how Faris thought about the role. “The first thing she said to me was, ‘Bryan, you know, I feel good about my body. I feel like I don’t need work. I feel good about myself.’ You don’t hear that too often. So it felt like this was the perfect spot to put her in.”
Acting-wise, she was the ideal choice too, he added.
“She’s such a distinctive character. ‘Scary Movie’ was the first time I remember seeing her. She’s just overtly comedic—the things she can do with her face and her voice,” Buckley said. “She’s just a good, sweet human as well. She has this thing—when she’s nervous, she knits. So, she knitted me a hat between takes. I’ve been wearing it all winter. That’s just the kind of person she is.”
This is Avocados From Mexico’s eighth Super Bowl commercial. The brand had originally planned to have a QR code in the spot that would have led viewers to a social-media integration involving the popular generative AI tool ChatGPT. Those plans have been scrapped, but Buckley said he’s always liked the Avocados brand’s underdog spirit and its willingness to “take big swings.”
“Just the concept of them being on the game, I always appreciated that,” he said. “It’s like, ‘What are they doing here? Why are they crashing this party?’ It’s a small brand on a big playing field. I’m always attracted to the underdog, and they’re playing like an underdog.”