Timothee Chalamet Is Son of Edward Scissorhands in Cadillac Super Bowl Ad

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In one of the first ads to debut prior to today’s game, Timothée Chalamet plays the son of Edward Scissorhands, Edgar, in a super bowl spot for Cadillac. “This is the story of a boy with scissors for hands,” it starts off. “No, not that one,” says Winona Ryder who voices and plays Edgar’s Mom in the commercial.

The comical ad, which you can watch above, is meant to promote the car manufacturer’s new electric vehicle LYRIQ. Ryder next appears dressed as a eerie suburban mother behind a kitchen counter calling up to her son to get out of bed: “Edgar, you’re going to be late.”

The next take cuts to Chalamet, who we can presume is the child of Edward Scissorhands (played by Johnny Depp) and Ryder’s character Kim from the famous Tim Burton-directed 1990 horror movie, Edward Scissorhands.

Chalamet slices his way through a montage of everyday situations in the ad – riding the bus, walking into class, attempting to catch a football, slicing up some kind of salad behind a deli counter and messing around with VR goggles in a driving simulation.

His mother, seeing the latter, then surprises him with a real-life opportunity to drive a car, a brand new Cadillac LYRIQ at that, which is sitting in their driveway.

“Go ahead, try it,” says Ryder’s in her signature creepy character’s voice. After they get going, Edgar lifts his scissors from the steering wheel to try out the vehicle’s Super Cruise hands-free driving technology. “And Edgar drove off into the sunset,” said the mom to wrap up the 60-second spot.

Other ads that are planned for today’s game are slated to include some big name actors such as Will Ferrell (General Motors), Mike Myers, Dana Carvey and Cardi B (Uber Eats), Lenny Kravitz (Stella Artois), Serena Williams (Michelob), John Travolta (Scotts Miracle-Gro), Meek Mill (Bacardi), Mila Kunis and Ashton Kutcher (Cheetos), and Matthew McConaughey, Jimmy Kimmel and Mindy Kaling (Doritos).

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