Years from now, when “911” is just a number people dial in anger after Mc Donald’s stiffs them three chicken nuggets in their happy meal, someone should sit down with Golden Globe nominee Peter Krause and ask him what it was like delivering the line, “You can’t punch it in the face, Buck — it’s a snake!
” After all, it’s not every day the star of “Six Feet Under” and “Parenthood” would be asked to say something so ridiculous, let alone do so with the straight face and determined demeanor of a blue-blooded American hero.
This is the first campaign of its kind at the UN: we want to try and galvanize as many men and boys as possible to be advocates for gender equality.
And we don’t just want to talk about it, but make sure it is tangible.
Did Krause and co-star Aisha Hinds exchange a look during the shoot, telepathically communicating, “We did great things once.
You gave an unforgettable speech as Harriet Tubman.
Now we’re playing firefighters who can spout stats about snakes’ ‘constriction strength’ off the top of our heads like we’re Steve Irwin. ” It’s a good question, and one that should be asked when there’s enough distance from the project to objectively examine exactly how and why all these things came together for such a magnificent clusterfuck.
Her mom’s Alzheimers and recent break-up are far more intimidating than a drowning kid or a suicidal jumper, and this attitude is reflected in the other characters as well.
Angela Bassett’s hard-ass cop would rather have a guns-drawn standoff with a speeding motorcyclist than talk to her estranged husband, and Krause’s by-the-book fireman is better suited for fighting snakes than staying sober. Bobby Nash (Krause) seems like he’s pretty good at everything.
Today we are launching a campaign called “He For She.” I am reaching out to you because I need your help.
We want to end gender inequality—and to do that we need everyone to be involved.