When celebrities think we’re not looking, they go off to Japan to star in sometimes very hilarious and over-the-top commercials with the hopes that we’ll never see them in the Western world. Thank goodness for YouTube.
Celebrity parents such as Ben Stiller, Natalie Portman, and Britney Spears have been traveling to the land of Hello Kitty for years to do spots for everything from coffee to candy to shampoo.
Check out our gallery of videos that star our favorite Hollywood moms and dads in commercials that they wish you’d never see. It’ll make you want to pop Lost in Translation in to the DVD player and watch it all over again. Brad Pitt’s Root Coffee spot is by far my favorite (I miss his blonde Billy Idol look!).
Side note: how come Mariah Carey and Gwen Stefani have never done commercials in Japan? Um, hello? They just seem like the most obvious commercial candidates.
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