Stars: they’re identical to us.
Regardless of how well-known, they’re additionally restricted by the principles of social distancing — and have been making use of teleconferencing software program like Zoom to host “events.”
Simply contemplate the case of Ariana Grande, Victoria Justice and the remainder of the forged of 2010 hit Nickelodeon present Victorious, created by Dan Schneider. In keeping with Schneider, the group had supposed to have a reunion of kinds to have fun the present’s 10-year anniversary. However the novel coronavirus — intervened. So the crew turned to Zoom, after all, the place 9 of them have been in a position to tune in on their selfie cameras.
And whereas the consequence didn’t produce any memorable cast-reunion pictures to offer longstanding followers of the present, it did give us all some relatable snapshots into simply one other pixelated Zoom get together, solely this one was stacked with celebrities. (Attendees past Grande, Justice and Schneider included Elizabeth Gillies, Leon Thomas III, Avan Jogia, Daniella Monet, Eric Lange and Matt Bennett.) And sure, in addition they love to make use of Zoom’s digital background characteristic, concealing their residence surroundings in favor of, say, the Northern lights and the Golden Gate Bridge.
Grande, Justice and the remainder have been principally teenagers when the present first debuted, and it helped launch a lot of their careers. They memorialized the second on their social media accounts, too, sharing their pleasure in getting an opportunity to recall their time collectively. “My coronary heart is yelling. Love you a lot. The most effective evening,” Grande commented on Justice’s put up concerning the reunion. “Thanks a lot to all of the followers who proceed to like and assist our present. Makes me actual blissful to see that it’s nonetheless loved by so a lot of you,” Justice additionally wrote on a throwback forged picture.
Right here’s hoping they’ll get their likelihood to reunite in individual at some future date. Within the meantime, it’s good to see celebrities persevering with to unfold the message of staying at residence — and to acknowledge that they, too, need to take care of the identical technological advances (and limitations) of the remainder of us on this difficult period of isolation.