I loved her ad. It was hysterical. Well, she’s in her first year of college now, and she made a movie last year. This is a good interview with her to catch up on what all happened since that ad hit the Internet.
Macenstein: So, that “beep, beep, beep” story was 100% true? How soon after your dad’s PC “ate” your paper did you force him to get you a Mac?
Ellen: The story is true, the 15-page paper was about the history of Chinatowns in America and I wrote it for my 8th grade history class. My parents bought my sister and I the G4 to share the next year.
This part is interesting:
Macenstein: I read that after the Apple ads aired, Apple sort of advised you to not try to capitalize on your celebrity, and sort of fade away. Why do you think that was?
Ellen: A multinational company obviously doesn’t want to be associated with weed. Their instructions made me want to capitalize on it though.