Meet the girl in the new Diet Coke commercial. She’s a noted actress.
Diet Coke has re-branded. The soft drink is now available in several different flavors, including Ginger Lime, Twisted Mango, Feisty Cherry, Zesty Blood Orange.
The re-branding has come with some new commercials. The most-popular one is probably the “Because I Can” campaign.
That commercial features actress Gillian Jacobs. She’s best known for her roles in the NBC sitcom Community and the Netflix series Love.
The commercial debuted in late January. It’s been airing across the networks since.
Jacobs, 35, spoke to Coca-Cola about her role in the commercial. Here are some of her answers:
How does it feel to be associated with Diet Coke and, specifically, this new campaign?
Diet Coke is such an iconic brand, so I’m honored to be a part of it. “Because I Can” is such a positive message that applies to my own life… going out and doing what I want to do, no matter what. I can be a nerd and listen to podcasts about the Supreme Court, or go to art and history museums. All because I can!
Any recent ‘Because I Can’ moments you’d care to share?
You know, I’m working on it! I’m not always the best at being spontaneous and having fun. “Because I Can” is a mantra I’m trying to carry with me into 2018. I am doing a play for the first time in 10 years, though, so there’s that. We start previews tomorrow! I’ve been wanting to do more theater for awhile, so I’m really excited.
The commercial in full can be seen below:
Jacobs, a Pittsburgh native, has several things on the way for 2018. According to her IMDB page, she’s set to have roles in a Disney movie, Magic Camp and comedy movies Ibiza and Life of the Party.