Becoming one of the celebrities who actively encourage people to participate in the forthcoming U.S. presidential election, Hayden Panettiere is channeling her acting talent to star in a new public service announcement (PSA) for Declare Yourself, wearing a Hannibal Lecter-like mask in a new satirical video urging young people to vote. She's joined in the footage by fellow actress Jessica Alba and actor Tristan Wilds.
The three-minute video sees Hayden modeling a pink Hannibal Lecter-like mask for Alba who plays the host of a faux home-shopping cable channel, selling "The Muzzler 2008," a Hannibal Lecter-like restraint mask that symbolizes failing to exercise the right to vote. Wilds, one of the cast of "90210", is seen in the video comically wearing the mask all day long, while playing the video game and relaxing on the poolside. He is even attempting to talk and eat with it on.
Alba wore the same mask in her latest ad for Declare Yourself. Speaking of the actresses' involvement in the satirical video, Declare Yourself executive director Marc Morgenstern commented, they "have an amazing ability to connect with young adults. Behind all the humor of the PSA lies a very serious message of what it actually means to sit out the election and effectively silence oneself."
Below is Hayden and Alba's satirical video for Declare Yourself.