Drake covers the latest issue of W Art magazine. In tow with the special issue, the magazine "try to top the song that spawned a thousand memes with a dramatic reading of the megahit." While the aforementioned celebrities tried to dig deep into the lyrics' meaning, Brie Larson and Saoirse Ronan preferred to sing it.
The video, released on Tuesday, December 15 by The Scene and W magazine also features Elizabeth Banks, Paul Dano and Joel Edgerton. Cranston, in particular, channeled his "Breaking Bad" meth kingpin character Walter White when he said, "That can only mean ...one thing."
Drake apparently has seen the video and responded well to it. He posted the video on Instagram and wrote, "@wmag giving me my greatest IG moment of 2015. Bryan Cranston you are my father." Rogen also shared his love for the Canadian rapper after the video release, tweeting "@Drake is the best thing that ever happened to Can Con laws. (this is a very Canadian tweet)".
"Hotline Bling" and its music video became a 2015 trend that spawned memes and covers. Erykah Badu and Justin Bieber had their version of the hit song while Adele had expressed an interest in making an official remix with Drake.