AceShowbiz - National Geographic has relased its first Super Bowl advertisement for "Genius". The promo features Albert Einstein, who is portrayed by %cGeoffrey Rush%, as he's seen strumming his violin in a place which looks like a vacant office.
When he first started, it's kind of hard to guest what song he's playing. But as the melody builds, it becomes clear that he's playing one of %cLady GaGa%'s hits, "Bad Romance". At the end of the video, Einstein concludes his performance by sporting his signature, a goofy face complete with a tongue out.
"The song selection is a double entendre, actually," said National Geographic Global Networks CEO Courteney Monroe of using GaGa's song. "Not many people know that [Einstein] had a series of 'bad romances' in his life." Monroe added, "You've only seen the crazy hair and learned about his intellectual advances."
"Genius" is the first scripted series from National Geographic. The series follows Albert Einstein and his journey from being a young imaginative, rebellious patent clerk who couldn't get a teaching job or doctorate, to a legendary physicist.
The series also stars %cJohnny Flynn% as young Einstein and %cEmily Watson% as Elsa Einstein. %cMichael McElhatton%, %cSeth Gabel%, %cSamantha Colley%, %cRichard Topol% and %cVincent Kartheiser% are also set to appear on the show.
"Genius" premieres on Tuesday, April 25 on National Geographic.