In a terrible and ridiculously smut-filled year for Superbowl commercials, this was the one bright spot.
I love the way baby Darth reacts at the end. Awesome.
A commenter sent in a link telling us that the child who plays Baby Darth has a history of heart issues and thanks to some great work by doctors at the Children’s Hospital of Los Angeles his prognosis is excellent.
At the tender age of 6, Max Page has already made a name for himself as an actor. The young man is a member of the cast of “The Young and the Restless,” and has become an overnight YouTube sensation as the little “man behind the Darth Vader mask” in a Volkswagen ad that will air during the NFL’s Super Bowl XLV. In 24 hours, the number of hits to the TV commercial went from 1.5 million on Thursday to more than 7 million on Friday.
“Now, I make a point to look them all in the eye and say, ‘Hello.’”
It’s hard to imagine that at 4-months of age, Max was diagnosed with Tetralogy of Fallot, a congenital heart defect in children. At that time, Buck and Jennifer Page brought their infant son to Children’s Hospital Los Angeles, where he received a pacemaker.
You can check out the rest of the story here. It’s kind of press release-y but it’s still wonderful.