Pierson Fodé fans who imagine seeing him on the big screen as a Marvel or DC Universe superhero don’t have to fantasize any longer. The former Thomas on The Bold and the Beautiful teamed up with filmmaker pal Tylor Kipfel to produce a short video that is sending a message to the super-villain COVID-19.
Pierson Fode With An Important Message
“Dear Covid-19,” Fodé wrote in his tweet, “We’re furious and have found something heroic, deep within ourselves. Our hero’s today don’t wear capes. Our #heroswearmasks I’m not perfect at this but together we can try – REAL FACTS Facts2health. @facts2health @CDCgov @piersonfode @TylorKlipfel.”
“COVID-19 woke up the world with an attack,” says Fodé, providing the voiceover for the short film. He also appears in it wearing dark-rimmed glasses, not unlike the ones people have seen on Clark Kent, Superman’s alter-ego. The film also pays homage to the Man of Steel, showing a young boy wearing a red cape.
“An invisible enemy with visible consequences,” Pierson Fodé adds. “We’ve all suffered directly or indirectly. We’ve waited for a hero, but no one human can do this. It’s up to us to protect those who are susceptible, those that are fragile, those who need us the most. There’s a spark of greatness in each of us. We can step up and become the heroes the world needs. Together, we can defeat COVID-19. In this battle, heroes don’t wear capes. Our heroes wear masks. Join the movement. Become a hero.” #HEROESWEARMASKS.
This video not only stresses the importance of wearing masks, but also gives Fodé’s fans a glimpse of how he’d look as Superman, or, more specifically his alter-ego, a mild-mannered reporter.
Producers looking to cast Superman in films have looked to actors who happen to have daytime credentials. The late Christopher Reeve (ex-Ben, Love of Life) played Kal-El in the 1978 film Superman and its three sequels. Director Bryan Singer cast Brandon Routh (ex-Seth, One Life to Live) as the title character in 2006’s Superman Returns. Perhaps Fodé will follow in their footsteps. Check out the inspiring short below. The Bold and the Beautiful airs weekdays on CBS. Check local listings for air times.
Dear Covid-19. We’re furious and have found something heroic, deep within ourselves. Our hero’s today don’t wear capes. Our #heroswearmasks I’m not perfect at this but together we can try -REAL FACTS https://t.co/72z6x7m5BZ @facts2health @CDCgov
— Pierson Fodé (@PiersonFode) September 7, 2020