The new trend in Hollywood: casts that make meetings by Zoom to help combat the pandemic


The period of confinement to combat the crisis of the coronavirus popular applications of video calls that put them in contact family and friends, not to mention its use for the home office. Also celebrities are using it, especially in order to formalize the reunion with their colleagues from series and movies that starred years ago.

High School Musical

The american chain ABC issued the special The Disney Family Singalong in which several stars of Disney interpreted the known issues from the factory. Also participated in the cast of High School Musical. However, the brief intervention of Zac Efron it disappointed its followersthat can only be limited to say: “It is a pleasure to introduce the musical stylings of any of my friends older and some newer. I hope you enjoy it and remember, we’re all in this together”. The music started and he disappeared from the screen. Although it was not as expected, at least this time it was present, not as in 2016, when not participated in the different events by the tenth anniversary of the film. The actor left behind the frames of teens and now tries to make his way in Hollywood with films such as The great showman and Baywatch.

The Nanny

They spent more than 20 years since they stopped issuing The Nanny, a series that tells the story of a saleswoman of cosmetics is converted, by chance, in babysitting. The cast wanted to recreate the first episode that was recorded in 1993, although it is not the first time they meet. His protagonist, Fran Drescher, and her partner in fiction, Charles Shaughnessy, faces were again four years ago and wanted to share on the social networks the emotional reunion. Drescher was the creator of the series, inspired by their own experiences to develop the plot. Two decades ago, she was diagnosed with uterine cancer and founded the association Cancer Schmancer, which was mentioned during the video call with his former colleagues of recording.

The prince of Bel-Air

This year marks 30 years since the beginning The prince of Bel-Air, the series that catapulted him to fame Will Smith. Through a video call with the platform to Zoom, the actor was able to chat with Alfonso Ribeiro, Tatyana Ali, Karyn Parsons, Daphne Maxwell Reid, Joseph Marcell DJ Jazzy Jeff. Also had time to remember James Avery, the famous uncle Phill in the fiction, who died in 2013.

Obviously not intervened Janet Hubert, with the Smith you have a bad relationship. The actress, who played her aunt, she was fired at the end of the third season. According to Smith, Hubert wanted more protagonism in the series because it did not like the idea of that all the weight of the frame bore over a twenty-year-old. According to the actress, Smith was making jokes about his skin color, which was darker than the actor’s. When it was replaced by Daphne Reid, Hubert said that the heads of the chain NBC were pressured for Smith to cast them. And the grudge lasted several more years, because in 2011 he said: “I will Never work with an asshole like Will Smith. It is still a selfish and not matured nothing”.

The Office

Actor John Krasinski took advantage of the quarantine to submit a program, Some Good News (Some good news, in English), from their home with the purpose of sharing positive developments that occur around the world. In the first episode had as a guest Steve Carell, his partner in the series The Officeto commemorate the anniversary of the production. “I think that none of us had done before, nothing too big. But it always amazes me a lot that after all these years, people keep looking at or that the discover today,” said Carell, who became the cast member with the greatest success. Among his recent works are the film Beautiful boy or the series The Morning Show, that helped him to prove that he is a actor versatile.


Of Frasierthe series about an eccentric therapist Seattle with professional success, but with problems in the personal, recorded 11 seasons. Now his cast is brought together again after 16 years since the last episode. His goal was to record a video in solidarity with the aim of raising funds for the actors out of work by the crisis of the COVID-19. It is issued in the program YouTube Stars-in-the-House (Stars at home, in English) that also met members of other series and Broadway musicals, as Glee or The Miserable.


Some of the main actors of the cast of the film Contagion (2011) —Matt Damon, Marion Cotillard, Kate Winslet, Laurence Fishburne and Jennifer Ehle— are joined together to make a video to inform people of the severity of the pandemic and the measures you need to take to try to slow it down, with special emphasis on hand hygiene and the safety distance to be maintained between people.

The informational videos, coordinated with the Mailman School of Public Health of Columbia, to illustrate to the public on the situation, it opened with a presentation by Matt Damon that focuses on the exceptionality of the situation in which we live: “I’m here to talk to you about the social distance, something that I guess I heard quite a lot in television during the past weeks”.