updated 02:45 pm EST, Mon November 13, 2006
'Mac guy' still making ads
Apple's 'Mac guy' Justin Long who stars in the company's "Get a Mac" television ads has denied claims made by one publication last week that he would stop making Apple commercials. "As for the Mac commercials, I don't know where that report came from that said I wasn't going to do anymore," Long wrote in his blog residing on his official website. "I [am] literally setting my alarm right now to wake up for a Mac shoot tomorrow - if I'm not doing [it] anymore I guess I can sleep in on my day off - that'd be nice." The report, which originated from Radar Online, claimed a representative for Long had confirmed that he would no longer participate in Apple's ad campaign. Long said in his official blog that he is shooting some humorous holiday spots, but said he's surprised Apple hasn't ended the ads on its own.
"I'm surprised, frankly, that the campaign hasn't become tired and they've just ended it on their own," Long wrote, referring to Apple and then speaking on the Apple TV spots: "They're easy to do, I love John (the PC guy) and working with him is so effortless and fun that I definitely wouldn't rule out doing some more."
Long mentions his payment for doing the TV commercials, saying that the commercials aren't nearly funny enough to justify the amount of money he receives for doing the spots.