American actor Jonathan Goldsmith, renowned for his previous television commercials for Dos Equis beer, declared Thursday in an interview that he always wears a mask to protect others from COVID-19. While few have heard of any other work he’s done, Goldsmith has become a staple of the modern Internet meme, and is hailed as “The Most Interesting Man in the World.”
“I don’t always freak out about COVID,” Goldsmith told TV Azteca, as a reporter was pressing him on whether he really drinks Dos Equis. “But when I do, I always wear a mask.”
The interview got awkward after the reporter realized Mr. Goldsmith was answering all the questions as if he was acting in a Dos Equis commercial. In some cases, his responses didn’t seem to match the question being asked.
For example, when he was asked about his thoughts on the upcoming presidential election, he responded: “I don’t always get itchy all over my body, but when I do I blame it on the heroin.”
Pundits are now wondering if this is how Goldsmith always speaks. “It’s like he’s a living, breathing, talking meme,” said Jake Tapper, Chief Washington Correspondent for CNN, who admitted to creating a few Goldsmith memes himself. “But, hey, I’m not going to judge. All I can say is I’m glad to see that he’s showing a good example by always wearing a mask.”