Justin Bieber’s hit song “Sorry” has been given the all-star treatment with its very own dramatic reading by some of Hollywood’s biggest names. Twenty-nine actors and musicians take turns expressing the pop singer’s romantic plea in a video for Vanity Fair. While some celebrities, like Greta Gerwig and Orange is the New Black’s Natasha Lyonne, appear to be a bit confused by the lyrics, other stars like Nick Jonas and John Legend have no trouble delivering Justin’s famous words.
Even though Mad Men’s Jon Hamm asks, “Is it too late to say I’m sorry I don’t know this song by Justin Bieber?” the actor delivers his lines with conviction. As does John Krasinski, who is near tears as he struggles to admit, “you know I don’t do well with apologies.” Ellen Page, Allison Janney and Oscar-winning actress Octavia Spencer also add a punch of theatrics to the dramatic reading.
The star-packed video was inspired by W Magazine’s viral hit, which featured the likes of Kristen Wiig, Bryan Cranston, Seth Rogen, Amy Schumer and Brie Larson reading the lyrics of Drake’s “Hotline Bling.” Even though it was released in July 2015, the Toronto rapper’s track shows no signs of slowing down on both the charts and in pop culture. The song’s video, featuring Drake showing off his unique dance moves, was spoofed on Saturday Night Live and most recently the rapper reinvented the track for T-Mobile’s Super Bowl commercial.