There have been many funny and clever videos from stars since the coronavirus pandemic began, with plenty giving advice to fans about how to take care of themselves to prevent spreading COVID-19. And now Dakota Johnson has shown fans exactly how they should be washing their hands – with some help from Coldplay's Chris Martin!
In a clip posted to Olivia Wilde's Instagram on March 26, 30-year-old Dakota can be seen standing in front of a sink getting ready to "turn on the tap." If you're wondering why that's in quotations, it's because those aren't her hands in the video!
"Olivia! Hey! It's Dakota. Thank you so much for asking me to tell you how I wash my hands because I've been waiting my whole life for someone to ask me to do that," she says, as Chris's hands make an appearance, awkwardly gesturing in front of her. Chris appears to be standing behind his girlfriend, who likely has her hands behind her back.
"First, I'm going to turn on the tap," Dakota says, while she demonstrates how she likes to "hose" her hands down. What follows is a double-pump of soap, a dropped soap canister and more hilarious, wild mistakes from Chris.
"I like to scrub them really, really fast, but I’m going to lower them because sometimes I hit myself in the face," she says, as he does just that, before putting soap on her hair, too.
"Oh, and I like to wash my hair if it's dirty because sometimes my dirty hair gets in the way," Dakota quips, before remarking that she also likes to "wash the house" because of all the splashing going on. It's helpful, she says, because it enables her to do "twelve things at once because I'm a woman and that's what women do"!
Fans noticed immediately that Dakota's hands weren't actually hers, because Chris has "M" and "A" tattoos on his wrists, which represent the initials of Moses and Apple, his children with ex-wife Gwyneth Paltrow.
Last week, Brandon Flowers of The Killers shared a clip of himself washing his hands and singing to the band's mega-hit, "Mr. Brightside." Neil Diamond also shared a clip of him doing the same, belting out a different, COVID-era-approved version of "Sweet Caroline," with a pre-chorus that goes "Hands, washing hands/Reaching out/Don't touch me/I won't touch you." You can listen to it below:
The US Centers for Disease Control recommends you wash your hands for at least 20 seconds. That's about the amount of time it takes to sing "Happy Birthday." Or you can just time the choruses to your favourite songs and see if they're long enough.