Tom Hanks is the one who tends to dominate the “This actor is a national treasure” conversation, but let’s not forget Steve Martin.
The legendary comic, actor, writer, and banjo player is frustrated. He’s a famous guy you know But now, in this time of a global pandemic, he is not getting the awards he deserves if he wants to bless us with his presence on the streets.
It’s because of the mask. Nobody can tell the difference between a masked Steve Martin and another masked 70 year old. So he came up with a perfect low-tech solution that lets people know when to say hello and ask for a (socially distant!) Selfie with a celebrity.
Here I am, passing over Steve̵
I always wear a mask when I go outside. But there was something about it that made me anxious and insecure. I’ve thought about the problem, brought it up and here is the solution. pic.twitter.com/aUW4jHI3dX
– Steve Martin (@SteveMartinToGo) September 12, 2020