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Google Asks Celebrities to Answer Your Questions

Dave Parrack 08-12-2017

Google has a treat in store for people who search for information on celebrities. A handful of celebrities have answered questions about themselves, with videos appearing at the top of search results. You just have to ask the right question about the right celebrity to trigger it.


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Celebrities Answering Questions About Themselves

Google has asked various celebrities to film themselves answering common questions people ask. And celebrities including Priyanka Chopra, Will Ferrell, Gina Rodriguez, Kenan Thompson, Allison Nick Jonas, Mark Wahlberg, James Franco, and Seth MacFarlane have all answered the call.

Whether you search for “How many languages does Priyanka Chopra speak?”, “Can Tracee Ellis Ross sing?”, or “Can Will Ferrell really play the drums?” you’ll see a video of that celebrity answering that question. You can then watch that celebrity answer more questions.

These self-shot celebrity Q&As are initially rolling out on Google Search on mobile in the U.S., and the number of celebrities available is fairly small. However, Google is hoping to add more celebrities in the future, and it has to be assumed this will be rolled out to other countries.


A Nice But Rather Niche Feature From Google

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Do you ever search for information about your favorite celebrities on Google? Are you excited at the prospect of watching those celebrities answer your questions in person? What other celebrities should Google ask to participate? Please let us know in the comments below!

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  1. Ghost Rider
    December 9, 2017 at 5:48 pm

    Why would anyone want advice from a celebrity? These are usually some of the most dysfunctional people around. Better off getting advice from people who've been successful in business or life, or even relatives.

    • JSmith
      December 10, 2017 at 4:10 pm

      Couldn't agree more. Why they're put on pedestals I'll never understand.