Celebrities From Well Known Shows and Movies Reunite with Cast Members Via Zoom

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Paige Mays, Staff Writer

An abundance of celebrities fill our televisions and influence our lives every day. On Zoom they wave and talk about their time on their shows or movies and upload pictures to social media websites, including Instagram and Snapchat. The unfamiliarity of each other’s faces make it hard to be comfortable with one another, but the everlasting bond that was created on the show or movie makes it impotent to forget their friendship. Laughs and smiles all around, as celebrities review past memories that ensued on set.

The stay-at-home order separates old acquaintances and friends, but via Zoom calls, stars from all over connect. By posting pictures of their reunion, it allows all of their fans to see their favorite casts together again. They grew up together on the big screen, and they are reconnecting on a smaller one.

“The Office,” “High School Musical,” “Schitt’s Creek,” “The Nanny,” “Victorious,” “Hamilton” and many more casts of television shows, popular movies, and plays virtually reunited via Zoom. The “Victorious” Zoom call reunion was supposed to be an in-person celebration for the shows’ tenth anniversary, but because of quarantine, they were forced to celebrate from home. 

According to an article by Christopher Rosen in Vanity Fair, “In the weeks since the coronavirus pandemic reshaped life, celebrities have proved the truth behind an old tabloid cliche: the stars are just like us. Stuck at home and social distancing to ease pressure on the country’s health care system, some of the biggest names in Hollywood are using their free time to re-engage with past co-stars and colleagues.”

Thankfully, celebrities bring back some much-needed nostalgia to their fellow fans. “I have heard of celebrities meeting up on Zoom. I think it’s making people happy, watching their favorite shows or movies with others,” sophomore Nora Liu stated. Seeing the cast members all together is something many wanted before quarantine, so fans are glad it’s finally here.

Some television shows and movies participate in these nights of remembrance for charities. “Like a lot of other people, we were looking for ways to help and felt that bringing these characters back for a night could raise some money,” “Parks and Recreation” creator Mike Schur, said in an interview with Vanity Fair. “I sent a hopeful email to the cast, and they all got back to me within 45 minutes. Our old ‘Parks and Rec’ team has put together one more 30-minute slice of (quarantined) Pawnee life, and we hope everyone enjoys it. And donates!” You can donate to the Feeding America website while enjoying the “Parks and Recreation,” special.

Even the 2000s favorite  “Lizzie Mcguire,” and 80s classic “Back to the Future,” casts have hopped on the popular trend. According to an article by Dory Jackson in Us Magazine, “Hilary Duff joined Lalaine, Adam Lamberg, Hallie Todd, Robert Carradine, Jake Thomas, and more of her Lizzie McGuire’ co-stars for a virtual table read in May 2020. Together they relived the tween series — complete with Duff’s animated alter ego from the show. It was [the first] time they were all “together” in 18 years,” 

Television shows and movies bring back amazing memories and boost our morale. During an unfortunate time, we get to see a glimpse of our favorite celebrities experiencing the same feelings we are, which is missing our friends. It makes us feel like we are really in this all together. Many television shows and movies are uploading their Zoom call experiences online. Go check them out!