But the “Breaking Bad” stars tell her the award would be worth more if she had gotten it for a leading drama role, instead of supporting comedy
After one too many bottles of wine and some online shopping, Julia Louis-Dreyfus finds herself needing fast cash to pay for an island. Enter “Barely Legal Pawn,” owned by “Breaking Bad” stars Bryan Cranston and Aaron Paul.
In a new video produced by Audi of America, sponsor of the upcoming 66th Primetime Emmy Awards, in the run-up to Monday’s ceremony, the three nominees team up for a reality-style spoof which sees Louis-Dreyfus stopping by a sketchy pawn shop owned by Buzz Jackson (Cranston) and Randy Jackson (Paul). She tries to unload her Emmy for Best Supporting Actress for “Seinfeld,” but it’s not clear if the Jacksons have any clue what they’re looking at.
“I know exactly what it is,” Buzz says to the camera. “But sometimes you gotta play dumb in this business to drive the price down.” Let the bargaining begin.
The Jacksons don’t seem to be too impressed with the fact that the trophy is in the supporting category – leading would have been better – or that it was awarded for a comedy — dramas would fetch more. After a while, Louis-Dreyfus decides her Emmy has sentimental value after all and takes it back.
When she forgets her keys, she heads back to the store, and discovers exactly why they call their place “Barely Legal Pawn.”
All three actors are nominated for Primetime Emmy Awards, which will be handed out on August 25.