Jamie Dornan defends Gal Gadot’s ‘cringey’ star-studded Imagine cover amid coronavirus crisis – The Sun

JAMIE Dornan defends Gal Gadot's "cringey" star-studded Imagine cover amid the coronavirus pandemic.

The Wonder Woman actress, 34, recruited a list of A-list stars such as Jamie, Mark Ruffalo, Kristen Wigg and Will Ferrell to sing a cover of John Lennon's Imagine.

Gal hoped it would unite the world under a shared message of hope – and it did, as legions of fans joined together to slam the celebs for the "unhelpful" video.

Jamie Dornan revealed he was recruited for the video by Kriten Wiig – who he co-starred in upcoming film Barb and Star Go to Vista Del Mar with – but says Gal was "trying to do a good thing".

Speaking on the Tea With Me podcast, the 37-year-old said: "Kristen and I did a movie together last summer that's meant to be coming out on July 31 but who knows what will happen.

"We got on brilliantly. I would do anything for her – that's how highly I think of her. I was the biggest fan of her before anyway.

"Not being on social media, I wasn't aware of the reaction – but was made aware by mates.

"Kristen texted, 'Gal and I are trying to organise this thing to lift spirits.'

"So I was like: 'Of course I'll do it'. Then she texted days later saying, 'Sorry'."

Jamie said he filmed his segment on the toilet "to make it normal" but the other celebrities didn't make such considerations.

But he does insist  Gal was "trying to do a good thing".

He continues: "I literally did mine in the toilet of my house. Quite clearly, some people had escaped to their second home.

"There's too much acreage in the background, too many beautiful trees swaying in the background, clearly in front of an ocean, that sort of craic. I was quite aware that whenever I was doing it, to make it normal."

While some people loved the video, several others criticised her saying she and the other celebrities should donate money in order to really help the current crisis.

Addressing her 36.8 million followers on Instagram, the Wonder Woman star said: "Hey guys. Day six in self-quarantine and I've gotta say that these past few days got me feeling a bit philosophical.

"This virus had affected the entire world, everyone. It doesn't matter who you are or where you're from, we're all in this together."

Gal continued: "I ran into this video of this Italian guy playing the trumpet on his balcony to all the other people who are locked inside their homes and he was playing Imagine and there was something so powerful and pure about this video, and it goes like this…"

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