John Krasinski Has Big Surprises for 2020 Grads

Oprah, Malala, Jon Stewart, and Spielberg answer their questions
By Newser Editors,  Newser Staff
Posted May 4, 2020 7:54 AM CDT

John Krasinski keeps churning out his popular "Some Good News" videos amid the pandemic, and his latest one has yet another impressive roster of big-name cameos. The new video has a graduation theme for members of the Class of 2020 who are missing out on formal ceremonies, reports Yahoo Entertainment. To compensate, Krasinski brings in graduates to ask questions of the likes of Oprah, Jon Stewart, Steven Spielberg, and Malala Yousafzai. And that's not even mentioning the weather report from Ryan Reynolds and a good-deed re-enactment by Samuel L. Jackson, notes the Hollywood Reporter.

Oprah, for one, recalled how a demotion early in her career seemed like a huge setback at the time. Now, of course, she sees it differently. "This is my favorite moment in life," she said. "That when it’s really dark and dreary on the ground, and then you get on the plane, and within three minutes you shoot above the clouds and you see the sun was always there." Stewart had to follow her, which he duly noted. "The person on Mr. Krasinski’s show before you, their question was answered by Oprah," he said, per Vulture. "So I think it’s clear, sometimes in life, you’re gonna get the short end of the stick." He added: "You’re about to enter a world where no one’s grading you, there’s none of those things that are going to be going on. Stop completing things, and start living them." (More John Krasinski stories.)

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