Albert Einstein plays Lady Gaga

Earlier this week National Geographic played a teaser for Genius with Geoffrey Rush as Albert Einstein.

Cleverly it has Einstein playing “Bad Romance” by Lady Gaga. Love it….

The new spot featuring Geoffrey Rush as Einstein was shot in Prague earlier this week and was created for National Geographic by ad agency McCann New York. The ad opens with Einstein in his study, picking up a violin, tapping into his well-known passion for playing Bach and Mozart. As the spot continues, Einstein starts playing a frenzied sonata which viewers will recognise as Lady Gaga’s hit song “Bad Romance”. The song “Bad Romance” subtly teases Einstein’s little-known lothario ways. Einstein once said, “Lasting harmony with a woman [was] an undertaking in which I twice failed rather disgracefully.”

The Australian premiere date for Genius has also been confirmed for Monday, April 24. Genius charts how Albert Einstein, an imaginative, rebellious patent clerk who struggled to land an academic post in his early years, went on to become the greatest scientific mind of the 20th century, all while juggling volatile, passionate and complex personal relationships. Ron Howard makes his prime-time television drama directorial debut with the series premiere episode.

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