Lewis Capaldi wants Netflix to 'fire' advertising team after Liz Truss billboard mix-up
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Lewis Capaldi has joked that Netflix should ‘fire’ those in charge of promoting his new documentary after hilarious Liz Truss billboards popped up yesterday (Tuesday 28 March).
Capaldi’s new Netflix documentary How I'm Feeling Now is an ‘all-access’ film following a year in the singer’s life as he ‘tries to balance his fame with his desire for normalcy, while also dealing with the pressure to somehow eclipse his wildly successful first album amid increasingly difficult mental health issues’.
A synopsis from the streamer says: "This intimate, all-access documentary chronicles Lewis Capaldi's journey from ambitious teen with a viral performance to Grammy-nominated pop star."
Ahead of the documentary’s release next month, a number of billboards have appeared in the capital to promote the project – but there’s a bit of an issue.
You see, instead of blowing up Capaldi’s beautiful face on the big screen, an image of none other than former prime minister Liz Truss has been used.
Capaldi took to Twitter yesterday to jokingly share his rage at the faux mix-up, writing: "Ffs. Whoever is in charge of the billboards at Netflix needs firing."
Many fans found the amusing marketing stunt hilarious, with one writing: “This might be the best thing I’ve seen today.”
Someone else said: “That's definitely a glow up, man... Kinda jealous."
Another quipped: "Lewis! When did you get a makeover? Absolutely stunning."
Sharing similar billboards they’d clocked in central London, someone else wrote: “Saw it yesterday in Soho too!”
Another said: “I spotted it today as well.”
Speaking to Netflix fan site Tudum, Capaldi said he hopes the new film will give fans more insight to who he really is beyond the fame.
“Initially I was very hesitant when it came to this documentary,” he said.
“I think I'm seen as someone who is very open, honest and forthcoming with information about themselves because of how I am on social media, in interviews or on stage. But in fact, there's quite a lot I like to keep to myself.”
He added: “The thing about documentary is, you’re given a bit more leeway to talk about [your life] that’s not going to be sensationalized or taken out of context. I was nervous, and still am.”
How I'm Feeling Now will be available to stream on Netflix from 5 April.
Featured Image Credit: Shutterstock/Tom Bowles/Story Picture Agency/Twitter/@lewiscapaldi
Topics: Lewis Capaldi, Documentaries, TV and Film, Netflix