Band enlist comic actors to parody them in the promo for 'Hopeless Wanderer'
Mumford and Sons have enlisted a cast of comic actors to parody them in the video for their track ‘Hopeless Wanderer’ – watch it above.
Former Saturday Night Live cast members Jason Sudeikis and Will Forte star as Marcus Mumford and Ted Dwane respectively, Arrested Development and 30 Rock’s Jason Bateman plays Winston Marshall and The Office‘s Ed Helms plays Ben Lovett.
“A massive pair of thumbs-up to Sam Jones for directing and his cast of young budding actors. We’re sure they all have bright futures ahead of them,” the band joked in a statement on their website.
Mumford & Sons recently said they get frustrated at reverse class snobbery in England. The band, who headlined the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury before a massive show at London’s Olympic Park last month, said they enjoy being in America because it is less class-orientated than their home country.
“We’re not the first band who went to public school,” bassist Ted Dwane said. “I think it’s unfair to hammer anyone for anything.”
Banjo player Winston Marshall added: “Class is a big issue here [in England]. And some people get picked on more than others. I think we probably do. I mean, it doesn’t help that we wear waistcoats and tweed the whole time. But there is a reverse snobbiness in England towards that sort of stuff. And I think that’s one of the reasons we really enjoy America, ‘cos there we’re classless.”
Shortly before their Glastonbury slot, Dwane had surgery for a blood clot which led to the group being forced to cancel a string of US dates.