Posted by Shirley Brady on August 19, 2010 12:00 PM
The video above, shot on the set of Roger Federer's new commercial for Gillette Fusion in the U.K., has attracted more than 2 million views on YouTube for a simple reason — nobody's sure if it's real or faked. Federer, whose last U.K. spot for the brand showed off his wizardry as an all-around athlete, knocks an empty water bottle off a crew member's head (twice) with blazing speed.
Gillette isn't saying if it's real or a digital trick. A spokeswoman tells Mashable, "All we’ll say at the moment is we’ll leave the ‘real or fake’ debate up to the viewers, but the evidence is there to see. Roger’s skill and ability is incredible (that’s why he’s a Gillette ambassador!) so of course it was filmed in one take during a shoot for Gillette Fusion’s partnership with the British Skin Foundation."
We have our theory; what's yours?