Hollywood stars reveal their inner most secrets

October 8, 2014
What do Mississippi, fine-dining, the French language and Clint Eastwood have in common? A more random collection of things you couldn't possibly hope to find, but they're all connected by the fact that Morgan Freeman is a fan of them. According to the video above, Freeman is also a fan of New York City, Nelson Mandela, St Jude's Children's Hospital in Memphis and the Mandarin Oriental. Now, the final two things on that list are perhaps the most important, as the video is actually commissioned by the famous luxury hotel chain, and as a gesture of thanks to the star for participating, the Oriental made a donation to the charity. Such is the aura of quiet confidence and wisdom exuded from the Academy Award-winning actor, that pretty much whatever Morgan Freeman says sounds like indisputable fact, which is exactly why we reckon this campaign works so well. But it's not just Morgan Freeman who claims to be a fan of the Mandarin Oriental. In fact, he's one of an impressive roster of 28 well-known stars, including the likes of ballerina Darcey Bussell, opera singer Cecilia Bartoli and actors Dame Helen Mirren, Liam Neeson, Kevin Spacey and the newest addition to the campaign, Lucy Liu. [gallery link="none" ids="9116,9114,9113,9117,9115,9108"] The majority of the celebrities have made videos of their own where they reveal what they're fans of and the charities of their choice. You can see all of the photos and videos on the Mandarin Oriental website, but if you don't have time to spend half an hour watching videos, here are a few interesting nuggets of information we thought you might like: Kevin Spacey is a fan of Bill Clinton and the works of William Shakespeare; Liam Neeson is a fan of a good long walk, fly-fishing and good manners; Dame Helen Mirren is a fan of platform heels, Russell Brand and 'being a bad-ass'; and they're all fans of the Mandarin Oriental - as long as it's making a donation to their favourite charity, of course. Details: visit Madarinoriental.com