Retired astronaut Nicole Stott joins four other women in Olay Super Bowl Commercial

By Shannon Sweeney — / Death Wish Coffee Blog

#MakeSpaceForWomen commercial will feature Nicole Stott and four other celebrities

We're going to see a few familiar faces during Super Bowl 54 commercials. 

The skincare brand Olay recently announced that five women will star in its second-ever Super Bowl commercial. That roster includes Taraji P. Henson, Katie Couric, Busy Phillipps, Lilly Singh, and our dear friend Nicole Stott — a retired astronaut.

From left to right, Nicole Stott, Lilly Singh, and Busy Philipps dressed in astronaut suits in Olay's Super Bowl spot

Stott has been on our podcast Fueled by Death Cast twice, and she played a huge role in getting Death Wish Coffee Co. to space in 2018, which ultimately led to us going back in 2019. We're so excited to see her in this commercial during the Super Bowl! (Let's be honest, the commercials are usually the best part.)

Many of the women have a history working with Olay in various advertisements, including Stott. The teaser trailer for the commercial, released earlier this week, shows Stott, Singh, and Phillips in space suits heading on a mission to outer space. Very fitting, if you ask me. Henson is on the ground at mission control, and Couric is shown documenting the event from an anchor chair (also fitting). 

Why are these women in space? The only way to find out is to watch the commercial on February 2, 2020.

"With ‘Make Space for Women,’ we loved combining a bit of wordplay with the very serious world of science and technology—a world, by the way, that continues to exclude women in large numbers,” Madonna Badger, chief creative officer at Badger & Winters, said in an interview. “We’re very excited to partner with Olay to help change that and thrilled to be working with so many talented women behind the camera.”

The teaser trailer ends with the hashtag #MakeSpaceForWomen. And when you use the hashtag during the Super Bowl and tag @OlaySkin, Olay will donate $1 (up to $500,000) to the women in STEM organization Girls Who Code.

The 30-second spot will air during the fourth ad break of the Super Bowl. 

Watch the teaser for the commercial below.  

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