American Actor Rick Hoffman Stars in Air New
Zealand's Latest Safety Video
The American Actor Rick Hoffman stars in Air New Zealand's
video, which will be launched tomorrow.
Hoffman plays a lawyer in the rugby-themed video
alongside a star-studded Kiwi cast which features several All
Blacks including Head Coach Steve Hansen and Captain Kieran Read,
actor Cliff Curtis, Former Black Ferns Captain Fiao'o Fa'amausili
and members of the renowned 1987 All Blacks squad, along with
former Wallabies Captain George Gregan.
The actor first visited New Zealand in 2017 and
took to Twitter praising the airline as being "by far the most
accommodating" airline in the world, and "insisting" on being Air
New Zealand's next spokesperson.
Hoffman says Air New Zealand's reputation for
making engaging safety videos was a huge draw card to being
"Air New Zealand is renowned for its safety
videos and for risk taking and creativity. People want to see
something fun onboard and Air New Zealand just has so much fun. Kiwis are the nicest, friendliest, most
laid-back crew. Air New Zealand has the most human customer
service I've ever experienced - they're incredible," Hoffman said.
The actor has been overt about his love for New
Zealand in media and social media.
"It's a love affair with New Zealand. It's
incredible - the food is amazing and the people are amazing. It's
the way it should be everywhere. I eventually plan on living there
- not illegally but maybe becoming a resident somehow," he said.
Air New Zealand General Manager Global Brand &
Content Marketing Jodi Williams, said, "Rick's on and offscreen personality is
infectious and goes hand in hand with the character of our
tongue-in-cheek safety videos. He was fantastic to have on set and
we had so much fun teaching him the ‘Kiwi' way of doing things."