Where Have You Seen The Actress In The Wonka Randoms Ad Before? Hint: On Your TV Screen
That driver asking for directions from the unintentionally unhelpful man with nothing but gummy candy on the brain in the Wonka Randoms advertisement looks crazy-familiar, yeah? That isn't your mind pranking you, my friend. So, where have we TV-watching folk seen her before? Well, if you're a Project Runway fan, she's popped up during this Red Robinny season's commercial breaks: Currently, actress Melanie Paxson is in, like, 75 (rough estimate) Red Robin commercials.
(P.S. Was I alone in my disappointment when Tim Gunn revealed that the PR Red Robin challenge would not be something along the lines of constructing day-to-night wear out of Bottomless Steak Fries and vinyl from old booths? Sigh, there's always the unconventional materials challenge.)
In addition to the seemingly never-ending list of commercials, she has guest starred in a number of TV shows (including Masters of Sex, American Dad!, True Jackson VP, and CSI) and she's been in a few movies. You might remember Paxson as Dolly, Walt Disney’s (Tom Hanks) secretary, in 2013’s Saving Mr. Banks.
Did she ever find Park Street? We may never know. (My guess: She plugged the directions into Google Translate and it translated them from Wonka Randomish to English.)
Image: Wonka Candy/iSpot.tv