Actress Milana Vayntrub might be best known as "the AT&T girl" or "Lily Adams" in AT&T television commercials. However, that's not all she had contributed to the production process.
Readers might remember the last time we reported on Vayntrub, after a number of false and misleading ads about her life were displayed online.
In a TikTok video posted by Vayntrub, it shows her on the set portraying Lily in an AT&T commercial. However, she is also seen doing double-duty as the ad's director.
'Day in the Life'
In the video, Vayntrub begins by introducing a "day in the life of directing and acting in an AT&T commercial."
After showing up to the set before sunrise, she takes a test for COVID-19. She gets a thumbs-up after the test. While the video was posted on Dec. 1, 2020, it appeared to have been recorded on Oct. 27.
"This is my breakfast and this is Torsten, who does my makeup," Vayntrub says. "He's a miracle worker cuz how do you DO that?"
She credited the other actor, Jorge Diaz, who was the other actor who walks by Lily in the AT&T television commercial. She also mentioned Kai Saul was the cinematographer.
Actor and Director
"Something malfunctions and then I also malfunction," she says, as a piece of equipment appears to be experiencing technical issues.
Vayntrub is then seen directing the AT&T television commercial before appearing as Lily.
"When I'm directing, at least at first, I like to see the shot. So I have a stand-in instead of me," she says as she watches a stand-in, who is wearing a mask and face shield.
She then tells the crew that she is ready to film: "Love it. Love it. Love it."
Finally, Vayntrub steps into the commercial as Lily while wearing her AT&T shirt and name tag.
"And then I set up shots like this," she says, showing a dolly. "This is a dolly shot so we lay down a track and this is what it looks like. The camera moves with the actor."
"The giggle was really sweet here so let's try that again," she tells Diaz. "And ... action."
Finally, the commercial has been shot. "That's a wrap!" The cast and crew cheers.
"There's so much I haven't shown you guys today, but here's my dog not liking a raspberry. And me, exhausted. Happy. Grateful. But exhausted."
It's unclear how many of the ads she has directed. However, the video appeared to indicate that it was not the first time she held the title.
On TikTok, commenters were surprised to learn that the "Lily" they've come to know over the years has also directed some of the ads.
"That's so cool you direct them too omg!!," said a commenter.
Julian Bass remarked: "Oh so YOU DIRECT EM HUH??? Top notch!!!" The comment had 224,000 likes.
Another commenter posted: "YO ITS THE LADY FROM THE AT&T COMMERCIAL HI."
Vayntrub responded to a handful of the comments, mainly thanking many of them for saying such kind things.
As of June 2021, AT&T television commercials airing in the United States continued to feature Vayntrub as Lily Adams aka "the AT&T girl."