Organisation - January 15, 2015

'Fortunately I don't say anything weird'

Text:
Roelof Kleis

Who? Lennart Suselbeek
What? Education contact person for PE&RC Graduate School
Why? Appears for one second in an ad for Aegon

Is it really you?
‘Yes, it is. The ad was filmed more than two years ago and was broadcast on the TV back at around this time of year then too. It seems they’ve dusted it off and are showing it again. Various people have already seen me. Though I haven’t as I don’t watch much TV.’  

How did you get involved in the world of advertising?
‘It was random chance. I was walking the dog in my neighbourhood when a van stopped and I was called over. I thought they wanted directions but it turned out they were looking for extras for that TV ad. All I had to do was stand in front of my house, say a couple of sentences and answer a couple of questions.’  

And what did you get for that?
‘I was paid a small fee, 100 euros I believe. All rather amusing, of course. Of course I didn’t realize they would still be using the clip two years later. But I don’t mind. Fortunately I don’t say anything weird. Incidentally, there are other Wageningen people in that clip too. One of the ads was filmed in the De Bongerd swimming pool.’