Why Rainn Wilson says he is altering his title

As an alternative of defacing iconic artworks to deliver consideration to local weather change, actor Rainn Wilson is taking a stab at his title.

The “Weird” star and “The Office” alum reintroduced himself Thursday on Twitter with the title tag “Rainnfall Heat Wave Extreme Winter Wilson” in an effort to advertise the work of sustainability group Arctic Basecamp — scientists who say they’re “taking what we know about Arctic change to the most powerful audiences. In the call for a sustainable future.”

“We need world leaders to take action at COP 27!” Wilson tweeted, referencing the United Nations’ local weather convention that kicked off in Egypt earlier this week. “The Arctic is melting at Millions of Liters per second, yet this problem can’t seem to make a name for itself, so we’ll make a name for it.”

Within the video that got here with the tweet, and included a picture of the title tag, he mentioned, “Hi there, I’m Rainn Wilson — or should I say: Rain Fall Heat Wave Rising Sea Levels and We Have to Do Something About It Now Wilson? Sorry to get so dark, so quick.”

The sitcom star then added, “What happens in the Arctic doesn’t stay in the Arctic,” explaining that because the polar ice caps soften, “it drives up risks throughout the world, including extreme weather events that affect all of us.”

So, he mentioned, as “a cheap stunt to help save planet Earth,” he modified his moniker on Twitter, Instagram and his “fancy writing paper,” the place he confirmed followers that he edited his title on his stationery to say “Acid Rainn Kills Trees Wilson.”

He was unable to vary his precise Twitter show title, he mentioned, resulting from new proprietor Elon Musk’s momentary restriction of title modifications on verified accounts.

Wilson, 56, then described himself as an “Arctic Risk name changer, which is going to be a game changer,” according to the group’s newest promotional marketing campaign encouraging individuals to vary their names on social media to ship a message to world leaders and influencers about local weather change.

Wilson already did the work for a number of high-profile celebrities, together with Cardi B, Jack Black, Ty Burrell, Amy Poehler, Harrison Ford, Samuel L. Jackson and Leonardo DiCaprio. In his video, he dubbed them Cardi the Arctic B Melting, Jack Black Carbon Is Killing Us, Ty-Phoons Are Rising Burrell, Amy Poehler Bears Are Endangered, Harrison Why Not Drive an Electrical? Ford, Samuel Earth Is Getting Scorching as L. Jackson and Leonardo Di-Polar Ice Caprio Are Melting.

He additionally linked to a useful title generator offered by Arctic Danger, then swiped at new Twitter owner Musk for suspending individuals from altering their profile names on the platform after a number of celebrities criticized Musk by altering their names to his earlier this week and tweeting as in the event that they have been him.

Twitter’s verification page says the restrictions on display-name modifications are momentary and wanted “to minimize impersonation risks.”

One title Wilson didn’t try to vary was that of his “Office” alter ego, Dwight Schrute.

Wilson made headlines just lately whereas selling his newest movie, “Weird: The Al Yankovic Story,” as a result of he mentioned that he doesn’t need to be remembered solely for taking part in Schrute, assistant to the regional supervisor on “The Office.”

“Obviously most people know me from ‘The Office,’ and they always will, and that’ll be on my tombstone,” he just lately advised Collider. “But I did dozens and dozens of roles before I played Dwight. I’ve played dozens of roles after Dwight.”

Wilson mentioned that his favourite position — and the one he hopes his followers bear in mind him for — is that of regular-guy-turned-superhero Frank Darbo within the 2010 motion comedy “Super,” directed by James Gunn.

“We shot that super quick in Shreveport, scenic Shreveport, Louisiana,” he mentioned. “But I think the combination of humor, darkness, tragedy, insane imagination, my brain gets touched by the finger of God. I think it’s an extraordinary work, and I’m really proud to have been a part of it,” he mentioned.