With Super Bowl XLIX just around the corner, everyone is gearing up in their own unique way to see the big game. This includes some of Hollywood’s biggest celebrities, many of whom are avid sports fans when they’re not on camera.
The game is a battle between the East Coast and the West Coast as the New England Patriots face off against the Seattle Seahawks to win it all in 2015. That’s left many in the film and TV industry split down the middle of fandom. Some celebrities are significantly more vocal than others, especially on social media. While you watch the game, below is a list of the 10 Twitter accounts you should follow for updates during the game.
Joel McHale (@joelmchale)
The “Community” and “The Soup” funnyman is a big sports fan. He’s got ties to the city of Seattle and is not keeping his allegiance in the game a secret. He’s tweeted several photos of himself in Seahawks gear getting ready for the big game in Arizona. It’s very likely that he’ll be dropping some live coverage to Twitter during the big game as his beloved West Coast team goes up against the Patriots.
Kevin Hart (@KevinHart4real)
The funnyman has been going bonkers on Twitter about his excitement for the big game. Although he’s a self-proclaimed Eagles fan, he’s likely to be sending out some funny commentary as he watches the two teams battle it out live with the rest of us.
Why are these two being billed together? The simple answer is that both have equally high stakes riding on the game. When the playoffs were over, the “Captain America” star tweeted his “Guardians of the Galaxy” friend Pratt, who is a noted Seahawks fan, some taunting messages. After some back and forth, the two made a little gentleman’s bet – loser has to fly to the winner’s children’s hospital of choice dressed as their respective Marvel character. According to ABC News, if the Seahawks win, Evans will show up as the Captain at Seattle Children’s Hospital. If the Pats win, Pratt will have to go as Star Lord to Christopher’s Haven in Boston. These two are sure to be tweeting back and forth during the game.
John Krasinski (@johnkrasinski)
Even his character on “The Office” (Jim Halpert) was a big sports guy. Krasinski himself is a football fan and a staunch New England supporter. His Twitter account has been blowing up with all things Super Bowl XLIX. He’ll absolutely be watching the big game on Sunday and will likely have a lot of thoughts and feelings about the way the game goes, especially if his beloved Patriots start floundering.
Anna Faris (@AnnaKFaris)
The “Mom” actress is a big Seahawks fan and has been vocal about her support throughout the playoffs. If that wasn’t enough to get you to see what she has to say during the game, perhaps knowing that she is married to Chris Pratt might encourage you to give her a follow. After all, her husband has a pretty public bet riding on the outcome.
Katy Perry (@katyperry)
While the singer isn’t necessarily known for being a big sports fan, she will be performing at this year’s halftime show. It’s inevitable that her account will have something to say about the way the game is going on Sunday. She’s worth paying attention to as you root for your team in the Super Bowl, especially if there’s some kind of live disaster at the halftime show.
Ben Affleck (@BenAffleck)
The upcoming “Batman vs. Superman: Dawn of Justice” star revealed his not-so-surprising support for the New England Patriots during an interview with Brian Williams. When it was over, he tweeted his thoughts on the interview to his followers. It’s likely that he’ll continue to talk about this year’s matchup as he watches the game.
The rapper is a very big Seattle Seahawks fan. He’s been tweeting about the game for a while now and is one of the more vocal supporters of the team. Earlier on Saturday, the artist posted a shot of himself and his friends dressed in Seahawks blue with the caption “We’re ready for Arizona.”
Michael Chiklis (@MichaelChiklis)
This Patriots fan has been non-stop tweeting his support and excitement for his team, and it’s unlikely that this will stop during the game. Fans of the former “The Shield” star should check back with his feed to see all of his thoughts on what is sure to be a nail biting game.
Barack Obama (@Barack Obama)
Sure, the president of the United States isn’t technically a Hollywood celebrity, but he is an avid sports fan who will most likely be watching the game tomorrow night. Although he doesn’t always run his own Twitter account, it would be worth checking in with the POTUS on Twitter to see if he has anything final to say on the game. After all, President Obama has proven that he’s not above talking football.