Apple TV+ 'Ted Lasso' cast to visit White House to promote mental health
Jason Sudeikis and the cast behind the Apple TV+ hit comedy "Ted Lasso" will be meeting President Joe Biden and First Lady Jill Biden on Monday, to promote mental health and well-being.
Announced late on Sunday, the visit will see the on-screen stars of the celebrated sports comedy show from Apple's streaming video service paying a visit to the White House. The meeting will involve a discussion between the cast and the Bidens about "the importance of addressing your mental health to promote overall wellbeing."
The announcement was initially promoted by the U.S. President's Instagram account, which shows the famous "Believe" sign taped above the doorway into the Oval Office. The social posting also said "Tomorrow," pointing to a Monday event shortly before Apple officially confirmed the meeting.
Tomorrow. pic.twitter.com/XPNAfqnzEj— President Biden (@POTUS) March 19, 2023
According to Apple's statement, the show "has inspired the world through its universal themes around optimism, kindness, and determination, and the Lasso philosophy to believe'."
Outside the broad theme of mental health and wellness, it is unclear what specifically will be raised during the meeting, but information will be released via White House social media accounts afterward.
Aside from the Bidens and Sudeikis, other cast members paying the visit include Kola Bokinni, Phil Dunster, Cristo Fernandez, Brett Goldstein, Billy Harris, Brendan Hunt, Toheeb Jimoh, James Lance, Jeremy Swift, and Hannah Waddingham.
Apple has started streaming the third and most probably final season of "Ted Lasso," with episodes debuting weekly until May 31, 2023.