How Jimmy Fallon's Family Really Felt About Being In A Fritos Ad

Comedian, TV personality, and actor Jimmy Fallon loves the limelight, especially when he gets to be the center of attention and make people laugh. Known for his role as "The Tonight Show" host and his time on "Saturday Night Live," Fallon is used to being in front of the camera.

When opportunity struck for Fallon and his family to appear in a Fritos advertisement, the comic had his doubts about the opportunity. You may think that someone who is used to always being front and center on TV would want to share the magic with his family, but Fallon was hesitant. And his concern wasn't that he's a protective parent and wants to protect their identity. No, it was because he wasn't sure his kids would be able to act! He told People in an interview, "They're not actor kids. I don't know if they're going to be good, this might waste everyone's time."

So with all Fallon's hesitancy and concern, what made him change his mind and say yes to the Frito-Lay "Share More Joy" campaign?

Fallon wife encouraged him to do the commercial

As it turns out, it was Jimmy Fallon's producer wife, Nancy Juvonen, who encouraged him to consider the opportunity. Fallon asked her what she thought about their kids being on camera, and she told him, "I think you gotta, the kids are cute." And not only did she think the kids should get a chance on camera, but she wanted to participate, too. "If the kids are doing it, I'm going to do it too, so let's just do it as a family," she said.

After that conversation with his wife, Fallon decided that filming a commercial with his family could be a positive and entertaining experience. And if you're wondering about his worries about his children not being actors, well, Fallon realized pretty quickly he was overthinking and needed to just let loose. He told People, "They were good actors. My girls got a good laugh." If you're curious about watching the Frito Lay commercial — where Fallon acts out 10 distinct family members to the music of "It's The Most Wonderful Time of the Year" — you just have to tune in to Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade.