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Keke Palmer's Sims Narration Is The Drama We Really Need

In the last few years, in part due to the COVID-19 pandemic, gaming rose from a relative niche interest to an absolutely enormous industry. In fact, in 2023, it's estimated that there will be more than 3 billion video game users worldwide. Nearly half of the world's population plays games, so of course a few celebrities are bound to count themselves among the gaming community. Recently more and more of the acting world's most famous faces have revealed they, too, turn on their console or PC when it's time to relax. 

Famous gamer Henry Cavill was a huge fan of "The Witcher" before being cast as Geralt, a role he left reportedly due to disagreements with direction. He even nearly missed a callback from "Man of Steel" director Zach Snyder because of "World of Warcraft." But he's just one of many celebrity gamers — Rapper T-Pain began a successful streaming career a few years ago and still plays games regularly, Post Malone plays "Call of Duty" and battle royales like "Apex Legends," and even Matthew Perry of "Friends" said that he played "Fallout" so often that he injured his hand.

Now, actress Keke Palmer has caused a stir in the gaming community as she revealed that not only does she play "The Sims" on the regular, but she also narrates her characters and what they're doing — and like the conversations every "Sims" fan has with themselves, it gets a little unhinged.

Keke Palmer asks for advice to fix a glitch and shows off her Sims world

Late millenials might know Keke Palmer from her work back in the 2000s and early 2010s when she starred in "Akeelah and the Bee" and Nickelodeon's "True Jackson, VP." More recently, the actress was front-and-center in Jordan Peele's horror "NOPE" and voiced Izzy Hawthorne in "Lightyear."

After a shocking glitch in "The Sims 4" that corrupted her character's textures, Palmer took to Instagram Live to ask for help. Advice went by the wayside as the hilarious actions of her buggy Sims became the center of attention. It was far from the only glitch Palmer saw during the brief stream, though. One Sim's head hilariously bugged out and only had "edges and no hair," nothing like the preview of the character in the bottom left of the screen. 

Palmer settled in quickly and, as if part of a Let's Play video, started narrating and reacting to her characters as they interacted with this bugged Sim. In one clip, we see one of Palmer's characters sit on a couch to get away. "She's like a horror movie," Palmer says, before suddenly the Sim appears in the doorway and barges in — cue scream. 

At a barbeque moments later in the clip, Palmer narrates a conversation a couple is having that gets interrupted by this unsettling presence. "I don't even know why I invited her over," Palmer narrates. It's always fun to see what celebrities do in their virtual worlds — especially when there are glitches aplenty.