In her new music video, “You Belong With Me,” Taylor Swift sets out to prove that the dorky, nice girl will always win in the game of love against the pretty, sexy cheerleader. Of course, it doesn’t hurt when you get to play both roles and both those roles are fighting over [url id=”http://newsroom.mtv.com/2009/04/23/miley-cyrus-loans-out-another-boyfriend-to-taylor-swift/”]”Hannah Montana: The Movie” hottie Lucas Till.[/url]
“[He] plays my love interest in the video, and he does such a great job,” Swift said about working with the up-and-coming actor. “He’s absolutely perfect for the part and really fun to be around, too.”
In the video — the song is from her chart-topping Fearless LP — Till plays not only her hunky next door neighbor, but also a football player. The video was shot at the Pope John Paul II High School in Hendersonville, Tennessee, where Swift lives and her younger brother goes to school. “It’s been a really fun two days to shoot this video,” she added. “[Till] was recently in the ’Hannah Montana’ movie and I met him about a year back and just kind of reached out and was like, ’Hey, want to be in the video?’ And he accepted and I’m just really happy to have him in the video.”
The video’s plot, which Swift describes as “charming,” finds the singer reveling in the roles of playing “the popular girl” and “the nerd, who is pining away for this guy that she can’t have.” Not to ruin it for anyone, but the nerd wins out.
“This song is basically about wanting someone who is with this girl who doesn’t appreciate him at all,” Swift said. “Basically like ’girl-next-door-itis.’ You like this guy who you have for your whole life, and you know him better than she does but somehow the popular girl gets the guy every time.”
Well, Taylor, not this time.