Joseph Kahn took to his Twitter account over the weekend to announce that he had finished his video for Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie,” but he neglected to mention the bigger news about the video. It was up to an enterprising photographer to confirm the rumored appearance of Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan in the clip.
Photos taken on Friday by On Location News show the actors shooting a scene and sharing a drink on the roof of a liquor store in downtown Los Angeles. In the pics, Fox and Monaghan can be seen sitting in a pair of lawn chairs, laughing and kissing. Monaghan’s character, who is dressed in a ratty army jacket, is clutching a bottle of vodka, while Fox’s character wears a short skirt and black combat boots.
On Location also speculated that the “injury of some kind” on Fox’s elbow “is probably fake and for her character” and that, in addition to the scene on top of the liquor store, Fox and Monaghan also filmed inside the store and at “a seedy dive bar next door.”
According to Kahn, the “Love the Way You Lie” video will premiere sometime this week. It’s perfect timing, especially considering that the song currently holds the #1 spot on Billboard’s Hot 100 chart (ending the six-week reign of Katy Perry’s “California Gurls”), and that, for the fourth consecutive week, Em’s Recovery album sits at #1 on the Top 200.
Do you think Megan Fox and Dominic Monaghan are the right stars to illustrate “Love the Way You Lie”? Who else would you cast? Talk about it in the comments.