Katy Perry and Diego Luna are falling in and out of love in the Floria Sigismondi-directed clip for Perry’s track “The One That Got Away,” which debuts Friday (November 11). Perry’s casting of the Mexican movie star hardly marks the first time that pop has solicited a big-name actor for the lead in a music video. Some of the biggest A-listers in La La Land have done their time in the world of music videos.
The new millennium has seen many a star play supporting roles in some of the biggest love-story-based videos to hit the streets in the last decade. In honor of Luna and Perry’s hookup for her video, we’re shouting out some of the most memorable video love affairs to grace our small screens in recent history.
Jennifer Love Hewitt and Enrique Iglesias in “Hero,” featuring Mickey Rourke
In the cinematic 2001 clip, Hewitt and [artist id=”508982″]Iglesias[/artist] play runaway lovers who happen to steal some cash from the wrong guy, played by Rourke. He follows the star-crossed bandits to a highway, where he confronts them, and one of them meets a terrible fate.
Stephen Dorff and Britney Spears in “Everytime”
Back in 2004, [artist id=”501686″]Spears[/artist] documented the perils of life and romance in the public eye in this somewhat dark clip that features Dorff as her boyfriend. The video caused some controversy back then because Spears appears to drown in a bathtub (by choice? by accident?) in it, much to the dismay of Dorff’s character, who tirelessly tries to revive her.
Scarlett Johansson and Justin Timberlake in “What Goes Around … Comes Around”
In 2007, ScarJo may have had [artist id=”1231683″]Justin[/artist]’s heart in this video, but she wanted a piece of everyone else’s as well. In the end, their relationship couldn’t sustain all that strife and things end quite tragically for one Ms. Johansson.
Miley Cyrus and Kevin Zegers in Rock Mafia’s “The Big Bang”
In 2010, [artist id=”2408193″]Miley[/artist] hooked up with onetime “Gossip Girl” star Kevin Zegers to weave together a love story that takes place perhaps only in Zegers’ mind. As an apparition, Cyrus haunts Zegers, reminding him of the great love they once shared.
Dominic Monaghan and Megan Fox in Eminem and Rihanna’s “Love the Way You Lie”
Sexy, dark and dangerous sums up the love affair between the former “Lost” star and the action heroine in this 2010 video. Heavily inspired by the lyrics of the track, the video looks at a relationship driven by violence.
What video couple is your favorite? Tell us in the comments!