Have you seen Maroon 5’s newest video for “One More Night” yet? MTV News was lucky to have frontman Adam Levine and lead guitarist James Valentine stop by to premiere the clip on MTV during “MTV First: Maroon 5″ on Monday, during which we learned that, from the band’s point of view, love is battlefield. Or a boxing match, rather.
The concept for “One More Night” was dreamed up by Levine and directed by “Friday Night Lights” and “Battleship” director Peter Berg. It revolves around a boxer dealing with the pressures of providing for and being there for his young wife and baby. The young wife in this case is played by the lovely Minka Kelly, who worked with Berg on “Friday Night Lights.” Although Levine and Kelly look every bit a happy couple at the beginning of the video, their romance is not of the fairy-tale variety.
“Minka was kind enough to make an appearance. That was pretty sweet,” Levine said of the actress’ involvement. “She plays my wife who leaves me.” Spoiler alert, Adam! Luckily for everyone involved, the story behind getting Kelly to sign onto the project was a much happier tale than that of the two characters Levine and Kelly play in the video. It was as easy as picking up the phone and making a call.
“She’s great,” Levine said of Kelly. “The [story behind her involvement] was Pete reaching out to her and saying, ’Hey, do you want to do this?’ and her saying ’Yes,’ and us saying, ’Thank you!’ ” Levine explained, before giving her a full-on shout-out. “Thank you, Minka Kelly, for doing our video!”
In addition to her work in the cult hit “Friday Night Lights,” Kelly has continued to appear on TV and in film with roles on “Parenthood” and the rebooted “Charlie’s Angels,” as well as on the big screen in “The Roommate” and a bit part in “(500) Days of Summer.” Next up for Kelly is the rumored role of a young Jackie Kennedy in the upcoming ensemble “The Butler” alongside Forest Whitaker, Oprah Winfrey, Matthew McConaughey, John Cusack, Alan Rickman, Jane Fonda, Cuba Gooding Jr. and Lenny Kravitz.
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