That Taylor Swift sure knows how to write ridiculously catchy tunes. The VMA performer’s new record-breaking single, “We Are Never Ever Getting Back Together,” is nearly impossible to get out of your head, and its corresponding video is equally enthralling.
In addition to being delighted by the clip’s lighthearted and whimsical tone, one of the most enjoyable elements is Taylor’s tall, dark and hot “ex” in the video, played by model-turned-actor Noah Mills. MTV News was lucky enough to snag a sit-down interview with Noah recently to
get lost in his eyes get the goods on his experience shooting the vid.
“When I met her and then [director Declan Whitebloom], they very much have this [shorthand]. They like to keep it light and jokey,” he explained. “It’s really smart, really witty and really quick. It was one take for the whole video, and then they had the band in those animal outfits which they were stoked about. They pitched the idea, and I understood it. The inspiration is pretty obvious.”
When asked for his opinion on the quick costume changes that Swift described, Noah admitted that he had it easier because all he had to do was change shirts. And not only that, but he has plenty of experience with the quick-change trick, thanks to his work in fashion shows.
“Yeah, they kept bringing that up: ’This is like backstage at a runway show, right?’ And yeah, there are some similarities,” he said.
Noah went on to say that he enjoyed getting into character via Taylor’s always-descriptive lyrics. For example, Taylor sings, “And you would hide away and find your peace of mind with some indie record that’s much cooler than mine.”
“You hear what the lyrics are saying and think, ’Okay, if you’re talking about this album you’re listening to that’s cooler than mine, I know that I’m listening to some album and subliminally sending some messages that I’m not in love with your music,’ so you pick that up and as the character you play it,” Noah explained.
Seriously, how cute is he? For further proof, check out Noah’s tongue-in-cheek plea to Taylor for an invite to be her VMA escort.
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