Blake Lively, actor and close friend of Taylor Swift, has made her directorial debut with the music video for Swift and Chris Stapleton’s I Bet You Think About Me.
The visual accompaniment, released Monday (Nov 15) morning, stars real-life spouses Keleigh Sperry and Miles Teller as a bride and groom at a lavish wedding upon which Swift wreaks havoc. The surprise video dropped a day after the Grammy winner teased her collaboration with Lively, who also shared a brief clip from the project Sunday.
“I finally got to work with the brilliant, brave, & wickedly funny @blakelively on her directorial debut,” Swift tweeted over the weekend. “Join us as we raise a toast, and a little hell.”
In the music video, a lady in red (Swift) appears to crash the extravagant nuptials of a former flame from a wealthy family who has since moved on from their relationship — or has he? While Teller’s character strives to enjoy the ceremony, he can’t help but become distracted as the singer schemes with the child guests, delivers a crowd-pleasing speech and ruins his wedding cake.
“You grew up in a silver-spoon, gated community/Glamorous, shiny, bright Beverly Hills/I was raised on a farm, no it wasn’t a mansion/Just livin’ room dancin’ and kitchen table bills,” Swift sings on the track.
“But you know what they say/You can’t help who you fall for/And you and I fell like an early spring snow/But reality crept in, you said we’re too different/You laughed at my dreams, rolled your eyes at my jokes.”
I Bet You Think About Me is one of several songs on Swift’s brand-new re-imagining of Red that previously ended up on the cutting-room floor when her fourth studio album debuted in 2012. It’s also one of a handful of high-profile collabs on the record, which features Stapleton, Phoebe Bridgers, Ed Sheeran and Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol.
Whiplash actor Teller is the latest Hollywood star to appear in a visual accompaniment for Red (Taylor’s Version). Last week, Swift released a short film set to the 10-minute tune of All Too Well, starring Stranger Things actor Sadie Sink and Teen Wolf alum Dylan O’Brien.
“But now that we’re done and it’s over/I bet you couldn’t believe,” Swift sings in the I Bet You Think About Me video before devouring a sizable chunk of a massive, red-velvet wedding cake.
“When you realised I’m harder to forget than I was to leave/ And I bet you think about me.” – Los Angeles Times/Tribune News Service