WATCH: Actress Blake Lively makes directorial debut with Taylor Swift music video


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."

Real life BFF Blake Lively (left) and Taylor Swift. Photos: Handout and ReutersReal life BFF Blake Lively (left) and Taylor Swift. Photos: Handout and Reuters

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

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