The song was from Swift’s Music Vault, meaning it was not included in the album’s original songlist. To help bring the song to life, country music star Chris Stapleton sang on the track, Blake Lively led the project, and actor Miles Teller was cast as the lead male role.
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Miles Teller is the male protagonist while his real wife, Keleigh, is also featured in the video. Lively directed while Swift and Lively wrote the project.
The Grammy winner directed and wrote the 10-minute video. Actors Dylan O’Brien and Sadie Sink played the doomed couple who were said to have been inspired by Swift’s romance with actor Jake Gyllenhaal.
The action-packed clip was filled with top celebrities including Lena Dunham, Gigi Hadid, Hayley Williams, Kendrick Lamar, Hailee Steinfeld, Cara Delevingne, Karlie Kloss, Serayah, Hailee Steinfeld, Ellie Goulding, Martha Hunt, Zendaya, Lily Aldridge, Jessica Alba, Mariska Hargitay, Ellen Pompeo and Cindy Crawford
This LGBTQ anthem featured major stars such as Adam Lambert, Ellen DeGeneres, the cast of “Queer Eye”, Lively’s husband Ryan Reynolds, RuPaul, Laverne Cox, Chester Lockhart, Hayley Kiyoko, Ciara, Jesse Tyler Ferguson and her real husband Justin. Mikita, Adam Rippon, Todrick Hall, Dexter Mayfield, Hannah Hart, Billy Porter and Katy Perry.
Panic! At The Disco, singer Brendon Urie performed a duet with Swift and danced in the video.
Ed Sheeran and Future, who sing and rap on the song, made a cameo appearance in the video.
Actor Scott Eastwood played Swift’s love interest.
Reeve Carney, who is best known for playing Peter Parker / Spider-Man in “Spider-Man: Turn Off the Dark “on Broadway, played his love.
“Hannah Montana: The Movie” star Lucas Till was introduced as Swift’s love interest in the video.
“Friday Night Lights” alum Zach Gilford played the singer’s love interest.
Musician Tyler Hilton has been cast as Swift’s love interest.
Swift re-recorded her first six albums because her original Masters were sold by her old label, Big Machine Records, and she wanted to create new Masters that she could own on her own.
“Red (Taylor’s Version)” was released Friday with 30 songs in total, including duets with Ed Sheeran, Chris Stapleton and Phoebe Bridgers.
“I’m starting to look back on this music and just see music and see art and see experiences that I’ve had at concerts,” Swift told The Associated Press of the re-recording of his music. “It was mine and now it’s really shared between me and the fans and that’s what I really took away from that experience.”
She previously reissued “Fearless (Taylor’s Version)” in April 2021.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.