Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" Video Finally Drops At The VMAs & Scott Eastwood Is Every Bit As Dreamy As Expected
We may have waited until the final hour to find out what the 2015 VMAs had in store for us (seriously, how could you make us wait so long to find out Kanye West is this year's Video Vanguard? So rude), but the glorious moment is finally here: Taylor Swift's "Wildest Dreams" video premiered at the VMAs and it's everything I ever hoped it would be. Featuring a brunette Swift and utterly dreamy Scott Eastwood, the video is exotic and '50s-inspired, with more than a passing reference to Elizabeth Taylor and Richard Burton. Granted, I'm a Taylor fangirl (me and the rest of the internet), so this could have been a video of her two cats Meredith Grey and Olivia Benson sleeping and I probably would have bowed down.
That too-personal confession shouldn't take away from the fact that this video is truly great. Nor should it take away from the fact that it also means Swift truly understands her fans: By casting the hottie seen 'round the internet, Scott Eastwood, as her video paramour, she's basically winking at all of us. (Thanks, girl. You're the best.)
Then there's the fact that this song is straight up, well, dreamy. Knowing our girl, there's almost nothing she could do that wouldn't make its video just as sweeping and epic as the ballad itself is. And thankfully, in the first few minutes of the show that will likely become "That time Miley Cyrus rode animatronic cats on television" (please, please, please), Swift gave us the goods.
In the video, a brunette Swift plays a '50s-esque movie star, shooting a movie alongside Eastwood, with whom she hasseriouschemistry — both on and off set. While the two of them are filming the movie, Taylor rides horses in the forest, sits beside lions in the desert, and wears an incredible selection of outfits.
The video is a perfect vehicle to show off the '50s-esque style Swift has adopted throughout the promotion of 1989, from silk headscarves and A-line dresses to crop tops and flowing trousers.
On-set Swift and Eastwood are a stunningly beautiful couple, exhibiting passion both while "filming" and not — and then, eventually, when their movie is wrapped and they're arriving for the premiere, Swift is left devastated. Why? Well, you'd better watch the video, huh?
One thing's for sure: Nobody does '50s better than Swift.
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