I hate to admit it, but it's true — I am kind of obsessed with Carly Rae Jepsen's new single, "I Really Like You." I didn't want to like it, just like I didn't want to like "Call Me Maybe," but it was basically unavoidable, as I am powerless against super catchy pop songs like this one. And if you find yourself in the same boat as me, I have to warn you that the obsession is about to get even more real. Jepsen's music video for the song is about to drop this month, and it co-stars Tom Hanks, who seems to be doing a lot of dancing. If this sounds completely random to you, you're not alone. I'm a little confused by it, too. But once you understand the connection between the legendary actor and Jepsen, everything begins to make a little more sense. So, how do Carly Rae Jepsen and Tom Hanks know each other? It all has a little something to do with a man named Scooter Braun.
If you know who Justin Bieber is, you know who Scooter Braun is. And in fact, not only does Braun manage Bieber, but he calls the shots in Jepsen's career, too. When Braun tied the knot with longtime girlfriend Yael Cohen last summer, both Jepsen and Hanks were in attendance, and I'm assuming they met there — probably out on the dance floor, where Hanks was busy getting down with his bad self.
And since Scooter Braun makes all things possible, it's probably he who made the call asking Hanks to lend a little extra star power to Jepsen's new music video. This can only be a good thing. After "Call Me Maybe," Jepsen's popularity took a massive nosedive, so if the voice of Woody from Toy Story can help pull in a little extra interest, then that's an avenue Braun & Co. are definitely going to want to take.
Not to mention the fact that the video that's already hit the web of the music video's filming is kind of priceless, especially since Bieber — who's spent much of 2015 trying to redeem himself — is in it, too:
It's my hope that the music video ends up being just as cute as this tiny clip is, and that while promoting the vid, Jepsen decides to come clean about what made Hanks take a job like this. Seriously, I need to know!