In Part 2, we get the backstage stories from Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ video and what makes the cut on Gigi’s Instagram.
Taylor Swift’s ‘Bad Blood’ video starred everyone
from Cara Delevingne to Lena Dunham. What was it like
being a part of that?
The Taylor video was absolutely epic. I’ve never been
on a production that huge. What people don’t
understand about how massive it was is that none
of those were green screens they’re all real sets
– so the effort that Taylor and Joseph put in to make
it seem like a real badass secret agent training camp
is unreal. It was like the supermodel Hunger Games.
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Any backstage stories?
Shooting with your friends is just amazing – it went
by so quickly. We didn’t stop shooting til midnight
and ordered in over 50 burgers and fries and just sat
around devouring everything. After walking around
on huge heels through gravelly dirt all day, all we
wanted was burgers.
Who would you ask to star in your own music video?
I’d just want all my friends to be in. Our friendship
group is really about supporting each other. It’s
something that Taylor and I have talked about a lot.
That’s what we want to leave behind and be known
for – to be a generation where it was cool to be nice
to each other.
After walking around on huge heels
all day, all we wanted was burgers
You’re also part of the Instagram generation
– what do you love about it?
It’s about being able to look inside worlds that you
wouldn’t normally experience. It’s not even about
celebrity versus no celebrity – one of my best friends
sisters is travelling the world saving whales and she’s posting
underwater pictures everyday. It’s cool
to work in a generation where we have that tool.
What makes the cut on your Instagram?
I just share my favourite pictures. I don’t feel the need
to post something just for the sake of it or for work.
I normally lean towards more real, beautiful images -
like street style photographers who are shooting
on film instead of ones from image sites.
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Written by: Holly Swayne