It was a case of saving the best for last as Taylor Swift revealed at the last minute that Selena Gomez was also appearing in her much hyped “Bad Blood” music video.
And if the late Twitter post is anything to go by, fans would agree that it was worth the wait.
Gomez can be seen wearing a skin tight, cleavage baring bodysuit and rocking short hair with bangs reminiscent of Uma Thurman’s look in Pulp Fiction. A big gun, sultry lips and plenty of eyeshadow complete Gomez’ badass look.
Justin Beiber’s 22-year-old ex-girlfriend plays a character called Arsyn in the video and Swift was right in her description that Gomez will “start some fires.”
The “Shake it Off” singer drummed up interest for her new single by uploading posters of all the celebrities appearing in her video in the week leading up to its worldwide premier during the Billboard Music Awards. Friends like Cara Delevigne, Ellie Goulding, Hailee Steinfield, Karlie Kloss, Lena Dunham and Martha Hunt all lent a hand and their Sin City inspired posters were more than enough to catch people’s attention.
Directed by Joseph Kahn, “Bad Blood” showcased the celebrities portraying characters that would’ve easily fit in Quentin Tarantino’s Kill Bill trilogy. Swift plays the character Catastrophe while Gomez is the lead femme fatale. Swift and Kahn scored a coup by getting supermodel Cindy Crawford, Law & Order: SVU’s Mariska Hargitay and Grey’s Anatomy’s Ellen Pompeo to put in a surprise appearance.
There’s no doubt what provided the inspiration for the video as the movies Kill Bill and Sin City will certainly pop in viewers’ minds when they see “Bad Blood”. The catchy tune, eye popping action sequences, flashy cinematography and stylish BDSM meets steampunk fashion certainly makes the campy video fun to watch.
Fans will undoubtedly want to see all these characters come back, maybe in a full-length action movie next time.