Is there anyone who ISN'T in Taylor Swift's Bad Blood video?
It’s the most talked about video of the year so far. Yep, Taylor Swift‘s Bad Blood mini-movie is pretty epic!
Like a who’s who of young – and older – Hollywood, Taylor‘s celeb friends have got together for a real kick-ass, girl power production.
In a twist from the album version of Bad Blood, collaborator Kendrick Lamar who plays ‘Welvin Da
Great’, contributes two previously-unheard verses giving fans something to get excited about.
Opening with an office fight, Taylor‘s real life BFF Selena Gomez plays Arsyn who kicks Taylor out of a high-rise window with London’s Tower Bridge in the background.
Soon Tay‘s back with her all-girl gang of fierce friends who seem to have a thing for PVC!
Taylor has revealed that each member of her squad came up with their own alter ego name – with Taylor‘s being action hero alter ego Catastrophe, in tribute to her cat obsession.
While Taylor has never named Katy Perry has the frenemy the song’s about everyone is pretty much agreed the Roar singer is the subject matter. Tay has said: ‘For years, I was never sure if we were friends or not. She would come up to me at awards shows and say something and walk away, and I would think, “Are we friends, or did she just give me the harshest insult of my life?” [Then last year] she did something so horrible. I was like, “Oh, we’re just straight-up enemies.” And it wasn’t even about a guy!… So now I have to avoid her. It’s awkward, and I don’t like it.’
We can only imagine how Katy Perry feels about seeing all these women join forces in a video that suppose to be about her!
Here’s the low down on the full Bad Blood cast list…
Taylor Swift as Catastrophe – who knew Tay had those fight scene moves? She produced the video – and worked the action hero look to perfection.
Selena Gomez as Arsyn – the singer is Tay‘s enemy in the video. But the pair couldn’t be closer in real life, with the Shake It Off singer saying, ‘I think that one thing about learning to be the best friend you can
possibly be is knowing when you have to let people figure things out on
their own… and I do trust her. I think she has good judgement, she’s going to do amazing things with
her life… she’s incredibly intelligent. People – it would scare them
if they knew how smart she is.’
Karlie Kloss as Knockout – Victoria’s Secret Angel, the pair first met in November 2013 having bodning over their love of cookies on social media, as you do. Karlie has her own room in Taylor‘s New York apartment.
Kendrick Lamar as Welvin Da Great – rapper and big Swift fan. They have a mutual appreciation for each other’s work, with Kendrick saying, ‘You can’t put great music in different genres. I enjoy
great music outside of my own music all the time, so I definitely can
see where she’s coming from when she says that she listens to the
record, and it’s a great thing for her to acknowledge that and put that
good energy out into the world like that.’
Martha Hunt as HomeSlice – Taylor recently named Victoria Secret’s model Martha as one of her Women of Tomorrow in an interview.
Jessica Alba as Domino – the Sin City actress is godmother to Jaime King‘s son while Taylor will be godmother to Jamie‘s second baby due soon.
Serayah as Dilemma – actress plays Tiana in Empire, she’s been spotted hanging out with Tay, the Haim sisters and Ellie Gouding.
Lena Dunham as Lucky Fiori – Writer, director and star of HBO show Girls. The pair are each other’s biggest cheerleader. Lena’s boyfriend Jack Antonoff collobrated on 1989.
Hailee Steinfeld as The Trinity – Oscar-nominated child star of True Grit and Pitch Perfect .
Ellie Goulding as Destructa X – Taylor‘s British BFF.
GiGi Hadid as Slay-Z – model and daughter of Real Housewife of Beverley Hills Yolanda Foster. They enjoy girlie days and go hiking in Los Angeles’ Franklin Canyon Park.
Hayley Williams as The Crimson Curse – lead singer from Paramore, they’ve adored each other for years. They performed together on stage during Taylor‘s Speak Now tour.
Zendaya as Cut-Throat – former Disney kid, new to Taylor‘s girl gang.
Lily Aldridge as Frostbyte – Victoria’s Secret Angel and Sports Illustrated mode. Lily is married to Leon
King singer Caleb Followill and the two women met in Nashville, at a Kings of Leon gig. They learned they were neighbours and
Ellen Pompeo as Luna – plays Meredith Grey in Grey’s Anatomy. Taylor named her grey cat after the character. Mariska Hargitay (see below) and Ellen bumped into each other at the NFL game in February they took a selfie and
dedicated it to Taylor on Instagram, saying: ‘This one goes out to
@TaylorSwift13 @taylorswift #CatsOutOfTheBag #NFL
Mariska Hargitay as Justice – the actress is best known for playing Olivia Benson in Law & Order: Special Victims Unit which happens to be Taylor‘s other favourite show. Tay’s cat Olivia is named after her character.
Cara Delevingne as Mother Chucker – Taylor‘s supermodel best mate, they love a bit of karaoke and hang out all the time.
Cindy Crawford as Headmistress – who even knew these two were friends?!
Taylor will be performing at BBC Radio 1‘s Big Weekend in Norwich this Sunday 24 May and is currently on her worldwide tour. The UK leg of The 1989 World Tour will start on 23 June in Glasgow at The SEE Hydro and hit Manchester on 24 June at Manchester Arena before Taylor headlines Barclaycard Presents British Summer Time Hyde Park 2015 in London on 27 June.
General ticketing and on-sale information for The 1989 World Tour is available at TaylorSwift.com.