Taylor Swift is giving fans some behind-the-scenes access to her latest music video, and showing that being a star sometimes means standing near a flaming trailer in a pink flammable coat.
Swift released BTS video Tuesday of her “You Need To Calm Down” video, and walked fans through the concept behind the powerful imagery.
“This is where I’m basically shooting the whole beginning section of the video. It’s my trailer, where I live, the inner shots of how I spend my mornings usually, making cocktails…and then walking to the pool,” Swift explained.
She also explained the meaning behind her video: “It’s this whole metaphorical symbolism,” and that, “there’s this flaming toxicity on my phone that sets my trailer on fire.”
In her YouTube vlog, the crew explains to Swift how they’re going to set her trailer on fire. After a couple takes, the star reflects, “So that was pretty hot, there was a lot of fire.”
Swift said the trick to keeping her cool during the shoot was to ignore the creeping flames.
“I was just like, ‘Don’t think about it, don’t think about it, don’t think about it.’ Like, ‘Don’t think about how flammable this coat is. Don’t even think about it.’ So I didn’t, and I think it’s fine,” she revealed.
Swift chalked the flammable endeavor up to “New life experiences,” and remained a total pro on set.
She was also seen lounging in the pool while crew members buckled her shoes and took care of her needs, and Swift admits, “I’m really in my prime right now.”