Taylor Swift Reveals Hayley Williams & Gigi Hadid’s “Bad Blood” Video Characters

Christina Lee | May 9, 2015 7:56 am
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One by one, Taylor Swift is revealing the characters from her “Bad Blood” video. Since she announced that Zendaya will appear, the 1989 pop superstar has debuted two more characters: Paramore’s Hayley Williams as the Crimson Curse and model Gigi Hadid as Slay-Z. (Okay, that last alias is really good.)

Based on these film noir-inspired reveals, Swift’s “Bad Blood” video appears to be modeled after director Robert Rodriguez and creator Frank Miller‘s film adaptations of the Sin City series. If that is indeed the case, then the clip is in good hands. Since the days of MTV’s Making the Video, director Joseph Kahn has had this knack for making short clips that could be mistaken for actual summer blockbusters, whether he’s working with Backstreet Boys (“Everybody”), Britney Spears (“Toxic”) or James Van Der Beek for a Mighty Morphin Power Rangers “deboot.”

Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video will have its premiere at the Billboard Music Awards on Sunday, May 17, 8 – 11 p.m. EST on ABC. See Hayley Williams and Gigi Hadid as their characters below.

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