The members of 1D put their acting chops on full display in the video, playing caricatures of people they may or may not have encountered in the music industry. Niall Horan sports a beard as the "Studio Exec"; Zayn Malik cross-dresses to play the "Sexy Assistant"; Harry Styles dons nerdy glasses as a misplaced "Marketing Guy"; Liam Payne breaks out his neon workout gear to play the flamboyant "Choreographer"; and Louis Tomlinson invokes Tom Cruise's Les Grossman from "Tropic Thunder," rocking a gold chain and a shaved dome.
Used as a promotional tool for their upcoming film, "One Direction: This is Us," the "Best Song Ever" video features numerous clips from the movie, many of which had been released in the trailer.
The video was directed by Ben Winston and shot in Miami. "One Direction: This is Us" will be released Aug. 30 in 3D.