Behind the scenes of the one-woman show with director Jesse Peretz
Amidst its retro homages, Selena Gomez’s "Bad Liar" video is a subtle reminder that the 24-year-old has serious acting chops. The former Disney Channel star has appeared in films like Spring Breakers and The Big Short as an adult, but had never played multiple roles at the same time. Now, Gomez can boast about playing a high school student, a gym coach, a mustached male teacher and her own mother all at once.
Gomez tapped TV director Jesse Peretz (Girls, Orange Is the New Black) to helm her latest visual: Although the 49-year-old hadn’t directed a music video in a decade, his Grammy-winning clip for Foo Fighters’ 1999 single "Learn to Fly" -- where frontman Dave Grohl took on several roles -- was the perfect blueprint.