“They taped the mic underneath the table when I was shooting the video,” Selena told Seacrest about the voiceover beginning to the emotional video. “And I had shot the video over a year ago. So, in that state — where I was in that place emotionally — I went in and I went into the room by myself, and I looked at the actual mirror in the music video, and I had a conversation [with] myself to every question I had in my mind in that moment: ‘Wow, this feeling changes everything and you can’t help it.'”
Gomez noted that Bieber had signed off on the emotional, seemingly quite autobiographical video before she released it to the world. “Everybody wants to form their own opinions anyway,” she explained about the constant chatter about the duo’s relationship. “I think the biggest problem I had this year — even with [Justin] and on his side — is identity. I was trying to figure out what I’m doing, and that was the first time I was constantly being kicked down for doing that. When I didn’t know, I just wanted to say, ‘This is what I want, this is where I am in my professional life, things changed in my personal life, things changed in my heart — everything.’ And people just thought, ‘Alright, this is what we think.’ And yeah, I made some decisions that weren’t great as well, and so did he and that’s why we went through all that to only make us better. And he has heard [the song] and he has seen the video, and it’s something that I feel like girls need hear, and it’s something I’m willing to share with people.”
Read Gomez’s full remarks to Ryan Seacrest about the video and Bieber here.