Taylor Swift turned up the heat at the VMAs preshow with the debut of her video for “Wildest Dreams,” the fifth single off the chart-topping 1989.
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Co-starring model-turned-actor Scott Eastwood — who is, indeed, “so tall and handsome as hell” — the throwback video (set on Aug. 2, 1950 per an on-set clapperboard) shows the couple getting hot and heavy on the Serengeti. Swift and Eastwood canoodle among lions and zebras, Taylor clad in what seems to be Elizabeth Taylor-inspired garb. The dramatic video was directed by Joseph Kahn, who also was behind the camera for “Bad Blood” and “Blank Space.”
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Swift is nominated for nine awards at tonight’s MTV VMAs, including Video of the Year for the enormous-posse-featuring “Bad Blood.”
Watch the video for “Wildest Dreams” below: