Taylor Swift Debuts Sultry 'Wildest Dreams' Video at MTV VMAs

by Sophie Schillaci 6:27 PM PDT, August 30, 2015
Playing Taylor Swift Debuts Sultry 'Wildest Dreams' Video at MTV VMAs

With her "Bad Blood" squad by her side at the MTV Video Music Awards, Taylor Swift debuted her next music video for us to obsess over -- "Wildest Dreams."

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The new video debuted during the VMAs pre-show in all its dreamy, sultry glory.

Swift and The Longest Ride star Scott Eastwood play a pair of 1950s actors (Swift with brunette hair!) on a picture-perfect African film set, surrounded by wild animals and gorgeous scenery. The pair engage in a super steamy love affair fit for the big screen, but there's a twist! SPOILER ALERT: At the glitzy film premiere, Eastwood's character arrives with -- gasp! -- a wife! The video closes on our heroine driving away from the scene, as Eastwood fades into the night through her rear-view mirror.

"We wanted to do something wildly different from anything we've ever done before," Swift said on the red carpet. Mission: accomplished!

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As if we couldn't love this video any more, Swift revealed that all proceeds earned from the video will be donated to wild animal conservation efforts through the African Parks Foundation of America.


As ETonline previously reported, "Wildest Dreams" was directed by Swift's frequent collaborator Joseph Kahn -- who previously helmed her VMA-nominated "Bad Blood" and "Blank Space" videos -- using the alias Gustof Von Musterhausen.

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Swift and her handsome co-star had been teasing the music video premiere on social media last week, with Eastwood tweeting at Swift, "I'm proud to call you a true friend."

Could "Wildest Dreams" be Swift's biggest video yet? The "Bad Blood" video premiered at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards in May and broke Vevo's 24-hour viewing record with more than 20 million views. Today, the video is up for the coveted Video of the Year honor, while Swift has already nabbed the award for Best Pop Video for "Blank Space." Looks like Swift is in for a big night!