Chace Crawford has teamed up with Leona Lewis for the video for her new single, “I Will Be.” In the clip, the “Gossip Girl” star and the Grammy nominee play Bonnie-and-Clyde-esque characters. Chace follows in a time-honored tradition of handsome young guys and beautiful starlets mugging for the camera as a pop star sings their heart out.
It’s a tradition that everyone from Angelina Jolie (Rolling Stones’ video for “Anybody Seen My Baby”) to Selena Gomez (Jonas Brothers’ video for “Burnin’ Up”) has taken part in. Here we look back on some recent celebrity cameos in some of your favorite music videos.
Milo Ventimiglia in Fergie’s “Big Girls Don’t Cry”: The “Heroes” star plays Fergie’s Camaro-loving boyfriend in the video. He rolls with a rough crowd and has a ponytail, so we imagine there’s only so much of that the Dutchess can take.
Evan Rachel Wood in Green Day’s “Wake Me Up When September Ends”: An epic love story between two young people who are separated (thanks to a war), but still remain devoted to one another. It’s a tearjerker.
Camilla Bella in the Jonas Brothers’ “Lovebug”: It was a cameo that stirred up controversy in the teen universe when reports surfaced that Joe (who was supposed to be with Taylor Swift) fell in love with Camilla while filming. If it matters at all, Camilla is actually in love with some other guy in the video.
Scarlett Johansson in Justin Timberlake’s “What Goes Around … Comes Around”: There’s lots of jealousy and sexy, moody glances going on between Justin and Scarlett in this video. Eventually she cheats on him with his friend. Spoiler alert: She dies.
Justin Timberlake in Rihanna’s “Rehab”: OK, so theoretically he’s somehow featured in the song (but his big contribution is him muttering one spoken line), but really all Justin does is act as desert eye-candy for Rihanna to fondle.
Who would you like to see make a cameo in your favorite band’s music video? Tell us below!