Taylor Swift dropped a new music video for her song “Lavender Haze” at midnight Friday. Her love interest is played by transgender model Rice Ashley. gave a representative to
“Thank you [Taylor Swift] Thank you for allowing me to play a small part of your story,” Lais Ashley, whose full name is Lais Ashley de la Cruz, wrote on Instagram. It was really magical. “
Swift directed the music video for the second single from her latest album, Midnights. Ashley said she was “awe-struck, inspired and hopeful” by her Swift’s storytelling abilities.
He also thanked her for giving others representation in his casting. “And love always wins!”
Ashley has also appeared in music videos for “Pose” and drag queen Manila Luzon’s song “That’s a Man Maury.” He was also in the reality series ‘Strut’.
He was the first transgender man to appear in a Diesel campaign. According to his IMDB bioBefore becoming a model and actor, she was a counselor to homeless youth in New York City.
Fans and friends congratulated Ashley on her post about the “Lavender Haze” music video. She “represented all transgender and thank you for being a part of the history of all of us. Beautiful music video,” wrote one commenter.
“Your impact is absolutely no small part,” wrote another.
“You are an inspiration for the lgbtq+ community,” another commented.
Swift also posted about the music video on her Instagram, sharing a few photos from the shoot. “I have an incredible co-star [Laith Ashley] “This was the first video I wrote of the three that were released. This video really did a good job of conceptualizing the world and mood of Midnights, like a fevered dream in the sultry 70s. It was helpful.” I hope you like it. “
Swift also directed the music video for “Antihero,” the first single from her latest album. She has also directed other music videos in the past, including “You Need to Calm Down” with Drew Kirsch and “All to Well: The Short Film”, both of which It won the MTV Video Music Award for Best Direction. According to ET, the latter was also nominated for Best Music Video at the Grammy Awards and could be submitted to the Oscars as well.
Video of “You Need to Calm Down” Special theme of LGBTQ acceptance And it’s full of celebrities, most of whom are an integral part of LGBTQ visibility: Laverne Cox, Dexter Mayfield, Jesse Tyler Ferguson, Justin Mikita, Haley Kiyoko, Chester Lockhart, RuPaul, and “RuPaul’s Drag Race.” ‘ cast member.she too emphasized equality law at the end of the video. This bill protects LGBTQ rights.
Swift too Advocate for LGBTQ Rights And how many times the bill. In 2019, while performing “You Need to Calm Down” at the VMAs, she showed her support for the bill and called out the Trump administration for failing to respond. petition He urged legislators to swiftly pass the bill.
“In this video, several points are made so that you vote for the video has nothing to do with who we love and how we identify.” It means we want a world where we are treated equally under the law.
was announced last year, Swift will write and direct the film According to the film company, it was produced by Searchlight Pictures. entertainment tonight.