In a new music video, Taylor Swift enlists the help of an ex to help rescue her and her art.
Twilight alum Taylor Lautner—who dated the singer for a few months in 2009, joins The Act star Joey King on a mission to save the pop star and framed cover art of her 2010 album Speak Now in the official clip for the new song "I Can See You." The track is one of six new tracks contained in her re-recorded Speak Now (Taylor's Version) album, released July 7.
In the action-packed video, which Swift wrote and directed, Lautner and King make their way through the Swift-themed museum, maneuvering through laser beams installed for security, and fight enemies before reaching the singer, who is trapped in a vault. The clip also stars actress Presley Cash as her rescuers' comms director.
Speak Now (Taylor's Version) is the third album released as part of Swift's mission to re-record her first six albums following her former label Big Machine's 2019 sale of her catalog's master recordings.
"I wrote this video treatment over a year ago and really wanted to play out symbolically how it's felt for me to have the fans helping me reclaim my music," Swift wrote on Instagram July 7. "I had my heart set on @joeyking, @taylorlautner and @helloimpresleycash starring in it. Joey and Presley had been in the video for ‘Mean' when they were 9 and 13 and they are back and so ridiculously bad ass!!"
Swift announced the release of also complimented Lautner, as well as her ex's wife, Taylor "Tay" Dome Lautner, while sharing a photo of the three recreating a Spider-Man meme.
"Taytay is INCREDIBLE in this (didn't have a stunt double!)," the singer wrote, "and shout out to @taylautner for being so awesome to hang with on set. The Tale of 3 Taylors. I always wanted to direct fight scenes/a heist storyline and had the most incredible time plotting this out with my amazing DP @selajon. So proud of this one."
Later that night, Swift brought out Lautner, King and Cash onstage at her The Eras tour stop in Kansas City, Mo., with the actor performing a cartwheel and backflip as he stepped out.
His wife praised Swift on Instagram. "@taylorswift you are not only one of the most talented people to ever walk this earth (truly don't think there is anything you can't do) but you are also one of THE kindest people," she wrote. "You welcomed my husband and I into your camp with open arms and the warmest heart."
She continued, "The way you are so down to earth and authentically yourself after all these years of being in the spotlight is inspiring. Your passion for your work and genuine love for your fans is something so incredible. I am honored to call you a friend."