1. Be Paul McCartney. (Note: This one’s pretty important.)
2. Call Natalie Portman.
4. Ask her to be in your video.
5. Wait for her to say yes.
6. Call Depp; repeat steps three to five.
McCartney himself has mastered this formula. Last Friday, the Beatle premiered three new clips for “My Valentine,” a single off his grade-A album Kisses on the Bottom. One shows the Black Swan actress signing the song’s lyrics. The second features the man behind Jack Sparrow doing the same. And in the third video, both stars appear.
McCartney’s directorial efforts are decidedly low-key — the music videos are simple black-and-white affairs, and the only directions Portman and Depp seem to have gotten are “Look blank” and “Try not to blink.” It’s fun seeing celebrity team-ups happen in the wild, rather than on reality TV. Check out both Portman and Depp in the video below, then tell us: What’s your take on Sir Paul’s directing?