It only took 7 years, but new details regarding Britney's music video for "Everytime" have emerged.
Actor Stephen Dorff, who plays Britney's boyfriend in the video, reveals a darker side to the story in a new interview with MTV.com.
"It was a little weird. [Director David LaChapelle] just told me to dis her and just kind of ignore her so I was just playing like a boyfriend in a fight," the actor recalled of his opening limo scene with Spears, in which the two were surrounded by paparazzi. "This is our take on paparazzos too. They put prosthetic noses on all of them, which is funny. You see how they all look kind of weird. You see all the noses."
As the music video continues, Britney and Dorff fight with the paps on their way into their Palms hotel room in Las Vegas. "They said, 'Start breaking stuff,' [and] I said, 'All right,' " he explained. "They had all this fake glass, so I just started kicking stuff. It was actually kind of fun."
At the climax of the clip, Dorff sees Britney drowning in the bathtub, and says he was responsible for most of the scene. "That was my idea. I knew I had to save her in the bathtub, but it was my idea to go in with the shoes and the jeans and just kind of find her," he said. "First they had me change into my boxers. I was like, 'I don't think he has time. She's dying.' So I just go in."
But the video's happy ending wasn't the original intent.
"There was an original video, too, which was a lot darker. It was like much more like a suicide type video with pills and wine. It was a little dark probably for the fans," he said. "She originally died in the video and then in this video she wakes up in the end."
Britney's team pulled this after an uproar from angry spectators claiming she's glamorizing suicide.
As for working with the queen of pop? "She was very nice. She thanked me for doing it early in the day. She was very sweet," he explained, adding that they only spoke a few more times after filming the clip. "I haven't seen her in years. She had her family and stuff. I hope she's doing good."