Music video director Nigel **** is opening up to MTV for their 2 week Britney special about his experience working with Britney, saying:


“I decided to try this idea that someone had thrown at me and they hated it – they absolutely hated it. So I jumped on the phone with Britney and she says, ‘Well, I now I think it should be about me in school and there be lots of hot boys around,’ and that was pretty much it – oh, and a bunch of dancing. And my response was, ‘OK.’ “

Nigel goes on to say Britney’s school girl look was her idea.

“My idea originally was just jeans and T-shirts, and we were at the wardrobe fitting and Britney holds up the jeans and T-shirts and says, ‘Wouldn’t I wear a schoolgirl outfit?’ ” he said. “Every piece of wardrobe in the video came from Kmart, and I was told at the time not one piece of clothing in the video cost more than $17. On that level, it’s real. That probably, in retrospect, is a part of its charm.”

**** says in a 2000 interview that his colleagues wondered why he would want to work on a music video with an unknown 16-year-old. “My response was, ‘It’s a great song. I don’t know anything about Britney. I never watched the “Mickey Mouse Club.” She seems like a great kid and she’s very enthusiastic,’ ” he said. “But I just love the song. It’s just a great song.”

Kind of irrelevant, but 11 years down the road people are still talking about it!

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