Anyone left craving more scantily-clad-celeb-in-a-music-video action after Shia LaBoeuf‘s star turn in that Sigur Ros clip will be happy to know that Mischa Barton‘s gotten in on the game, too. And with Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, no less. Turn of the millennium has-beens unite!
As far as I can tell, the plot of the video is this: Following a sad, window-starey taxi ride, Mischa gets her dress ripped off when exiting the vehicle but the driver doesn’t stop, because he is Noel Gallagher and Noel Gallagher is a dick. She then runs around LA wearing only leopard underwear and a pair of red sneakers, which I must admit is a decently cute combo. Ultimately, she collides with a guy who is also running around in leopard underwear for some reason, and they maybe get together. Also, a guy falls off his skateboard. The end.
The inclusion of Mischa might seem kind of random here, but I’m thinking she reminds Noel of the last time he was a successful rock star who got interviewed by MTV and such, i.e. 2003 (the first year The O.C. went on the air). Also, as far as I can tell Mischa’s not too busy these days, so she probably says yes to most of the things she’s offered, provided they don’t shoot during Coachella. There’s something sad but also kind of beautiful about these two fading stars working together at this late date of June 21, 2012. Maybe next they’ll fall in love and make a baby, and Noel will be so preoccupied with his new family that he’ll give up on making late-’90s shit rock forever. Maybe.
(Via Perez Hilton)