In Eminem's latest controversial music video for his hit single Love The Way You Lie actress Megan Fox stars alongside Dominic Monaghan to portray Eminem and his ex-wife Kim Mathers during their tumultuous and violent relationship.
While Megan did a terrific job in the video, director Joseph Khan almost overlooked the actress while scouting actresses for the role.
Why? Because Khan assumed Fox would reject the role.
Khan tells MTV News, "We were actually looking around for some other actresses, and then, midway through, I just thought, ';Why don't I just try this?' I mean, I have the biggest artist in the world, with the hottest song on the planet, with the hottest female artist… and it's a meaty role. It's not like you're just slipping in there and looking pretty. She said ';yes'. I was blown away."
On the other hand, Khan had Lost star Dominic Monaghan picked out to portray the "Eminem" role in the video from the start: "I wanted him because he's an actor who can bury himself (in his roles). You can do anything with him, and essentially, he's a villain through all of (the video), and I think he did a great job."
Have you seen the video? What do you think of it?
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