Sir Paul McCartney directs Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp

Sir Paul McCartney spreads the love, thanks to Hollywood’s top names, a live guitar solo and sign language. Watch the brand new and beautiful videos now!

Sir Paul McCartney directs 'My Valentine' videos starring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp

What can be said with sign language in a love song? Only a Beatles legend can create three distinct interpretations of the same track, along with the help of two A-list actors and an award-winning cinematographer. Last Friday evening, Sir Paul McCartney premiered his brand new, self-directed videos for “My Valentine” —  one of two original tracks on his new studio album Kisses on the Bottom.

An exclusive event was held at the Stella McCartney store in Los Angeles, where McCartney’s three visual interpretations of “My Valentine” were screened for the first time. Two films feature Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp, respectively, translating the lyrics of the song into sign language. A third version combines both Natalie and Johnny’s performances into one film.

The star power isn’t solely in front of the camera, as the 35mm video was shot by Academy Award-winning cinematographer Wally Pfister (Inception, The Dark Knight).

The original idea for the music video was inspired by Stella McCartney herself — the same source as Portman’s wardrobe in the video. Also, Depp plays the guitar in his version and recorded the track’s guitar solo live in the video, which was then mixed and mastered into the final track. The original guitar solo on the studio version of the song was performed by Eric Clapton.

Watch the videos below:

“My Valentine” featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp

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“My Valentine” featuring Johnny Depp

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“My Valentine” featuring Natalie Portman

My Valentine featuring Natalie Portman and Johnny Depp

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Photo credit: MPL Communications Ltd.


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