Chris Isaak is taking time out from his seemingly never-ending tour
to film a video for “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing,” a standout track
from the rockabilly pin-up’s 1995 album Forever Blue.| Why
make a video for a song that’s more than four years old? Because
it’s featured in Eyes Wide Shut, the controversial final
film by director Stanley Kubrick. The song already has been
featured as the musical bed behind the steamy sex scenes between
Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman in the film’s trailer.
Shooting the video will be fashion photographer Herb Ritts, who
directed Isaak’s eye-opening “Wicked Game” video nearly nine years
ago. Once again, the undisputed star of the video is destined to be
neither Isaak nor Ritts, but a beautiful fashion model. This time
around, the role popularized by Helena Christensen in “Wicked Game”
is to be played by Laetitia Casta, the twenty-one-year-old Normandy
native who has graced the cover of Rolling Stone‘s 1998
“Hot Issue” and wowed audiences in the live-action French comic
book flick Asterix et Obelix Contre Cesar alongside Gerard
Depardieu and the effusive Roberto Benigni.
Filming for “Baby Did a Bad Bad Thing” is set to begin next week in
Los Angeles and is expected to last three days.
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Speaking of Isaak and bad things, the singer stumbled upon an
unpleasant discovery last month while hanging out with his surfing
pals on an island near the Canadian and Alaskan border: a human
skull. Isaak was ready to call in the gendarmes, thinking he had
been plunged into an episode of Columbo, until one of his
friends, who just happened to be a doctor, took a closer look and
assured him that the remains had been there for eons and they had
probably stumbled upon nothing more nefarious than a burial ground.
Needless to say, they left everything exactly as they had found