Entertainment behind the scenes
Mel Gibson shoots music video for girlfriend
Mel Gibson just released his latest movie. Well, actually, it’s a music video he directed for his pregnant 39-year-old girlfriend, Russian singer/pianist Oksana Grigorieva.
“Say My Name” is the first video from her upcoming debut album, “Beautiful Heartache,” which will be released through Gibson’s Icon Records label. The clip can be downloaded from her Web site, along with a new track “Flying Upside Down.”
Gibson shot the video in Mexico, opting for black-and-white “to reflect the mourning of something irreplaceable that was lost,” according to Grigorieva. “Its spare nature emphasizes the voice, the piano and its heart.”
“Flying Upside Down,” on the other hand, is an upbeat pop tune, although the lyrical content is also heavy. The song “is about difficult choices we have to make, the path we take and the brave faces we adopt in order to go on,” she said.
Grigorieva and Gibson started working together in 2008, after Gibson had split from his wife, Robyn. (They are currently in divorce proceedings.) ”She can play,” Gibson, 53, admiringly told Jay Leno last month. “She was trained in Russia. Rachmaninoff, there’s very few people who are man enough for Rachmaninoff.”