The “Anyone But You” star, in a cover story for Glamour UK, explained that she picked her own outfit “out of racks and racks of clothes,” and that she “felt good” about her experience appearing in the video for the lead single off the band’s latest album, “Hackney Diamonds.”
“One of the questions I get is, ‘Are you a feminist?’ I find empowerment through embracing the body that I have. That’s sexy and strong, and I don’t think there’s anything wrong with it,” said Sweeney, who wears a black corset and star-covered cutout chaps in the Stones video while rocking out in the back seat of a convertible.
“I listened to their new song and watched this horrible music video showing them at different stages of their lives on billboards,” Albarn said. “And this young woman objectified. What the hell is this? There’s something completely disconnected.”
Sweeney, who spoke about body positivity elsewhere in her interview with Glamour UK, said it was “cool and iconic” to star in the Stones video.
“I felt so good,” she said. “All the moves, everything I was doing was all freestyle. I mean, who else gets to roll around on the top of a convertible driving down Sunset Boulevard with police escorts? It’s the cool things in this career that I had no idea I’d get to do.”