OFFSTAGE: Carrie Underwood: “Lovey, Smushy, Gushy” Would’ve Been Weird

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She is so right. In Carrie Underwood and Brad Paisley’s new video for “Remind Me,” the two singers are walking towards one another in the El Mirage desert. And you think that when they reach each other, they might play out the song’s message and start making out like they used to. But Underwood told Extra TV that was not going to happen. “We had to go very delicate in how we did it because, obviously, we’re both separately married to other people,” she said. “It would be weird with our friendship like being in this lovey, smushy, gushy story. So we had to do it from like an art perspective.” To which Paisley jokes, “That’s what she told me when I pitched the first idea for the video.”

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