The video was directed by Declan Whitebloom, who was also responsible for Swift's "Mean
." It finds the singer as a frumpy-dressed office worker getting through a difficult day by watching various videos of herself and her boyfriend who is played by Zach Gilford. The actor is best known for his role as Matt Saracen on the NBC television drama series Friday Night Lights
Speaking with E! News
, Whitebloom explained Swift had a definite idea for the visual. "When Taylor says, 'I've got an idea,' you listen to what she's gonna say," he said. "And so I did, and it was a great idea - and I loved it!"