Cast Of Jay-Z's "Moonlight" Music Video Speak On Reimagining 'Friends'
The behind the scenes clip features the cast talking about their involvement and the synopsis of the “Moonlight” music video.
Issa Rae, Tiffany Haddish, Tessa Thompson, Jerrod Carmichael, Lil Rel Howery, Lakeith Stanfield, and Hannibal Buress speak on the music video and participating in it.
“Now, why did I want to do this? Because anything I can be a white woman in I’m going to do it,” Haddish says at the beginning of the video (she portrays Phoebe).
“Subversive in the truest sense of the word,” Carmichael says in another scene. “It’ll make people think and most importantly it’s funny.”
The “Moonlight” music video features a reimagined version of Friends where everyone is black, where the show’s opening sequence (instead of the Rembrandts‘ “I’ll Be There For You” Whodini‘s iconic single “Friends” soundtracks the opening), as well as an episode where Ross (played by Carmichael) is trying to convince his friends to get dressed for a fancy party, is recreated.
Ultimately, the show gets bashed by Buress and Carmichael leaves the set, ending up on a bench in the middle of what seems to be a park, as the last seconds of Jay-Z’s “Moonlight” plays.
Check out the behind the scenes video below.