Taylor Swift Was The Man In “The Man” Music Video, But Here Were The Other Cameos
It’s been hours since “The Man” music video, directed by Taylor Swift, was released, which means you’ve already watched it at least 25 times. You’ve spotted all those classic Taylor Easter eggs, from the “MISSING” albums 1989, Red, Speak Now and others, to the “No Scooters” sign, and references to the Serena Williams‘ “meltdown” at the US Open.
But you may also be wondering who those familiar faces are that keep popping up over “The Man” music video, so we’ve got you covered.
Naturally, we need to talk about Taylor Swift’s complete makeover for “The Man” music video. Not going to lie, it took *some of us* way too long to realize that it was the “Lover” singer underneath all that makeup! Taylor got to play The Man, where she even wound up talking to herself as the music video director in the end! She also got to throw a tennis ball at her dad…
… Which takes us to cameo #2: Scott Swift. Taylor’s dad has been working on her career since she started out as a singer and has been known to interact with fans before the pop star’s shows. More recently, he came under fire for his staunch opposition to his daughter speaking out about politics back in 2018. Scott Swift got a part in “The Man” music video as the referee who witnesses “Tyler” Swift’s meltdown after losing the game.
During the tennis scene, we also get to see a cameo from one of the biggest up-and-coming female stars — Loren Gray. Loren is the most-followed person on TikTok and started her rise to fame in sixth grade on the original iteration of TikTok, musical.ly. She’s started to transition to music, writing tracks like “Kick You Out” and “Queen” in 2018. “taylor has been my ROLE MODEL pretty much as long as i can remember and i’m at a loss for words,” Loren wrote on Twitter about appearing in “The Man” music video. “i’m so grateful to have gotten to know her. thank you to taylor for having me be a part of this video. and thank you for sharing your heart with the world. this meant so much to me.”
Taylor responded, writing, “I had the best time hanging out & talking on the tennis court with you!”
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson
We might not see Dwayne Johnson in the music video, but we can hear him! The Rock has been a known fan of Taylor Swift since he appeared on Lip Sync Battle performing “Shake It Off.” Last year, he showed his long again by jamming out to her acoustic performance of the same song during the Time 100 Gala in 2019. So, it’s fitting that he got to be the voice of The Man in Taylor’s music video, even if the role of The Man was all Taylor’s.