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Garth Turns Trisha Down
Source: gactv.com
Posted on: May 8, 2008 09:14 MST
Filed under: Country

Trisha Yearwood

When Trisha Yearwood shot her current video, "This Is Me You’re Talking To," she picked actor John Corbett to play the part of her ex.

John, who made a country album of his own, is best known for roles in "Sex And The City" and My Big Fat Greek Wedding, but he was not the first person Trisha considered for the part. That distinction went to her husband, Garth Brooks, who decided against it.

"Garth and I kind of made a pinky swear early on that we would not gratuitously use each other in videos," she told the national radio show GAC Nights: Live From Nashville. "We just kind of want to make sure that we make it special. He didn’t sing on the song. He didn’t write the song, so there wasn’t really a place for him. I offered him the part, but he said, ‘I’m gonna pass.’"

As a result, Trisha decided John would be perfect for the role, since he’s usually played nice guys in his other work, and that would lend a good spirit to the way fans perceived him in the video.

"I know he’s not those [characters], but we want him to be those [characters]," she explained. "He’s 6’-5", so that was important. He’s tall. And I knew he made a record in Nashville. I knew he had a passion for music, and it was just one of those things where I thought, ‘He could just say no. That’s the worst thing that could happen.’ And he was so great. He was sweet to say yes, and I think [he] made a great song an even better video, because people want to see it, and they respond to the song."

"This Is Me You’re Talking To" is currently No. 8 on GAC’s Top 20 Country Countdown.

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