The Wanted premiered their new video for “Chasing The Sun” while they were in New York this Tuesday and, to the surprise of some, the video ended with a female vampire attack on the Brit boy band. With the cultural mania for vampires, reignited by Twilight and taken to campy new levels by True Blood, the video begs the question: which vampires are the guys of the Wanted fans of?
Max George immediately confessed to CBS Local that he was a fan of Dracula as a child. Siva Kaneswaran enjoyed Interview With a Vampire. Nathan Sykes jumped in to say, “Twilight is great as well,” generating a surprised lift of the eyebrows from Siva.
Jay McGuiness said, “My babysitter was a big Buffy [The Vampire Slayer] fan and, although I was a bit too young, I thought it was great.” That prompted Tom Parker to voice his cheeky approval, saying, “Sarah Michelle Gellar, she’s a babe.”
And speaking of babes, we couldn’t help noticing that a large majority of the band’s music videos feature the guys paired off with hot ladies. “When we have our videos, they do often have girls in them and that is basically a requirement.” Jay said. “If we get a treatment that has no girls that’s the first amendment that we send back.”
Nathan chimed in to say, “Basically it’s because usually none of us — some of us,” he paused to offer a nod towards Siva, “don’t really get the opportunity to interact with hot females.”
“Being in a boy band and all,” Jay jokingly interjected.
“It’s just our sad little ways of getting our money’s worth,” Nathan admitted with a grin.
-Courtney E. Smith, CBS Local