Lionel Richie worried about 1984 'Hello' video

Nov 03, 2014, 06:54 IST | IANS

Los Angeles: Talking about his 1984 album 'Can't Slow Down', singer Lionel Richie has admitted that his sculpted likeness in music video for 'Hello' left him feeling worried to death.

In the promotional video, Richie portrayed an art tutor in love with a blind student and he was concerned that the sculpture looked so little like him, reports

Director Bob Giraldi insisted that this was in fact the intention in a bid to ease his nerves.

In an interview with Billboard magazine, Richie said: "When I saw the bust, I said, 'Bob, it doesn't look like me'. He said, 'We'll talk about it later'.

"We filmed one segment. I went back and said, 'You really have to take a look at this.' We filmed the second segment, and here comes the third, where I had to shoot with the bust. Again, I said, 'Bob, it doesn't look like me.' Bob turned to me and said, 'Lionel, she's blind. End of subject.'

"In other words, if she got a perfect look, what kind of exceptional person is this? It's got to look a little skewed and off.

"But it worried me to death to stand next to this bust. I'm going, 'Oh, my God, I hope the world doesn't see me looking like this'."

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