I totally forgot how much I love this song and how good this music video. Over a year ago, Katy Perry‘s “The One That Got Away” music video was released and only just now has the unseen director’s cut been leaked/released.
The original video is just under 5-minutes, while this one is about 7-minutes long. There’s an extended opening scene and extended ending in this version that’s worth checking out. As you may recall in the original, Perry plays both the young and old version of herself in this video. We see flashbacks of her falling in love with the man of her dreams (played by Diego Luna), while cutting back to a present day “old lady” version of her.
As I mentioned when writing about Katy Perry being honored as the Billboard Woman of the Year for 2012, Katy has the ability to inspire and she does such a fantastic job of telling stories through her music and really connecting with people through her music. This video and song was a perfect example of that.