Hayley Williams Will Play “Crimson Curse” in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” Video

The world has long known that Paramore lead singer Hayley Williams will appear in Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” video.

We now know the identity of her character.

Swift confirmed that Williams will play “The Crimson Curse” in the celebrity-heavy video.  The reveal follows Swift’s announcements that she, herself, will play Catastrophe, Lily Aldridge will appear as Frostbyte and Zendaya will portray Cut-Throat.

The video will premiere as part of the May 17 Billboard Music Awards.  A poster spotlighting Williams’ character follows:

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Hayley Williams in the “Bad Blood” video


Written by Brian Cantor

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