Sienna Miller Goes Insane for the Hours
Sienna Miller is flirting with the edge once again for a creative project.
The blonde actress was tapped by British rockers the Hours to star in a long-form music video for their track “See The Light.”
Director Tony Kaye (American History X) along with art director Damien Hirst shepherd the 26-year-old actress through the intense footage, where she plays a patient in a mental hospital.
Art director Hirst is among the most-successful artists of modern times. A London auction of 200 of his pieces in 2008 garnered $125 million.
Damien’s signature animal carcasses and Sienna’s tears, temper tantrums and chain-smoking pepper the clip, which is basically a complete nervous breakdown in just under eight minutes.
“Death feels like the safest place for me right now,” a frenzied Sienna confesses, her eye makeup smeared and hands shaking.
The work is reminiscent of Miller’s turn as Andy Warhol-muse Edie Sedgwick in Factory Girl, so far the best critical reception of her career.
Of late, Sienna’s personal life has been getting bad reviews. The public and paparazzi targeted Miller after she went publicly naked on the Italian Mediterranean with married Brothers & Sisters actor Balthazar Getty in the late summer of this year.
The two have shared very public on-and-off periods in the past months, leaving little focus on their actual careers.
In addition to the Hours clip, Sienna can soon be seen alongside Keira Knightley and Matthew Rhys in The Edge of Love. The semi-biographical picture explores a love triangle among revered Welsh poet Dylan Thomas, his wife and another woman.
Going against character, Sienna plays the wife.