Naomi Campbell reveals that George Michael pitched his Freedom! music video at its premier

Naomi Campbell has revealed that George Michael approached her first to present his iconic Freedom! music video because he recognized his level of influence.

Speaking in the upcoming George Michael documentary Freedom Uncut, the 52-year-old model joined a host of other celebrities as they discussed the 1990 video’s impact on pop culture.

The video, directed by Oscar nominee David Fincher, saw models Cindy Crawford, Naomi Campbell, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Tatjana Patitz team up, while George himself did not appear.

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Candid: Naomi Campbell revealed that George Michael approached her first to present his iconic Freedom! music video as he acknowledged his level of influence

Naomi said of her involvement: “George introduced him to me in LA and his exact words were ‘You’re the leader of the gang and unless you say yes the rest of the girls won’t.’ ”

Meanwhile, Cindy, 56, recalled being told, “He wants five of you, and it has to be you five.”

Elton John added: “It changed the whole face of how videos were made. The video said it all. It was genius and it was a revolutionary thing.

The documentary features a host of famous faces, including George Michael, Stevie Wonder, Sir Elton John, Ricky Gervais, Nile Rogers, Mark Ronson, Tracey Emin, Liam Gallagher, Mary J. Blige, Jean Paul Gaultier and James Corden.

Icon: A host of celebrities have discussed the pop culture impact of the 1990 video for the documentary George Michael Freedom Uncut

Icon: A host of celebrities have discussed the pop culture impact of the 1990 video for the documentary George Michael Freedom Uncut

George was heavily involved with the project before his death and provided the narration for the film, which hits theaters on June 22.

The documentary, released by Sony Music Entertainment and Trafalgar Releasing, will give fans the “full story” of the pop icon and provide an in-depth behind-the-scenes look into George’s tumultuous personal life away from the stage.

George Michael: Freedom Uncut, which is described as his “final work”, will explore an array of exclusive personal archival footage and trace the musician’s life after the release of his 1987 solo album, Faith, through to the making and the release of his 1990 album. -up album Listen Without Prejudice: Vol 1.

Naomi said of her involvement:

Naomi said of her involvement: “George introduced him to me in LA and his exact words were ‘You’re the leader of the gang and unless you say yes the rest of the girls won’t.’ ”

It will also look at the star’s heartache over the loss of his first love Anselmo Feleppa – who died aged 36 from an AIDS-related illness – and the death of his beloved mother.

Additionally, the posthumous release, directed by George and his close friend David Austin, also serves as a reminder of George’s incredible career, from his days in Wham! until his solo career.

The official synopsis for the feature film reads: “George offers an open and honest look at both sides of life; his very public journey in his music career and also his personal life, a side the cameras never really saw.

Thinking back: Cindy, 56, recalled being told about the video

Thinking back: Cindy, 56, recalled being told about the ‘He wants you five, and it has to be you five’ video

Wow: Supermodels Cindy (pictured) Naomi, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Tatjana Patitz teamed up for the video, directed by Oscar nominee David Fincher

Wow: Supermodels Cindy (pictured) Naomi, Christy Turlington, Linda Evangelista and Tatjana Patitz teamed up for the video, directed by Oscar nominee David Fincher

“The film is interspersed with timeless duets with George’s favorite artists and explores how he influenced the cultural landscape of his generation as one of the world’s best-selling musical artists of all time.”

While David shared, “The film is George’s last work. Narrated by George himself, it’s the full story.

“George Michael was an inspiring artist whose story deserves to be shared on the big screen around the world.”

Elton John added: “It changed the whole face of how videos were made.  The video said it all.  It was genius and it was a revolutionary thing'

Elton John added: “It changed the whole face of how videos were made. The video said it all. It was genius and it was a revolutionary thing’

Tom Mackay, President, Premium Content, Sony Music Entertainment, said of the film: “In honor of George’s birthday in June, we are delighted to be working with David Austin and our partners at Trafalgar Releasing to bring fans unprecedented access to his extraordinary life, both on and off stage.

The Amazing singer is set to show his appreciation for superfan Adele, as well as discuss his own death in haunting scenes.

The Hello hitmaker, who has openly shared her adoration for the pop icon, is set to feature in the documentary film, as George shares his ‘love’ for his music.

Memory Lane: George Michael: Freedom Uncut, which is described as his

Memory Lane: George Michael: Freedom Uncut, which is described as his “final work”, will explore an array of exclusive personal archival footage and trace the musician’s life.

In an interview with The Sun, David Austin – George’s close pal and the director of the new film Freedom Uncut turns out – explained how big of an Adele fan George was.

When asked who his mate would have liked to play with, David replied: “I’m probably thinking Adele. He loved Adele, actually. He would sing with Adele.

The documentary features Adele, who dressed up as George for a fancy dress party in 2018 and can be heard singing George’s 1990 track Fastlove.

David discovered the footage of the house used in the feature documentary while rummaging through an old closet.

He said: “I was a little worried at first. “I was going through a cupboard one day and found this little drinks bag – this Harrods cooler bag.

David admitted he used to record everything, but fans will also see the video George filmed himself: “I opened it and it had all of his personal footage that he had lost, that he turned himself.”

George Michael Freedom Uncut is in cinemas worldwide from June 22. Fans can sign up for more info at georgemichaelfreedomuncut.com.

One to watch: George was heavily involved in the project before his death and provided the narration for the film, which hits theaters on June 22

One to watch: George was heavily involved in the project before his death and provided the narration for the film, which hits theaters on June 22

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