Actor and director Olivia Wilde, who won the Independent Spirit Award for Best First Feature for her directorial debut, thanked the founding member of Red Hot Chili Peppers, Anthony Kiedis for his contribution to her directing career while celebrating his birthday.
The ‘Don’t Worry Darling’ director took to her verified Instagram the other day and shared a series of photos of Anthony Kiedis from the set of the filming the music video for Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ song ‘Dark Necessities.’ She captioned the photos by saying that she owed her directing career to music videos.
Then Wilde had described being a music video director as her first love just before she celebrated Kiedis’ 58th birthday. She wrote as follows to show her gratitude to the singer who gave a chance to direct a music video of the legendary rock band:
“I owe my directing career to music videos, my first love, and today is the birthday of one person who trusted me with a video years ago, 5 months preggo with Lil Daisy. Thank you forever, Anthony Kiedis, and Happy Birthdayyyyyyy ❤️”
The music video directed by Wilde, featuring female skateboarders Amanda Caloi, Carmen Shafer, Noelle Mulligan, and Amanda Powell, was released through Facebook on June 16, 2016. Shortly after the release, Wilde spoke to Entertainment Weekly and expressed how much she was proud of having worked with the bandmates Flea, Chad Smith, and Josh Klinghoffer alongside Kiedis. She added:
“They’re so interesting that you really just have to let them have a free space to play in and set them free and they just do 90 percent of the work for you.”
See below to view Wilde’s Instagram post.