Rashida Jones, you cunning, pliable, chestnut-haired sunfish.
We had no idea that as well as your spot-on comedic talent (Parks & Recreation, Angie Tribeca), you can sing, dance and possess a genuine nostalgia for the greatest decade ever: the Nineties.
Bringing back all that was good between 1990 and 1999 – including hoop earrings, white flat caps and rollneck crop tops – Jones has directed and starred in a music video for her single, Flip And Rewind, produced by her nephew, Sunny Levine AKA Boss Selection.
The best bit? It pays homage to all the Nineties musical powerhouse greats – TLC, Salt-N- Pepa and Boyz II Men – and not in a taking-the-mick kind of way.
'The inspiration for the video that Will [McCormack] and I directed was to try to evoke the feeling of the Nineties, but not in a mocking way,' Jones told Rolling Stone. 'I think for you and I both, it’s such an important time musically, emotionally and psychologically. Every part of us formed during the Nineties, and we took all of the quintessential R&B videos from the Nineties and did our best to recreate them.'
Jones hails from a slightly musical family – her dad, Quincy Jones, produced Michael Jackson’s Off The Wall, Thriller and Bad albums to name a few – so it’s no surprise she nailed the R&B vibe spot on.
Words: Emma King