Watch Kodaline’s ‘Love Will Set You Free’ Video (Courteney Cox Was So ‘Blown Away’ By the Song She Directed It in Her Own Home!)
Courteney Cox loved Kodaline’s new single so much she didn’t just direct the music video for it – she filmed it at her house and appeared in it, too!
PEOPLE has an exclusive first look at Irish band’s video for “Love Will Set You Free,” a song co-written by Cox’s fiancé, Snow Patrol rocker Johnny McDaid.
“When Johnny first played me ‘Love Will Set You Free,’ I was blown away. The song is incredibly beautiful,” Cox, 51, tells PEOPLE. “After hanging out with the guys and getting to know their personalities, I knew I wanted to direct this video and really showcase who they are as individuals and as musicians.”
Kodaline frontman Steve Garrigan says the whole process, from writing to the video, was very organic. He and his bandmates – Vinny May, Jason Boland and Mark Prendergast – had met fellow Irishman McDaid, 39, a few times before they decided to go into the studio together.
“We recorded that song, and we just got really proud of it,” Garrigan, 27, tells PEOPLE, adding: “Courteney just loved the song so much that she decided to do a video for us.”
The music video wasn’t Cox’s first time in the director’s seat or working with her husband-to-be: She directed some episodes of Cougar Town as well as the drama Just Before I Go, which McDaid wrote music for.
Garrigan says Cox’s focus was on “making us feel comfortable” – which she achieved by shooting in her own Malibu home!
“Basically it was just us hangin’ out,” the indie rocker says. “We flew over some of our friends from Dublin and had a few beers and hung out and were messin’ about.”
Garrigan adds working with the star was a breeze, even if there were some jitters at first.
“When we first went up [to the house], we were quite nervous because she’s Courteney Cox: We’re Friends fans. We have the box sets at home, you know?” he says. But, “Courteney’s an incredible person. You go there, and she just makes everybody feel at home. There’s no airs or graces about her. She’s just a nice person.”
As it turns out, Cox isn’t the only one in her family to make a cameo in the clip. Her daughter, 11-year-old Coco (who Garrigan says “stole the show”), and McDaid also appear.
And with Cox and McDaid’s wedding coming up, will Garrigan and his bandmates be working on their big day?
“That would be fun. We’ve actually played a few of our friends’ weddings before, so yeah, we probably will,” he says. “They’re great.”
Check out the video and article here!
I’ve added photos of Courteney attending the premiere of Amazon’s series Hand Of God at the Ace Theater in Los Angeles, California (August 19).
Public Appearances > Events From 2015 > Aug 19 – Premiere Of Amazon Series “Hand Of God”
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Courteney Cox, Roselyn Sanchez Join ‘Mothers Day’ Movie
Courteney Cox and Roselyn Sanchez have joined the cast of Paul Duddridge’s drama “Mothers Day,” currently in production with shooting in Los Angeles to be completed by the fall.
Previously announced cast includes Susan Sarandon and her daughter Eva Amurri Martino, Sharon Stone, Christina Ricci and Paul Wesley.
“Mothers Day” is Duddridge’s feature film debut, with Nigel Levy co-directing. The script by Paige Cameron is based on a concept by Duddridge.
Producers are Danielle James and Amy Williams, who are both working mothers. The story is focused on a rock photographer who is riding a career high when an unlikely and unexpected pregnancy forces her to turn her lens inward.
Cox just wrapped her sixth season on “Cougar Town.” She is represented by WME and Brillstein Entertainment Partners.
Courteney attended the Just Before I Go special screening at ArcLight Cinemas in Hollywood, California (April 20).
Public Appearances > Events From 2015 > Apr 20 – “Just Before I Go” Special Screening
Courteney attended VH1’s Barely Famous premiere screening and party at The London Hotel in West Hollywood, California (March 12).
Public Appearances > Events From 2015 > Mar 12 – “Barely Famous” Premiere Screening And Party
Courteney appears in the trailer (at 2:21), check it out below!