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Here's why the hunk in Adele's Hello music video looks familiar

Published 24/10/2015 | 10:22

Tristan Wilds in Adele's new music video, Hello
Tristan Wilds in Adele's new music video, Hello
Tristan Wilds in Adele's new music video, Hello
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Did the mystery hunk in Adele's Hello music video look familiar? He should.

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Actor Tristan Wilds, best known for his roles as Michael in The Wire and Dixon in 90210, is still breaking the internet thanks to his appearance in the British singer's much anticipated return to music.

The 25-year-old plays her former love interest who we see in dreamy flashbacks. Wilds is no stranger to music, having recorded his own album in 2013 and he was even nominated for a Grammy for Best Urban Contemporary Album, but lost out to Rihanna.

In other pressing Adele news, director Xavier Dolan explained the use of a flip phone in the six minute music video and it was for simply practical reasons.

Tristan Wilds in Adele's new music video, Hello
Tristan Wilds in Adele's new music video, Hello

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“The use of flip-flop phones is coherent with the rest of my work,” he told Fusion.net.

 “I can’t get my head around filming iPhones—they’re too real, too identifiable with our everyday lives. Same for cars. I feel bad filming Toyotas and Kias.

"As soon as you film these elements, it’s like you’re shooting whatever commercial. I find them to be non-narrative elements.”

Now you know.

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