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    It's a wrap - new photos emerge of Princess Of China video shoot following its completion

    princessofchina650a_1.pngMore photos have emerged over the past 48 hours from the Princess of China music video set, which was recorded in Los Angeles over two days this week, which Coldplay have been shooting with Rihanna. Not only that, some websites are saying that the single will be released in June so the video may be released sometime around then.


    The photos, of extras involved in the video along with Chris Martin were discovered via the Facebook page of actor/stuntman Marcus Natvidad and also, more recently, an article as featured in this weekend's The Sun, which has the following pictures of Rihanna and Chris dressed in what they call 'Star-Wars inspired costume'.


    These are in addition to the photo of Chris Martin that was tweeted by Phil Harvey on the official Coldplay Twitter account yesterday when he said: "It's a wrap on #princessofchina PH". Read on for a round-up of the photos, and also some of your comments of your thoughts of the video shoot...

    Check out the latest discussion on the video shoot at the Princess Of China sub-forum on the messageboard now!


    The Sun's article continued: Chris Martin would make a decent Luke Skywalker. The Coldplay frontman larked about in his Star Wars-style costume on the set of his and Rihanna's video for new single Princess Of China. Rihanna, dressed as a geisha, looked a bit like Princess Leia. She should keep the outfit for Kablah-blah lessons with her new bloke Ashton Kutcher. Rihanna and Chris – who have become good pals since teaming up for the song – spent two days filming the promo in LA. There was no sign of Chris's bandmates. They were fiddling with their lightsabers in the Millennium Falcon.


    Some of the latest Coldplayer comments on the Princess Of China video shoot photos:


    I have a general gripe against green-screen videos, they look too artificial. if they were to go on location (China!) that would be cool, but time and money are probably an issue. that's why the video for paradise was so cool, it was all on location. but still, video looks interesting, has some potential. [thanks The Red Army]


    Wait. Are we sure this is all Japanese and not Chinese? Maybe it's Kung Fu. Maybe Rihanna is being ignorant. I don't know the Chinese equivalent of a geisha but I'm sure they have one. [thanks Blue Nails]


    As a Chinese, i must say, yeah, i'm very frustrated. The people in the pics are no Chinese elements. Thanks to the people who understand the difference between Jap and Chn. I know it's a shame for our country that can't bring the band in, the MV shooting or the shows. But it's not we fans here can do. The gov does so. I was very looking forward the PoC video, but it may turn out to be a Asian or Jap video, without no Chinese sense. Whatever, I still love my Coldplay. [thanks Jkxuan]


    NINJAS! WTF?!?!?!?! Where's the urban industrial orwellian opressive world??? predict it going to the trash can and recording with elephant suits, that's just not right.... [thanks Prospector]


    If one feature concerns only one of the songs of a concept album, I think it can still be considered as a tight and cohesive concept album. I think 'oppressive Orwellian world' would be a feature of Major Minus and not Princess of China. But that's just my interpretation. Who knows what the 'warriors' ior whatever in the photos are up to? It's just some pictures taken outside of the set (though yes they look quite scary). I think whatever the form/external appearance (elephant costume, giraffe costume or whatever costume) is, the Paradise video fits the concept behind the song (basically, the sense of feeling hopeless and misplaced and sudenly finding your paradise, your own source of solace - that's what happens to the elephant; it could be a bloody giraffe, the core idea would still be the same). The question is, as far I as understand the matter, is how these people in the pictures fit in in a song called 'Princess of China' and in the overall idea of the album. [thanks suzanafg]


    I really want to see this now that I've seen the ninjas. I can't even imagine what it will be like. Very curious indeed! I liked what they did with Paradise. Remember we all thought that model was gonna be in it, but it turned out to be really great and funny? From the look of these pictures I think this could be the same! I don't know why everyone is so worried that this is more Japanese than Chinese. The song has nothing to do with china, other then the title. Plus, like someone else already said, we don't know the story yet, and it's very possible China will be in it. Don't judge it till you see it. [thanks Cheese Nip 2]


    I have to admit! I dont much care if its Japan or China ! Its Coldplay! And I think judging from the photos Chris looks like he is having fun! And If CHRIS has fun, I think we will all have fun! I like rihanna's white jumpsuit ! Maybe it wont be that bad! We can be optimistic! [thanks teernabh5]


    This video is going to be very racist. [thanks Brent]


    People, so much negativity over something that is basically someone's artistic idea...? This is a VIDEO for gosh sakes, let's enjoy whatever the guys have decided.....You will either like it or you won't, but I guarantee the world will keep spinning. If I had been told weeks in advance that Coldplay in elephant suits was to turn into one of their instant classics, I probably would've scratched my head and said Hmmmmm......when in reality, Chris' rather spur-of-the-moment vision is one of their best ever (IMO of course)..... I for one can't wait to see POC results and be damned with the political correctness, racist remarks, rather boring critiques based on a few photos and literally something that doesn't even exist quite yet. It's ART folks, and this is COLDPLAY......nothing more needs saying. Relax and learn to enjoy the simple things with a touch of humor and the sheer joy that being a COLDPLAYER brings to our lives. There's no one else like them on the planet, that's why we love 'em! [thanks ashland421]


    So far we have Ninjas, Samurai and Geishas. All of them are Japanese. Why would you use them for a song that is called Princess Of China? [thanks Tash]


    And btw the lyrics have absolutely nothing to do with China, neither does the music, or very minimally. So depicting Chinese culture accurately is not that vital, although it is disrespectful to mix China and Japan. The worse thing would be if all the ninjas would start dancing and stuff LOLOLOL even though it's a "sad" song. Chris already acts like Eminem when he sings it live. But so far I have absolutely no idea how they will pull it off. Like, is it going to have a storyline? How are Chris and Rihanna going to interact? And it can't have a happy ending. So the mission of the ninjas and their leader Chris Skywalker to save the Princess who he dumped has to be unsuccessful. So very confusing. And that director's previous work doesn't look promising. Ugh. Nevertheless, I'm optimistic. It certainly looks interesting. [thanks Nikola]


    I wonder if Chris has in some way been confused about Japan and China - I mean Lovers in Japan with all the butterflies (butterflies and China make sense) and Princess of China (with all this strong Japanese influence even though the song title says China). I wonder if Rihanna's character and the other geishas are in trouble / threatened or captured by these Ninjas etc. and Chris (and the other samurais) then fight them and win. But still weird plot in a video for a song called Princess of China. [thanks nancyk58]


    Chris: "I've got a GREAT idea! We're gonna have fun! This should be a ninja story, and we're going to save a geisha". What someone should have answered: "Dude. The song is Priness of China. It doesn't have to be Asian-themed anyway, but if you want to, at least get your country right." [thanks Coeurli]


    This is the first time I saw the pictures, I thought people were joking about this. All I can say is: What the fuck. It looks like they are just throwing everything stereotypically "Asian" into a video. What does the concept of the story actually have to do with Asia? The only "Asian" thing about the song is the riff. The story and Mylo Xyloto as a whole have nothing to do with this. I didn't like the Charlie Brown video, but at least it made sense with the themes of the record. Japan is not the same thing as China. This is like saying the USA and Germany are exactly the same country because they both contain mostly white people. It's nonsense. China and Japan are actually very different nations that have thousands of years of separate, unique history and have shed a lot of blood fighting each other. I think Chinese people would be incredibly frustrated with this. It would be like someone making a video about France and containing nothing but German icons. But anyway, I will not rant any further. Fact of the matter is that we aren't going to see the video for a few months and we shouldn't judge until we see it. But dear God, it looks so bad. [thanks Kiame]


    Jeez, what are you worrying about? So what Ninja's and Samurai's are Japanese and not Chinese? It's almost the same as saying that Paradise or The Scientist aren't correct. An elephant can't ride a bike!! and people can't walk and sing in reverse!! I'm actually getting sort of excited how this video's gonna look like, it could either be a total flop or a really great one. The only thing I'm worried about is that I haven't seen Guy, Will or Jonny anywhere. [thanks 42JTR]


    Latest new photos of Coldplay's video shoot in Los Angeles for the song Princess Of China (March 22-23):






















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