Thursday, July 10, 2014

The Girl in the Video: “Goody Two Shoes” (1982)

Introduction to series “The Girl in the Video 2” (including list of interviewees).

The video: “Goody Two Shoes” by Adam Ant.

The girl-now-woman: Caroline Munro. 


How old were you when you appeared in the “Goody Two Shoes” video?

In my thirties.

Where were you living at the time?


What music videos, shows, or movies had you appeared in prior to that?

Meat Loaf’s “If You Really Want To.” Lots of movies including James Bond [The Spy Who Loved Me], sci-fi, and Hammer Horror films. Sang with Gary Numan [on] “Pump Me Up” [1984].

How were you cast in
“Goody Two Shoes”?

Adam knew my work and chose me on that basis.

Do you remember what your reaction was when you were cast?

Delighted as I was a big Adam fan!

Where was the video filmed?

In an old sanatorium in Virginia Water in England.

How long was the shoot?

Two days, I think.

How did you feel making the video?

I had a brilliant time. Adam was very visionary; he did all the storyboards.

What was the hardest part of the shoot?

It was hard work but fun.

How was it to work with Adam Ant? What was he like? Did he hit on you?

He was a perfect charming gentleman and very beautiful. I was engaged at the time but we did have a chemistry.

Any funny stories from the shoot?

He gave me jelly crocodile sweets.

Anything go wrong on the shoot?

Not as far as I could see.

What did you think of the video?

It was superb. Great song, great video!

What did your parents think of it?

They enjoyed it.

What did your friends think of it?

I had lots of positive feedback.

Did you watch the MTV World Premiere of the video, and if so, where and how did that feel?

Yes I did and it was great.

Did the video ever affect your dating life in any way (i.e. when you first told boyfriends you were the woman in it)?


Did you receive fan mail? If so, do you still have any of it?

I get a lot of fan mail; some mention the video.

Did the video generate any controversy that you know of?


Were you ever recognized in public?

Yes, but as I am in films, I am used to this.

Did you appear in other music videos after that?

Meat Loaf may have been after. [It was: 1983.]

Did you ever meet other women who were female leads in a mainstream ‘80s rock video?

Diana Dors.

If you went to college, where and what did you study?

University of Brighton. Art.

What are you doing these days?


Where do you live?


If you are/were married, what was your future husband’s reaction when he learned you were in this video?

Embraced it!


Two daughters, 19 and 23.

What do they think of the video?

They love it. We have all been to see Adam in concert recently.

What did you think when you first heard from me?

I am used to being approached about my work.

Has anyone else ever interviewed you about this? If so, when and for what publication?

Yes. Too numerous to mention.

Have you appeared at any fan conventions to sign autographs? If not, would you?

Yes, I often attend.

Did you stay in touch with Adam Ant?

Have met him on a few occasions.

When was the last time you were in touch?

About two years ago at his concert in London.

How do you look back on the experience?


Tweet about this interview to @adamaofficial!

Next: John Waite, “Change” (1982).


Cougar said...

Thanks for sharing all that!! I liked that video. Lat time I saw Atom Ant on on the TV show "equalizer", I heard he ended up in a mental ward. Any true to that?

Eric D. said...

Yes. Adam Ant has a lifelong struggle with bipolar disorder. For a time he was committed to a hospital but got treatment and is, to my knowledge managing it, and thankfully still making music.

Cougar said...

Eric D Thanks for the update.

Unknown said...

Funny , cheeky clip . Maybe inspired by benny hill.Caroline is classy.