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On March 02, 2001, Britney Spears' Don't Let Me Be the Last to Know music video premiered on TRL. The last music video off the Oops!... I Did It Again album was directed by Herb Ritts, who passed away the following year, on December 2002. The video was shot in two days in Miami, Florida during the last week of January. Britney, who had already been photographed by Ritts in 1999, picked him as the director inspired by his work with Madonna (Cherish, 1989) and Janet Jackson (Love Will Never Do (Without You), 1989). Herb Ritts' signature was to film his videos in black and white, but that was not the case for DLMBTLTK. In an interview for Rolling Stone, he talked about the video: The video debuted at #1 on TRL and topped this list a number of times throughout its run. Despite Britney saying it "was the funnest video I've ever done," it was reported that both her mom Lynne and then-boyfriend Justin Timberlake weren't as excited about the clip, which shows Britney wearing just a bikini top and denim shorts, cuddling and kissing a shirtless man at the beach. The video in fact was revised and the most "raunchy" scenes were cut out of the official version. However, the cut content and some bloopers were released later on 2004's Greatest Hits: My Prerogative DVD. In 2002, the French model Brice Durand, who plays Britney's interest in the video, gave an interview for journalist Sean Bickerton where he talked about his experience filming the video, from being picked after a messy casting audition to working with Britney Spears and Herb Ritts. He narrated the day he did the audition: "It was a Thursday horrible - it was raining very hard, I had had a long day, five or six appointments, and a friend was taking me to all of them on his motorcycle, so I was getting all wet. My jeans were soaked, my hair was a mess, I was totally deplorable. So I was just calling my agent to tell them that I had completed the days when they told me to go to an audition for a clip of Britney Spears. At this point I was so messy, I was dirty and wanted nothing more than to go home and dry up, but I thought "Who cares, I'm at it," without expecting anything." He said they had auditioned more than six hundred guys: 200 from L.A., 200 from N.Y. and 200 from Miami. When he arrived, everyone had already gone, and there were just a pile of cards everywhere and he thought he had no chance. The next Sunday he got a call telling him that he was accepted for the video, and was informed that he would be the only model appearing with Britney on the shoot. In the interview he explains sometimes it's hard to work with female models for photoshoots and such, where they can get mad if you put your hand where you shouldn't or they think he's being flirty when he's just trying to be as realistic as possible while keeping it professional. He thus thought Britney would be no exception, and was expecting a diva behavior from her. He said that even though they improvised a little on the scenes, Herb Ritts was always giving them direction making sure everything went well, and also praised Britney for always nailing her scenes in one take. Related: