Natalie Portman Stars in New Paul McCartney Video

"I rang her up and said 'Hey, I'm Stella's dad!'" Sir Paul says of hiring the actress

Sir Paul McCartney has launched his new music video with a little help from a friend … of his daughter Stella.

Natalie Portman appears as a dancing ghost in the video for McCartney’s single “Dance Tonight,” which had its worldwide premiere Wednesday on YouTube. (See it below.)

McCartney connected with Portman through his fashion-designer daughter, Stella, who makes the non-leather shoes Portman buys.

“I rang her up and said ‘Hey, I’m Stella’s dad!’ ” McCartney said in a press release for the video. “She had a bit of time off as she was between films so it was great.”

In the video, Portman, 25, plays a “futurist electronic ghost,” according to the release, who dances to the sound of McCartney’s mandolin.

The video also stars actor Mackenzie Crook, who played Gareth in the British version of The Office and is in the last two Pirates of the Caribbean movies. It was directed by Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind helmer Michel Gondry.

“Dance Tonight” is the opening track on McCartney’s latest CD, his 21st solo album, Memory Almost Full, which will be released in the U.S. on June 5.

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