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05/14/2013 12:51 pm ET

Sara Bareilles' 'Brave' Video Gets Some Help From Rashida Jones

Rashida Jones has found a new talent. The 37-year-old "Parks and Recreation" star recently tried her hand at directing, leading Sara Bareilles' music video for her latest single, "Brave."

The upbeat video (shown above) has Bareilles and a few fellow dancers breaking it down in unconventional places, including a library, a mall, and a gym. Jones' stint as a director adds to her diverse resume, which already includes singing backup for Maroon 5, creating a comic book series, and writing screenplays.

“I can’t say I had fun working with Rashida,” Bareilles joked, Just Jared reports. “Here’s the thing about working with Rashida. When you’ve plucked someone out of oblivion like I’ve done for her, to give her this opportunity to just sort of step slowly into the realm of entertainment, I would’ve liked to see her raise the bar a bit. But, you know, she’s pleasant. What I wanted from her was ambition and drive, and I didn’t get that.”

"Brave" is the lead single off of Bareilles' fourth studio album, "The Blessed Unrest," hitting stores on July 16.

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