Taylor Swift... The Interview!
Taylor Swift is seriously hot news right now. Like, seriously. Already an absolute MEGASTAR in the USA (she broke records by having two different albums in the Top 10 on the year end album chart), Taylor's had cameos in CSI and Hannah Montana, been linked to Joe Jonas (of Jo Bro fame), is best buds with a certain Miss Miley Cyrus and, if all that's not enough, she's about to take the UK completely by storm.
I had the pleasure of chatting to Taylor about all sorts of Absolutely Essential things, such as Grey's Anatomy, trivia quizzes, ukuleles and favourite jokes. So read on, read on... because in a few months time, this is the stuff you'll be dying to know about the world's biggest star.
Brrrring, brrring (that's the telephone ringing)
Taylor! So, here you are, in the UK. Have you got three things that you love most about being over here?
Taylor: Number One: fans that make creative signs. Number Two: TopShop [she said this, not us!]. Number Three would be... the cute accents. I love being over here, the fans are amazing, everybody just seems to have such an appreciation for music.
Aw, you flatter us. Your new single, 'Love Song', is gorgeous. What do you love about the song?
Taylor: It's crazy because I just found out it's the number one pop song in the US this morning! It's a song I wrote sat on my bedroom floor. When I write songs, I never know what's going to end up happening to them, I don't know if they'll end up being shelved, or if they'll end up being a number one song. So to see [Love Song] go to number one, and now be released over here... it's crazy.
Tell us more about the song.
Taylor: I wrote the song about a guy I wasn't dating, but I liked him and kinda thought we were gonna start dating. For the first time in my life my family and my friends didn't approve of him, they thought he was a bad guy; they were like "there's something about him, we don't approve." [Because of this] I was able to relate to the whole Romeo and Juliet situation, so I sat down and wrote that song.
Isn't that Miley's boyfriend in the video to 'Love Song'? How did that work out? Any best friend type jealousy?
Taylor: Oh, yeah! Actually, I knew him before she did.
Did you introduce them?
Taylor: No... I can't take credit for that! But I definitely met him before I knew that they were friends.
If you were really in your own love story, who would you have star opposite you?
Taylor: Henry Cavill, from The Tudors.
Are you actually swift (as in, fast) at anything? I.e. Running, swimming, writing your name backwards...
Taylor: I'm not fast at running. I'm not fast at any kind of sports. I'm pretty fast at Trivia Games.
Got a specialist subject?
Taylor: Usually movies, TV Shows, anything celebrity related. Also, I'm pretty fast at signing my autograph!
I suppose you'd have to be. So come on then, tell us: what's your favourite EVER joke?
Taylor: My favourite kind of jokes are [...] those situational conversations. Like, last night on Grey's Anatomy there was this girl and her Dad came in and she was like "Daddy!", then Cristina was talking to Meredith later and Meredith was like, "What's wrong with the patient?" and Cristina goes, "Well, first of all, she calls her Dad, 'Daddy'!" (laughs) So funny.
Do you play any random instruments?
Taylor: Ukulele. I learnt to play in Hawaii.
So, you're a superstar now. What's the most popstar-ish thing you've done?
Taylor: I bought Christian Louboutin heels. I wear them with almost everything in the winter. But they're like really nice boots! So I splurged... and that's my one popstar moment.
Everyone thinks they know everything about you because you're always in the limelight, but is there anything people might be surprised to know?
Taylor: Well... I kind of share everything! (laughs) I always forget to take off my make up off at night. I'm really lazy and sometimes I have my make up on for three days straight.
And, finally, what are your five favourite songs at the moment?
Taylor: 1. Katy Perry - 'Thinking of You'
2. Kings of Leon - 'Closer'
3. Metrostation - 'Now that we're done'
4. HelloGoodbye - 'Here in your Arms'
5. Faith Hill - 'Breathe'
So there you have it! Taylor Swift's new single, 'Love Story', is out 2nd March. Watch the video here (it's totally stunning, the kind of thing everyone wants to be in).
Oh, oh, oh... and Taylor Swift was on Switch with Annie and Nick on Sunday, watch THAT video here.
* The bit about you never hearing of her, not the bit about your age or country. That would be pretty hard to change.