73 Questions With Taylor Swift | Vogue

published on July 2, 2020

(doorbell dinging)

– Taylor
– Hey

– [Host] Hi

– Come in

– [Host] Thank you so much
for fitting a 73 question

interview in to your busy schedule

– Oh, it's all good

– [Host] Alright, cool, let's do this

So what's keeping you busy these days?

– I'm just working out and
getting ready for Grammys

– [Host] What's the most
exciting thing in life right now?

– Grammys

– [Host] What are you completely
bored of in life right now?

– Clickbait

– [Host] What is something
that recently moved you?

– The movie The Martian

– [Host] Okay

What do you have goin' on over here?

– This is a room where
I write a lot of songs

– [Host] Nice piano

How many guitars do you own?

– I lost track of that in probably 2007

– [Host] What's the first
song you learned to play

on the guitar?

– Kiss Me by Sixpence None The Richer

– [Host] What's the first thing
you do when you get an idea

for a song?

– I record a voice memo
of myself singing it

or I write it down in my notes

– [Host] What's your songwriting process?

– Lots of preparation

I write a lot of my ideas
down before I get in to

the actual session

– [Host] What song took you
the least amount of time

to write?

– Blank Space 'cause I'd
written a lot of the lines down

already in the year preceding the session

– [Host] Which one took you the longest?

– All Too Well 'cause it's
a really emotional song

I kept putting it down for months on end

– [Host] So is this
the room where you keep

all of your awards?

– No, they're kind of everywhere

Do you wanna see the rest of the house?

– [Host] Yes

– Amazing

– [Host] Alright, let's do it

Who is your favorite teacher?

– My guitar player Paul
Sidoti teaches me a lot

on the road about piano and guitar

– [Host] If you could teach
one subject in school,

what would it be?

– English

– [Host] Okay, so you're
a scrabble player

– Yeah, that's a word you might know

Check it out

– [Host] Uh, yep

Something tells me that's planned

– Nope, that was spontaneous

I'm a very spontaneous person

– [Host] What's your favorite beverage?

– Coffee, would you like some?

– [Host] Let's see what you got

– I have espresso, I have regular coffee,

I have different flavors

I have a VMA here

You can't really take
that, I don't think, but

– [Host] You definitely can't drink it

– Nah, you could stir with it though

– [Host] Actually, I'll have a water

– Okay

– [Host] Thank you very much

What's your favorite cocktail?

– Vodka diet Coke

– [Host] What's your favorite food?

– I mean, if we're just saying like,

what I wish I could eat everyday
if calories didn't count,

is like, chicken tenders

– [Host] What would you
order at a drive through?

– Cheeseburger, fries, chocolate shake

– [Host] What was the best
birthday cake you've ever had?

– It was from Milkbar

It was for my 25th
birthday and it was so good

that even Jay-Z raved about it

– [Host] Thank you very much

What was the last thing you baked?

– A gluten free, dairy
free chocolate cake

– [Host] What one thing do you
need to have in your fridge

at any given time?

– Hummus, weirdly

– [Host] What's one thing you still have

from your childhood?

– My insecurities

Do you wanna go outside and check out

the other situation?

– [Host] Let's check
out the other situation

What's your favorite TV show of all time?

– Friends

– [Host] Favorite TV show
that's currently on the air?

– Dateline

– [Host] What is your favorite movie?

– Love, Actually

– [Host] What was a movie that
made you cry your eyes out?

– Oh my God, The Martian

– [Host] Why do you think
you're the most followed person

on Instagram?

– Because my cats are adorable

– [Host] So, have you
ever Googled yourself?

– Yeah

– [Host] Taylor, what do you
think when you Google yourself?

– I think,

you should never Google yourself again

– [Host] If you had a
superpower, what would it be?

– Healing people

– [Host] If you were not a
singer, what would you be doing?

– Might be in advertising

Maybe like, coming up
with slogans and concepts

is the same as hooks and songs

– [Host] Well, this is
very lovely out here

– Thank you

– [Host] Can you show me a
really cool or bizarre talent?

– Okay, I'm well aware
that this is not a talent,

but this is the only thing that I can do

I have double jointed elbows, so

– [Host] No

Oh man

– Yep They're weird

– They're a little bit weird
– Yeah

– [Host] What's something you can't do?

– I can't do a cartwheel or a handstand

– [Host] What's the best
compliment you've ever received?

– That I'm generous

– [Host] What is the best
gift you've ever received?

– My boyfriend planted
an olive tree in my yard

for Christmas

– [Host] What's one habit
you wish you could break?

– Well, when I'm sitting
there, usually I just do this

with my leg and people
think that I'm nervous

and then they get nervous
and then everybody's nervous

– [Host] Do you have any nicknames?

– Yeah, my brother calls me taffy

– [Host] What surprises
you most about people?

– I'm pleasantly surprised by the fact

that I tell my friends
absolutely everything

and it never ends up getting out

– [Host] What makes you
laugh no matter what?

– Kevin Hart

– [Host] What does creativity mean to you?

– Creativity is getting inspiration

and having that lightning
bolt idea moment,

and then having the hard
work ethic to sit down

at the desk and write it down

– [Host] So I found out Nicole
Kidman swam with sharks

What's the most adventurous
thing you've done?

– Watching Shark Week

– [Host] What's your
favorite lyrics of all time?

– "I had some dreams, they
were clouds in my coffee,"

from You're So Vain by Carly Simon

– [Host] What's one song that
you wish you had written?

– The Friends theme song
cause of those royalties

– [Host] What's a great fan
moment that comes to mind?

– I'll be driving down
the street and I'll see

a kid walking down the street
with my shirt on from my tour

and I'll just stop my
car and be like, "Hey

"Nice shirt"

– [Host] Most memorable
career moment so far?

– I think filming the Bad Blood video

was my favorite memory

– [Host] What's one accomplishment
you're most proud of?

– My Grammys

– [Host] What's something
you've always wanted to try

but you've been too scared to do?

– Oh, Coachella

– [Host] What's your spirit animal?

– A dolphin 'cause they're very social

They travel in groups

– Hey Taylor

– Oh hey

– Hey, my wife and I's
anniversary's comin' up

Where should I take her?

– Congratulations, and you
should take her to Big Sur

You're welcome

– [Host] It's freezing outside

– [Taylor] Yeah it is

– [Host] Alright, what advice
would you give to anyone

who wants to become a singer?

– Get a good lawyer

– [Host] Any pre-show rituals?

– Yeah, I stretch, I warm up my voice,

and then my band and dancers
and I get in a huddle,

and it's just good vibes

– [Host] What's the most
difficult song to perform on stage

and why?

– There's a song I wrote
called The Best Day

that is about my mom and
it's just hard to sing

'cause it makes me really emotional

– [Host] So, this is a
really great room you have

– [Taylor] Thank you

– [Host] And you have a lot of cats

– [Taylor] Yeah

– [Host] How many cats are in this room?

– Probably more than 10, and I
don't know if you're counting

the one that's alive down there

– [Host] What?

There's a cat there, I see the kitty

Alright, here's one for you

If you were a cat, would you
get along with your cats?

– Probably not

They would probably not
think that I'm cool

– [Host] How many cat breeds
can you name in 10 seconds?

– When do we start?

– [Host] Go

– British Shorthair,
Scottish Fold, Himalayan,

Exotic Shorthair, Exotic Longhair,

Sphinx cat, Munchkin, Siamese,

Um, um, the, the

– [Host] Times up

Amazing

What's the coolest thing in this room?

– I can do so much better than that

The coolest thing in this
room I think is the fireplace

– [Host] Nice

If you could raid one woman's
closet, who would it be?

– Blake Lively

– [Host] What's your favorite
fashion trend of all time?

– High waisted stuff

– [Host] Besides your phone and wallet,

what's a couple must have purse items?

– I have this lavender
antibacterial hand spray

that I have and whenever me and my friends

are in a public bathroom
and we have to wait in line

at the sink to wash our hands,

I'm like, "No, check it out"

(spraying sounds)

And everybody's like, "Thanks girl"

– [Host] Can you tell me
what you'll be wearing

to this year's Met Gala?

– I'm going to be dressed as a robot

and I'm gonna carry a sword

– [Host] Okay, so my little
cousin Julia wants to know

what did you want to do
with your life at age five?

– When I was five, I knew
that my dad was a stock broker

but I did not know what
a stock broker was,

yet I walked around telling
people "I'm gonna be

"a stock broker when I grow up"

– [Host] What's the one thing
you wish you knew at 19?

– If I could talk to my 19 year old self,

I'd just say, "Hey, you
know, you're gonna date

"just like a normal 20
something should be allowed to,

"but you're going to be
a national lightning rod

"for slut shaming"

– [Host] What's something you
will not be doing in 10 years?

– Something I will not
be doing in 10 years,

I'll be 36, I really hope
that I'm not stressed

about the idea of approaching 40

I hope that aging is not something

that really freaks me out

– [Host] What do you think is
the most important life lesson

for someone to learn?

– That karma's real

– [Host] Okay, what can you
say in another language?

– I can count to 10 in German

– [Host] Do it

– Eins, zwei, drei, vier,
fünf, sechs, sieben,

acht, neun, zehn

– [Host] Go Taylor

– Thank you

– [Host] Okay, I hate to break it to you,

but the interview is coming to an end

– Okay, well, I'll walk you to the door

– [Host] Okay

What did you love most about
the town where you grew up in?

– I grew up in Wyomissing, Pennsylvania,

and I liked the fact that it had

a lot of historic buildings

– [Host] What's the bravest
thing you've ever done?

– Writing the Apple Music letter

– [Host] Most spontaneous
thing you've ever done?

– Writing the Apple Music letter

– [Host] What's one goal
you're determined to achieve

in your lifetime?

– I really want an
honorary doctorate degree

because Ed Sheeran has one
and I feel like he looks down

on me now 'cause I don't have one

– [Host] Alright Taylor, we did it

Now it is time for the final question

– I'm gonna take you over
here first and let you out

– [Host] Okay, great

What is your favorite scented candle?

– Byredo Treehouse

That is it

– [Host] Oh my God, that's amazing

– Thanks
– I'm gonna go buy it

right now
– Bye

– [Host] Thanks Taylor, see you later

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