As one of the most successful artists in the world, there’s not a lot we don’t know about Taylor Swift. But as part of her May cover story for Vogue, the multi-hyphenate entertainer took part in the magazine’s 73 Questions series and revealed some things we had actually never heard from her before — it even got a little dark. Here’s what we learned:
1. She really loves The Martian
Not only is the Golden Globe-winning film her answer to the one thing that recently “moved” her, but she also names The Martian as a movie that made her cry her eyes out.
2. She also loves Friends … and is very pragmatic about that love
Swift has been very outspoken in the past about her love of Friends. But when asked to name one song she wishes she could have written, she cites the series’ theme song — “I’ll Be There for You” by The Rembrandts — because of “those royalties.”
3. She lost track of how many guitars she owns
Swift says that she “lost track” sometime in 2007, one year following her self-titled debut album.
4. If Swift wasn’t a singer, she’d be in advertising
Though she told people when she was five years old that she was going to be a stockbroker just like her father, realistically, Swift would probably be in advertising had the music thing not worked out: “Coming up with slogans and concepts is the same as hooks and songs.”
5. She is very #onbrand
Swift’s favorite cocktail? “Vodka and Diet Coke.” The answer should come as no surprise considering she has starred in commercials for Diet Coke in the past.
6. Taylor Swift is kind of dark!
The most surprising moments from the interview came courtesy of Swift’s candid, deadpan responses to questions like, “What’s one thing you still have from your childhood?” Pausing briefly, she answered, “My insecurities.”
Asked about the most important life lesson for someone to learn, Swift quickly and levelly replied, “Karma is real.”
Meanwhile, Swift is all too aware of how she’s been portrayed in the media since she was just a teen; she admits that she has Googled herself in the past, and she recommends never doing so. Plus, if she could tell her 19-year-old self anything, it would be, “You’re gonna date just like a normal twentysomething should be allowed to but you’re going to be a national lightning rod for slut-shaming.”
And her advice for anyone who wants to become a singer? “Get a good lawyer.” Follow your dreams, kids!
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