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  • (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