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  • - Taylor, hi. - Hey.

  • Come in.

  • Thank you so much for fitting a 73 question interview into your busy schedule.

  • Oh, it's all good.

  • Alright, cool.

  • Let's do this.

  • So, what's keeping you busy these days?

  • I'm just working out and getting ready for Grammys.

  • What's the most exciting thing in life right now?

  • Grammys.

  • What are you completely bored of in life right now?

  • Clickbait.

  • What is something that recently moved you?

  • The movie, The Martian.

  • Okay, what do you have going on over here?

  • This is a room where I write a lot of songs.

  • Nice piano.

  • How many guitars do you own?

  • I lost track of that in probably 2007.

  • What's the first song you learn to play on the guitar?

  • Um, "Kiss Me" by Sixpence None the richer.

  • What's the first thing you do when you get an idea for a song?

  • I record a voice memo myself singing it or I write it down in my notes.

  • What's your songwriting process?

  • Um, lots of preparation.

  • I write a lot of my ideas down before I get into the actual session.

  • What song took you the least amount of time to write?

  • "Blank Space," because I'd written a lot of the line's down already in the year preceding the session.

  • Which one took it the longest?

  • "All too well," cause it's a really emotional song.

  • I kept putting it down for months on end.

  • So is this the room where you keep all of your awards?

  • Um, no, they're kind of everywhere.

  • Do you want to see the rest of the house?

  • Yes.

  • - Amazing. - All right, let's do it.

  • Who is your favorite teacher?

  • Uh, my guitar player, Paul Sidoti, teaches me a lot on the road about piano and guitar.

  • If you could teach one subject in school, what would it be?

  • English.

  • Okay, see your Scrabble player?

  • And it's a word you might know.

  • Check it out.

  • (Hello Vogue) Yep, something tells you that's planned.

  • Nope, that was spontaneous, I'm a very spontaneous person.

  • What's your favorite beverage?

  • Coffee.

  • Would you like some?

  • 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...

  • You definitely can't drink it.

  • No, you could stir with it, though.

  • Actually, I'll have a water.

  • Okay.

  • Thank you very much.

  • What's your favorite cocktail?

  • Vodka Diet Coke.

  • What's your favorite food?

  • I mean, if we're just saying, like what I wish I could eat every day if calories aren't counted, it's like... chicken tenders.

  • What would you order at a drive through?

  • Um, cheeseburger, fries, chocolate shake.

  • What was the best birthday cake you've ever had?

  • It was from Milk Bar.

  • It was for my 25th birthday, and it was so good that even Jay-Z raved about it.

  • Thank you very much.

  • What was the last thing you baked?

  • Um, a gluten-free dairy-free chocolate cake.

  • What one thing do you need to have in your fridge at any given time?

  • Homis, Weirdly.

  • What's one thing you still have from your childhood?

  • My insecurities.

  • Do you want to go outside and check out the other situation?

  • Let's check out the other situation.

  • What's your favorite TV show of all time?

  • "Friends".

  • Favorite TV show that's currently on the air?

  • "Dateline".

  • What is your favorite movie?

  • "Love Actually".

  • What was the movie that made you cry your eyes out?

  • My god, "The Martian".

  • Why do you think you're the most followed person on Instagram?

  • Because my cats are adorable.

  • So have you ever Googled yourself?

  • Yeah.

  • Taylor, what do you think when you Google yourself?

  • I think... "You should never Google yourself again."

  • If you had a superpower, what would it be?

  • Healing people.

  • If you were not a singer, what would you be doing?

  • Might be in advertising.

  • Maybe like coming up with slogans and concepts, it's the same as... as hooks in songs.

  • Well, this is very lovely out here.

  • Thank you.

  • Can you show me a really cool or bizarre talent?

  • Okay, I'm well aware that this is not a talent, but this is like the only thing that I can do!

  • I have double-jointed elbows, so.

  • - Oh, man. - Yeah, they're weird - They're a little bit weird.

  • What's something you can't do?

  • I can't do a cartwheel or a handstand.

  • What's the best compliment you've ever received?

  • That I'm generous?

  • What is the best gift you've ever received?

  • My boyfriend planted a... um... an olive tree in my yard for Christmas.

  • What's one habit you wish you could break?

  • Well, when I'm sitting there usually, I just do this with my leg like...

  • And people think that I'm nervous and then they get nervous, and then everybody's nervous.

  • Do you have any nicknames?

  • Yeah, my brother calls me Taffy.

  • 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.

  • What makes you laugh, no matter what?

  • Kevin Hart.

  • What does creativity mean to you?

  • Um, 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.

  • So I found out Nicole Kidman swam with sharks.

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

  • Like watching "Shark Week"?

  • What's your favorite lyrics of all time?

  • Um, "I had some dreams. They were clouds in my coffee."

  • From "You're So Vain" by Carly Simon.

  • What's one song you wish you had written?

  • The Friend's theme song cause of those royalties.

  • What's a great fan moment that comes to mind?

  • Um, I'll be driving down the street and I'll see a kid walking down the street with my shirt on for my tour.

  • And I'll just stop my car, and be like "Hey, nice shirt."

  • Most memorable career moments so far?

  • Um, I think filming the "Bad Blood" video is my favorite memory.

  • What's one accomplishment you're most proud of?

  • My Grammys.

  • What's something you've always wanted to try, but you've been too scared to do?

  • Oh, Coachella.

  • 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 coming up, where should I take her?

  • Um, congratulations, and you should take her to Big Sur.

  • You're welcome.

  • It's freezing outside.

  • Yeah, it is.

  • Alright, what advice would you give to anyone who wants to become a singer?

  • Um, get a good lawyer.

  • Any pre-show rituals?

  • Yeah, I stretch, I warm up my voice and then my band and dancers and I get in the huddle and it's just good vibes.

  • 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 because it makes me really emotional.

  • - This is a really great room you have. - Thank you.

  • And you have a lot of cats.

  • Yeah.

  • How many cats are in this room?

  • Um, probably more than 10.

  • And I don't know if you're counting the one that's alive down there.

  • What?

  • There's a cat there.

  • 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.

  • How many cat breeds can you name in 10 seconds?

  • When do we start?

  • Go!

  • British Shorthair, Scottish Fold, Himalayan, Exotic Shorthair, Exotic Longhair, Sphinx cat, Munchkin, Siamese, umm, umm, thethe...

  • Time's up.

  • Amazing.

  • What's the coolest thing in this room?

  • I can do so much better that...

  • The coolest thing in this room, I think, is the fireplace.

  • Nice.

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

  • Blake Lively.

  • What's your favorite fashion trend of all time?

  • High-waisted stuff.

  • Besides your phone and wallet, what's a couple must have first items?

  • I have this lavender antibacterial hand spray that I have.

  • And whenever me and my friends are in a public bathroom, we have to wait in line at the sink to wash our hands, I'm like, "No" like.

  • "Check it out."

  • Everybody's like, "Thanks, girl."

  • Can you tell me what you'll be wearing to this year's Met Gala?

  • I'm going to be dressed as a robot.

  • Um, and I'm gonna carry a sword.

  • Okay, so my little cousin Julia wants to know what did you want to do with your life at age five?

  • Um, when I was five, I... knew that my dad was a stockbroker, but I did not know what a stockbroker was.

  • Yet I walked around telling people I'm going to be a stockbroker when I grow up.

  • What's the one thing you wish you knew at 19?

  • Ah... If I could talk to my 19 year-old self, I'd just say: "Hey, you know, you're gonna, you're gonna date just like a normal 20 something should be allowed to, but you're gonna to be a national lightning rod for slut shaming."

  • What's something you will not be doing in 10 years?

  • Um, 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.

  • What do you think is the most important life lesson for someone to learn?

  • That karma is real.

  • Okay, what can you say in another language?

  • I can count to 10 in German.

  • Do it.

  • Go, Taylor!

  • Thank you.

  • Hate to break it to you, but the interview is coming to an end.

  • Okay, well, I'll walk you to the door.

  • 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.

  • What's the bravest thing you've ever done?

  • Writing the Apple Music letter.

  • Most spontaneous thing you've ever done?

  • Writing the Apple Music letter.

  • 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.

  • All right, Taylor, we did it.

  • Now it is time for the final question.

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

  • Okay, great.

  • What is your favorite scented candle?

  • Byredo... tree house.

  • That is it.

  • - Oh, my god, it's amazing. - Thanks. - Bye right now.

  • - Bye. - Thanks, Taylor. See you later.

- Taylor, hi. - Hey.

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