Taylor Swift Stops by ‘Late Night,’ Talks ‘The Giver’ and Dancing at Awards Shows
Taylor Swift stopped teasing fans about her upcoming announcement long enough visit with Seth Meyers on ‘Late Night’ Thursday night (Aug. 14). The two chatted about everything from the star’s role in ‘The Giver’ to how darn cute she looks leaving the gym.
Swift and late-night host Meyers have known each other since the now-superstar was about 18, hosting ‘Saturday Night Live’ for the first time (Meyers is an ex-’SNL’ castmember and head writer). Swift had great things to say about the host, who was always nice to her, even when she wasn’t a mega hitmaker.
“You were one of the people who was really nice to me when I wasn’t anything to sneeze about, not that I am now more so,” Swift says, “but you just remember the people who are cool to you.”
When she made her first ‘SNL’ appearance, the 24-year-old was one of the few brave souls who wrote her own monologue and presented it to creator Lorne Michaels and some other ‘SNL’ big wigs, including Meyers. She calls the whole experience “terrifying.”
“It was fun and it was terrifying, ‘cause you were in there and there were probably about five different very important decision-makers with ‘SNL,’ and I walked in and I had this kind of song that I played,” Swift describes. “I could not believe it when Lorne said yes and you guys all looked at each other and were like, ‘Yeah, that’ll work.’”
With ‘The Giver’ officially in movie theaters — it opened Aug. 15 — Swift admits the impact the book had on her. She says she read it as a child, adding that “it really impacted the way I thought about the world.”
The conversation between Swift and Meyers wasn’t all serious, though — he poked a little fun at the singer for how polished she looks after leaving the gym. As of late, many photos have emerged of the starlet leaving her workout primped, looking like a million bucks. “That is how everyone looks when they come out of the gym,” she jokingly says, adding, “I like to bring a change of clothes, ok?”
“New York is one of those cities that feels worth dressing up for,” she adds.
And of course Meyers was sure to bring up those dance moves Swift breaks out at awards shows … The ‘Red’ singer says at first she would be super nervous attending big events, but now she tries to relax and enjoy the music.
“I used to get really nervous at award shows because seemingly they’re a huge pressure cooker and everybody seems to be sitting there trying to look more unaffected by being at this award show than the next person next to them,” she reveals, adding she decided to stop a few years ago because essentially they’re all “the coolest concert you could ever go to.”
When the host showed a short clip of her dancing to Florida Georgia Line’s ‘Cruise,’ Swift laughed, dishing: “That’s worse than I thought it was.”
We hope you never stop dancing, T. Swift.
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