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    • 1. If you were a cat, would you get along with other cats?
    • 2. How do you describe yourself?
    • 3. What is your favorite beverage?

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1. What is Taylor looking forward to?
2. How many guitars does Taylor own?
3. What's the first thing she does when she get's an idea for a song?
4. What song took the least amount of time to write?
5. Where does she keep her awards?
6. What subject would she like to teach in school?
7. How does she describe herself? "I'm a very _________________ person."
8. What is her favorite beverage?
9. What would she order at a drive through?
10. What does she always have in the refrigerator?
11. What does she still have from her childhood?
12. What's her favorite TV show?
13. If she had a superpower, what would it be?
14. If she weren't a singer, what would she be doing?
15. What's the best compliment she has ever received?
16. What does creativity mean to Taylor?
17. What does she sometimes do when she sees a fan?
18. A dolphin is her spirit animal because dolphins ___________________.
19. If she were a cat, would she get along with her cats?
20. What did she want to be when she was five?
21. What is an important lesson for someone to learn?
- 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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