Taylor Swift hears Dylan O’Brien’s “text message along a short story” to star in the short film All Too Well

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Taylor Swift hears Dylan O’Brien’s “text message along a short story” to star in the short film All Too Well

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Taylor Swift reveals she hears Dylan O’Brien a “text message along a short story” asking him to star in his short film All Too Well alongside Sadie Sink last year.

Taylor Swift revealed that she sent Dylan O’Brien a “text message along a short story” asking him to star in his heartbreaking 13-minute short film All Too Well.

Speaking of her choice to cast Teen Wolf’s 30-year-old actor for her directorial debut, the 32-year-old singer from Cardigan revealed that she was her “first choice” to star in the video, alongside Sadie Sink, at Bustle by email this weekend.

“I had seen his work and had heard nothing but wonderful things about him as a person,” said the 11-time Grammy-winning artist.

Casting Process: Taylor Swift revealed that she sent Dylan O'Brien a

Casting Process: Taylor Swift revealed that she sent Dylan O’Brien a “text message along a short story” asking him to star in his short film All Too Well; seen in November

He continued: “In the end, I want to work with people who love what they do and do it with enthusiasm, because that’s how I also get close to creating things.”

In addition to praising O’Brien’s versatility over the years, he “had a feeling that he would be great at improvising and adding nuance to his character.”

“It absolutely blew me away and I feel really blessed to have earned such a great friend from the experience too,” exclaimed the pop star.

“I had seen his work and had heard nothing but wonderful things about him as a person,” said the 11-time Grammy-winning artist; seen in 2021

Eventually, he said his screen presence “enriched the story tenfold”.

The title track is allegedly based on the singer’s short-lived relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, with whom she dated from October 2010 to January 2011.

During an appearance on Late Night With Seth Meyers, Swift noted through Decider that she was interested in collaborating with people she personally admired.

Young love: the title track is allegedly based on the singer's relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, who denied the rumors;  Sadie Sink and Dylan O'Brien seen in the short film

Young love: the title track is allegedly based on the singer’s relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal, who denied the rumors; Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien seen in the short film

Exciting: Swift's short film was released on November 12th

Exciting: Swift’s short film was released on November 12th

“I enjoy working with friends or people who I think would be thrilled to work with me,” he said.

The You Belong With Me singer later expressed that she was delighted to have partnered with people who would help her through the film making process.

“I’ve never made a short film before. I needed to connect with people who perhaps believed I was capable. I’m just blown away by what they did – they went out and left everything on the pitch, “she said.

Swift also noted that O’Brien and Sink were “the only two people I imagined playing [these roles]’and that, if the Stranger Things actress hadn’t been interested in the part,’ I don’t think I would have [All Too Well: The Short Film]. ‘

All is well what ends well ends up with you: she has since found love with Joe Alwyn, with whom she started dating around October 2016;  seen in 2019

All is well what ends well ends up with you: she has since found love with Joe Alwyn, with whom she started dating around October 2016; seen in 2019

Some of the more popular lyrics from the fan favorite masterpiece include: “And you call me again only to break me like a promise, so casually cruel in the name of honesty.”

She has since found love with Joe Alwyn, with whom she began dating around October 2016.

While quarantined together for the past two years, she and her 30-year-old English boyfriend co-produced and wrote a series of songs on her hit album Folklore and Evermore.

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