Taylor Swift shares the ‘Game of Thrones’ character she identifies with – Billboard

Winter is coming… fast. Named among The Hollywood Reporter’s 100 Women in Entertainment Power of 2022, Taylor Swift revealed to the publication on Wednesday (December 7) that the fictional character she most identifies with is Arya Stark from Game of Thrones.

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“I realize I don’t know how to use a sword and I’ve never had to rise from near death to go on an epic revenge mission,” the 32-year-old pop star quipped. “But I’ve been in the music industry for over 15 years, so…”

This isn’t the first time Swift has shared her love for HBO’s hit fantasy drama. In fact, she once revealed that her 2017 album Reputation was inspired, in part, by Arya and her sister, Sansa Stark. “I spent a lot of my imagination on Game of Thrones,” she said. Entertainment Weekly in 2019. “At that time, I was building a reputation and I didn’t talk about it in interviews, so I didn’t reveal a lot. of the songs were influenced by the show.”

The single “Look What You Made Me Do,” for example, is “literally Arya Stark’s kill list,” according to Swift. And “I did something wrong”? Inspired by a GoT plotline in which Arya and Sansa, played by Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner, respectively, conspire to kill off another character on the show, Littlefinger.

The 11-time Grammy winner also shared in the Women in Entertainment Power article which Hollywood figure she’d like to trade places with. Instead of naming a fellow singer-songwriter, she mentioned director Guillermo Del Toro.

“Imagine having that imagination, that visual vocabulary and that amazing body of work,” he said of the Shape of Water filmmaker. “To have such a diverse narrative range but somehow put your distinctive artistic imprint on each film. And yet, it seems that she is still so curious and enthusiastic about his work. I can only imagine that one day in the mind of him it would be fascinating.”

Mindy Kaling, who also appeared on the Women in the Power of Entertainment list, had a very different answer to the same question. She said that she would like to trade places with Tay’s assistant, because “you know they got seats to her concert.”

Source: www.billboard.com