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Lena Dunham says she feels “protecting” of Taylor Swift


Lena Dunham has mentioned she feels “protecting” of Taylor Swift “in each single method” when requested in an interview about her friendship with the pop star.

Chatting with The New Yorker, Dunham praised lots of Swift’s qualities and mentioned she may be very protecting of the ‘Tortured Poets’ singer.

The Ladies creator was crucial of how Swift’s private life was at all times scrutinised throughout her 20s.

She mentioned: “I’m at all times very cautious to be protecting of her in each single method. In all probability the 2 issues I get requested most in life are ‘What’s Taylor like?’ and ‘Can I’ve tickets to the Eras Tour?’

“And often my reply to each issues is not any, however I’ll say that she’s all the pieces that you’d need her to be. She’s sort, she’s devoted, she’s introspective, she’s emotional, she’s humorous as fuck. I assume my feeling typically is; Isn’t she giving us sufficient, guys?”

Dunham informed the outlet: “Contemplating how sophisticated my 20s had been, I do keep actually lovely and emotional relationships with the general public who had been my pals.”

When requested about her expertise attending the ‘Eras Tour’, she responded: “I wish to typically go to the cities which can be a bit bit extra off the overwhelmed path. I used to be telling [her husband Luis Felber] earlier than we went, ‘Hear, you’ve by no means seen me like this’. It’s like one thing comes by me – it’s my church. I begin talking in tongues.

“Even since earlier than Taylor and I had been pals, I simply at all times had felt such a deep connection to her music. One thing distinctive to solely me, clearly.”

Dunham went on to say she was impressed by how Swift acknowledges “her personal prolific expression”, including: “I like seeing a lady who’s not but forty being, like, ‘Sure, I’ve a physique of labor’.”

The pair have a long-standing friendship. In 2014, Swift mentioned: “Turning into pals with Lena… has made me realise that I’ve been taking a feminist stance with out truly saying so.

“As a youngster, I didn’t perceive that saying you’re a feminist is simply saying that you simply hope men and women can have equal rights and equal alternatives.”

In 2015, Swift revealed that Dunham’s relationship together with her then-partner Jack Antonoff impressed her track ‘You Are In Love’ from her ‘1989’ album.

When requested by Elle in 2015 in regards to the ‘You Are In Love’ lyric “You’re my greatest good friend“, Swift replied: “I’ve by no means had that, so I wrote that track about issues that Lena has informed me about her and Jack.

“That’s simply principally stuff she’s informed me. And I feel that that form of relationship — God, it seems like it could simply be so lovely — would even be laborious. It could even be mundane at instances.”

Dunham mentioned she listened to ‘1989’ “day by day, all day” in 2014, and opened up about her connection to Swift’s music.

“I’ve been obsessive about Taylor Swift since her first track,” she defined. “‘Teardrops On My Guitar’ was the primary one I grew to become acquainted with, however I feel she’s been a totally shaped artistic voice since she was 15 and actually does sing my story.”

Taylor Swift performs onstage during night four of "Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour" at La Defense on May 12, 2024 in Paris, France.
Taylor Swift performs onstage throughout night time 4 of “Taylor Swift | The Eras Tour” at La Protection on Might 12, 2024 in Paris, France. (Photograph by Kevin Mazur/TAS24/Getty Photographs for TAS Rights Administration )

Earlier this week, Swift launched the acoustic model of ‘Fortnight’ that includes Publish Malone. The monitor, the lead single off her newest album ‘The Tortured Poets Division’, was additionally remixed by Cults. 

The document earned a three-star assessment from NME: “The pitfalls that mire her eleventh studio album are all of the extra disappointing – she’s confirmed time and time once more she will be able to do higher.

“To a Melbourne viewers of her Eras Tour, Swift mentioned that ‘The Tortured Poets Division’ got here from a “want” to write down. It’s simply that possibly we didn’t want to listen to it.”

Swift is at present on the European leg of her ‘Eras Tour’. NME gave her Edinburgh present 5 stars in a assessment, commending her fanbase’s spirit.

It reads: “Regardless of being an area present, in an enormous, cavernous venue, Swift and her followers have managed to domesticate a group. Strangers swap friendship bracelets, giggle and cry collectively, and embrace the tour’s in-jokes and lore.”

The singer is because of return to London subsequent month for 5 extra sold-out concert events at Wembley Stadium, having performed three gigs on the venue in June. Assist will as soon as once more come from Paramore.



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