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Taylor Swift Opens Up About Overcoming Imposter Syndrome While Directing Her Music Videos

Reisha Shetty
Junior Digital Writer

The iconic pop star, Taylor Swift is a woman who dons many hats. Not only is she a phenomenal singer-songwriter, but for her last re-recorded album, Red (Taylor’s Edition), the ‘Shake It Off’ singer sat on the director’s chair to give us the gift of a lifetime.

Swift made her directorial debut with All Too Well, a hybrid music video/short film starring Stranger Things star, Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, who is known for his performance in The Maze Runner. While the singer has directed some of her music videos before, this is the first time she’s directed a short film.

Recently at the 2022 Tribeca Film Festival, Swift premiered All Too Well and spoke about how she brought her song to the big screen. Swift revealed that directing the music videos for ‘The Man’, ‘Willow’ and ‘Cardigan’ inspired her to create the short film, which was released around the same time as her re-recorded album, Red (Taylor’s Version). While talking to Mike Mills, the singer spoke about how she felt out of space when she directed her music videos. “I had this imposter syndrome in my head saying, ‘No, you don’t do that. Other people do that who went to school to do that,” says Swift. But even then, it didn’t stop her from fulfilling her dreams and bringing in newer experiences as an artist.

We also hear that the 2021 song is said to be inspired by Taylor Swift’s real-life experience with her then-boyfriend, actor Jake Gyllenhaal. From their huge age gap to the infamous scarf, the short film supposedly unpacks a lot about their relationship. Anyone else dying to watch the film now?