It’s no secret that Taylor Swift has a thing for Brits. First, it was Harry Styles, then it was Calvin Harris and after a brief (and very in your face) romance with Tom Hiddleston, she’s going strong with British actor Joe Alwyn. So much so that the second single from her upcoming album Reputation is inspired by him but that’s not all – TayTay has decided to shoot the video in the streets of London paying homage to her boyfriend.
The star was spotted filming the new video in North London over the weekend, shooting scenes in Kentish Delight, a kebab shop in Kentish Town before getting on a night bus around Piccadilly and Trafalgar Square. She also shot a few scenes inside Alwyn’s local pub and cycled across the Millennium Bridge.
A source believed to be close to the pop star told the Telegraph: “The video shows Taylor on a night out. All of the locations are places she has been to with Joe.
“She has spent months quietly going under the radar in London this year and has been out a lot more than anybody realises. It is quite telling that she has been hanging out in these regular and unexpected places […] She wants to show people she is just a normal girl.”
According to the source, the video was shot between 9pm and 6am and involved over 60 people.
“Everything was arranged to the letter because Taylor runs a tight ship,” the source revealed. “She didn’t want any images or snippets of the song to come out, so all the crew were searched from head to toe and had to hand over their phones.
“Only one phone was allowed between them for the entire shoot […] The same went for the 50 extras and six dancers at the filming.”
Well, we can’t wait to see the finished product – especially after her explosive video for ‘Look What You Made Me Do’. Perhaps there’ll be less shade thrown this time?