Joe Alwyn on preventing ‘intrusion’ in relationship with Taylor Swift

English actor Joe Alwyn has said he refuses to “feed” curiosity about his relationship with Taylor Swift.

London-born Alwyn gained recognition after starring in the 2016 war drama Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk.

Speaking to The Guardian about his relationship with the Grammy winner, Alwyn said: “It’s just not for other people.

“I don’t know how best to talk about it. I mean, I’m aware that people are… so interested and that this world exists.

“It’s just not something I particularly care about or have a great deal of interest in feeding, I guess, because the more it’s fed, the more you open a gate for intruders.”

He continued, “I think that’s just my response to a culture that has this increasing expectation that everything will be given.

“If you don’t post in the morning about how you make your coffee, or if you don’t let anyone take a picture when you walk out your front door, is that private? I don’t know if it is.

“So I just don’t really feed that.

“There are more interesting things to talk about and I just think it feeds into a weird part of the culture that I’m not really interested in being a part of.”

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Alwyn worked with Swift, 32, on her eighth studio album, Folklore, writing under the pseudonym William Bowery.

The work together resulted in the 2021 Grammy Album of the Year, which Alwyn called “a ridiculous bonus”.


Joe Alwyn has worked with friend Taylor Swift on two of her albums (Isabel Infantes/PA)

Alwyn, 31, who is starring as Nick in the upcoming BBC adaptation of Sally Rooney’s Conversations With Friends, has also co-written a number of songs on Swift’s follow-up album Evermore.

He said the opportunity to work with Swift was “a surreal bonus of lockdown.”

Alwyn added of the experience, “It wasn’t like, ‘It’s five o’clock, it’s time to try to write a song together.’

“It came about because I was messing around on the piano and singing badly, then being overheard and saying, ‘Let’s see what happens when we finish this together.’

“I mean fun is such a silly word but it was a lot of fun.

“And it was never a work thing or ‘let’s try to do this because we’re going to put this out’ thing.

“It was like baking sourdough in lockdown.”

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