Taylor Lautner reacts to the news that Taylor Swift’s next album re-release will be the long-awaited one Speak Now (Taylor’s Version).
During a conversation with TODAY.com alongside his wife Taylor Dome, who goes by Tay to avoid confusion, to promote their joint podcast gatheringLautner laughed when asked how he felt about the reboot, which is due out on July 7. The album’s emotional track “Back to December” was rumored to be about Swift and Lautner’s breakup after dating for a few. Monday at the end of 2009.
“I think it’s a great album,” Lautner said of Speak now. “Yes, I feel safe.”
But he didn’t stop there. The Twilight The actor went a step further to joke that he’s “praying for John,” possibly referring to John Mayer, who is said to be the target of some of Swift’s less-than-positive lyrics on the album, mainly on the track “Dear John.”
Some of the most haunting lines on “Dear John” include: “Maybe you and your sick have to give love and then take it away / And you’ll add my name to the long list of traitors who don’t understand / And I’ll Look back and I’ll regret how I ignored when they told me to “run as fast as you can”.
Rumors circulated on social media that Lautner is set to appear in a music video for one of the songs from Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) but nothing has been confirmed or announced.
However, it appears that Lautner and Swift made amends at some point after the breakup. During the first episode of gathering, Dome (now Lautner) asked her husband if he had a moment in his life that he would go back to. Without hesitation, the Abduction the actor said at the 2009 Video Music Awards, where he presented Swift with the award for Best Female Video for “You Belong With Me.”
In the middle of her acceptance speech, Kanye West stormed the stage and proclaimed that Beyoncé should have won for “Single Ladies.” The Renaissance The singer ended up taking home an award that night for video of the year and invited Swift back on stage to finish her speech.
“I can barely hear it. I can’t see them. I’m just assuming this whole thing was a practice skit and rehearsal,” he said on the podcast. “Because why else would Kanye West jump on stage interrupting Taylor Swift? It just didn’t make sense.”
He added: “If you look back on it, I’m actually caught, like laughing and like giggling. I’m like, “Oh, I can’t hear them, but it’s probably very funny now.” He jumped down; he finished. The second he turned back and I saw his face for the first time, I was like, “Oh… that wasn’t good.”
At her first Eras tour concert in her hometown of Nashville on May 5, Swift made the announcement Speak now would be her next relaunch before sharing the news on her social media accounts.
“My version of Speak now coming out July 7th (just in time for July 9th, iykyk),” she tweeted. “I did it the first time Speak nowcompletely self-written, aged between 18 and 20. The songs that came out of this period of my life were marked by their brutal honesty, unfiltered diaristic confessions and wild melancholy.”
She continued: “I love this album because it tells a story about growing up, bumping up, flying and crashing… and living to tell about it. With six extra songs I’ve got out of the vault, I can’t wait to celebrate Speak Now (Taylor’s Version) With you.”