Winter is coming…quickly. Appointed to The Hollywood Reporter‘s 2022 Women In Entertainment Power 100, Taylor Swift revealed to the publication on Wednesday, December 7 that the fictional character she very much identifies with is game of thrones‘Arya Stark.
“I realize that I don’t know how to use a sword and I’ve never had to get up from near death to go on an epic revenge mission,” the 32-year-old pop star joked. “But I’ve been in the music business for over 15 years, so…”
This isn’t the first time Swift has shared her love for HBO’s hit fantasy drama. In fact, she once revealed that her 2017 album Reputation was inspired, in part, by Arya and her sister, Sansa Stark. “Much of my imagination has been devoted to game of thrones,” she said Weekly entertainment in 2019. “At the time, I was doing reputation and I didn’t talk about it in interviews, so I didn’t reveal that a lot of songs were influenced by the show.”
The single “Look What You Made Me Do,” for example, is “literally Arya Stark’s kill list,” according to Swift. What about “I did something wrong”? Inspired by a Obtained plot in which Arya and Sansa – played by Maisie Williams and Sophie Turner respectively – conspire to kill another character from the series, Littlefinger.
The 11-time Grammy winner also shared in the Women in Entertainment Power post which Hollywood figure she’d like to swap places with. Instead of naming another singer-songwriter, she shouted out director Guillermo Del Toro.
“Imagine having this imagination, this visual vocabulary and this amazing work,” she said of the form of water director. “To have such a diverse range of storytelling, but to kind of put your distinctive artistic stamp on each film. And yet, you feel he’s still just as curious and passionate about his work. I can only imagine that a day in his mind would be fascinating.
Mindy Kaling, who was also on the Women in Entertainment Power list, had a very different answer to the same question. She said she would like to trade places with Tay’s assistant, because “you know they have tickets for her concert”.