[artist id=”2389485″]Taylor Swift[/artist] is on the cover of the April issue of Elle, and inside she reveals her thoughts on the hotness of her ex-boyfriend, “Twilight” star [movieperson id=”373803″]Taylor Lautner[/movieperson]. But don’t get too excited by the possibility that this interview might lead to a romantic reunion — it appears to have been conducted before Swift and Lautner went their separate ways.
The interview may have taken place in December 2009, when Swift was spotted wearing a hairstyle similar to one she’s sporting in the accompanying photos (bangs and all). In addition to talking about her fears and her lyrical inspirations, she sheepishly shared that her “Valentine’s Day” co-star was on her hot list. “Um, well … Taylor Lautner,” she said in response to a query about who she thought was hot. The two reportedlysplit up in late December.
Swift has never been shy about using her relationships as lyrical inspiration . “I like to categorize the various levels of heartbreak,” she told Elle. “I’ve only had that happen once. A letdown is worth a few songs. A heartbreak is worth a few albums.”
Swift, who kicked off the second leg of her Fearless tour on Thursday, also talked about her own level of fearlessness. “I overthink everything,” she explained. “I overanalyze everything.”
Sometimes for Swift, though, all that thinking can lead to success. For instance, she claims that the power of positive thinking ultimately pushed her to move to Nashville, where she realized her musical ambitions. “I just got it into my head that there was this magical place that I needed to go to because that was where dreams come true,” she said.
But it seems that as her star rises and her popularity grows, so does the scrutiny Swift faces from the public and the media. She said that these days, people are waiting to see if she’ll make a mistake.
“I’ve had countless opportunities to do some really bad things,” she said. “And then people start combing through everything I do, trying to find the next mistake and misperception, which leads to more scrutiny.
“Like, if I go to a bar, even if I’m not drinking, who’s to say that a source isn’t going to say that I was doing something I shouldn’t have been doing?” she went on. “So it’s not only about your own moral compass, but the moral compasses of other people that you don’t know.”