Andrew Scott says Taylor Swift's new album is “sensational,” clears up ‘Tortured Man Club’ rumours

Swift’s album title was rumoured to be inspired by a group chat involving her ex Joe Alwyn and Scott.

Pop Culture & Art May 23, 2024
Andrew Scott (Courtesy: REUTERS); Taylor Swift (Courtesy: @taylorswift on Instagram)

Andrew Scott, known for his brooding characters, is a surprising friend of pop superstar Taylor Swift.

In an interview with Variety, Scott said that he recently texted Swift directly about her eleventh studio album, 'The Tortured Poets Department.' “Taylor’s new album is sensational! I texted her yesterday to say how amazing it is.”

He even revealed his favourite song, the emotional ballad ‘The Smallest Man Who Ever Lived.’

“I think she is just a force of nature, just an extraordinary human, and this album is really, really amazing,” he gushed.

Fans were abuzz after rumours surfaced about a ‘Tortured Man Club' group chat involving Scott, Joe Alwyn (Swift's ex-boyfriend), and Paul Mescal (another actor linked to Swift's music).

Scott set the record straight: “Let me tell you what that is!” he exclaims. “So they were about to play these tortured characters, and I had played a tortured character in ‘Fleabag.’ It wasn’t about our own characteristics!”

The actor also revealed that the chat was short-lived. “I think there were three texts, like, ‘Hey, guys.’ You know those groups that you set up, and they just collapse.”

Scott’s co-stars and friends also praised his skill and appreciative nature. Mescal called Scott a “great guardian of actors,” highlighting his appreciation for good art and artists.

“He’s got an overseeing quality, in terms of understanding that good art and good actors are hard to come by,” Mescal said about Scott.


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