MANILA, Philippines – What happens when two distinguished actors, veterans in the industry and best known for their prowess in film and theater, perform dramatic readings of Taylor Swift songs?
Fans got to find out as Ian McKellen and Patrick Stewart, longtime friends and respected actors, both recently gave it a shot, which also got a reaction from Taylor.
Ian gave a dramatic reading of Taylor Swift’s “Bad Blood” on Wednesday July 15, as well as Bruno Mars and Mark Ronson’s “Uptown Funk” while promoting Mr Holmes, as seen in a Yahoo video.
Patrick also did a dramatic reading of “Blank Space” for National Public Radio’s show, “Ask Me Another.”
Listen to it here:
Patrick then tweeted a link to the recording, asking Taylor if he could join her squad. So @IanMcKellen recited Bad Blood and I did Blank Space on @NPRAskMeAnother. May we join the squad, @taylorswift13? https://t.co/liKBfSzIaU
So @IanMcKellen recited Bad Blood and I did Blank Space on @NPRAskMeAnother. May we join the squad, @taylorswift13? https://t.co/liKBfSzIaU— Patrick Stewart (@SirPatStew) July 16, 2015
Taylor replied of course, saying that he and Sir Ian are “ultimate squad goals.” Taylor, of course, is also well known for having a whole group of famous friends who regularly appear at her concerts and most recently appeared en masse in the music video for her song “Bad Blood.”
Thanks for reciting my lyrics, @IanMcKellen and @SirPatStew! You've made my day. You two are ULTIMATE Squad Goals: pic.twitter.com/pJZY6T5Lq8— Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) July 16, 2015
This isn’t the first time Ian and Patrick have done dramatic readings of pop songs. Here’s one of Sir Ian reading One Direction’s “Best Song Ever.”
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