You know the headband. The scarf ― the pink one Taylor Swift supposedly left behind on the home of a former flame’s sister. Well, Maggie Gyllenhaal can name off the search, as a result of it seems the notorious accent by no means existed.
For years, followers have speculated in regards to the whereabouts of the lacking merchandise, which options prominently in “All Too Well,” the singer’s beloved 2012 ballad allegedly impressed by her short-lived romance with Jake Gyllenhaal.
But the thriller surrounding the now-legendary reference (“I left my scarf there at your sister’s house/ And you’ve still got it in your drawer even now”) has lastly been solved.
During an look on the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday night time, Swift made a uncommon remark in regards to the scarf.
“Basically, the scarf is a metaphor and we turned it red because red is a very important color in this album, which is called ‘Red,’” she informed the group. “And I think when I say it’s a metaphor, I’m just going to stop, and I’m going to say ‘thanks for the incredible question’ to whoever asked it. You’ve really taken us for a ride with that one.”
The hunt for the headband attracted renewed curiosity in November with the discharge of “Red (Taylor’s Version).” The re-recorded album included a brand new 10-minute model of “All Too Well” and an accompanying short film in regards to the doomed relationship on the heart of the music.
Swift, who wrote and directed the movie, was on the pageant to advertise the undertaking starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, which simply may yield the singer’s first Academy Award nomination.
Since the pop star seldom reveals the inspirations for her songs, her followers have tried to place collectively the puzzle items for years to find out who actually has the headband of their possession.
Naturally, Maggie Gyllenhaal has fielded her share of inquiries.
“I never understood why everybody asked me about this scarf,” she mentioned throughout an look on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” in 2017. “I am in the dark about the scarf. It’s totally possible. I don’t know. I have been asked this before.”
Jake Gyllenhaal, whose relationship with Swift spanned about three months in 2010, has lately been extra forthcoming after years of silence, insisting in February that the music “has nothing to do with me.”
“It’s about her relationship with her fans,” he informed Esquire. “It is her expression. Artists tap into personal experiences for inspiration, and I don’t begrudge anyone that.”
He did, nonetheless, specific some frustration with the fervor surrounding the lyrics ― Swift’s fanbase has continued to harass the actor on social media ― and instructed that maybe the singer ought to put a cease to it.
“At some point, I think it’s important when supporters get unruly that we feel a responsibility to have them be civil and not allow for cyberbullying in one’s name,” he mentioned. “That begs for a deeper philosophical question — not about any individual, per se, but a conversation that allows us to examine how we can — or should, even — take responsibility for what we put into the world, our contributions into the world.”
Alas, the singer has by no means addressed Gyllenhaal’s feedback publicly or shared any extra particulars about their relationship. But in true Swift style, she’s nonetheless earning profits off her heartbreak and selling a red knit scarf as merchandise on her web site.