Steve Carell recalls how he became a fan of “very sweet, very nice” Taylor Swift

Steve Carell has reflected on how he became an early supporter of Taylor Swift – see what the actor had to say below.

On a recent episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon, Carell recounted appearing on MTV’s TRL “early” in his career, where he met Swift for the first time: “[It was] early on in my career and hers, too. I met her sort of in passing, and I thought, ‘Boy, she seems special.’ Even back then. Very sweet, very nice, just had a really nice first impression.”

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However, it was a couple of years later that Carell really cemented his status as a Swiftie: “I remember seeing some video of her — and it wasn’t like a big, viral thing, it was just something I found in the recesses of the internet — it was her in a hospital, playing an acoustic guitar for a patient there.”


Carell went on to explain: “It was no big crew, it was, like, a really low-key, handheld thing she did on the sly. I thought, ‘That’s so cool.’ Not publicized, leading with her heart. I thought, ‘OK, I’m a fan. I am going to root for that person.’”

In May, Swift kicked off the European leg of her ‘Eras’ tour. She’s next due to play three shows in Liverpool from June 13-15, one night in Cardiff on June 18 and three in London’s Wembley Stadium on June 18-22. She then heads to Dublin on June 28, before taking the tour around Europe.

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Taylor Swift on June 07, 2024 in Edinburgh, Scotland. CREDIT: Getty/Photo by Gareth Cattermole/TAS24/Getty Images for TAS Rights Management


NME gave her first Edinburgh show of the tour a glowing five-star review, writing: “Despite being an arena show, in a huge, cavernous venue, Swift and her fans have managed to cultivate a community. Strangers swap friendship bracelets, laugh and cry together, and embrace the tour’s in-jokes and lore (for example shouting “one, two, three, let’s go bitch” during ‘Delicate’).

“It’s the power of Swift, an artist who’s inspired not only the renaming of a Scottish Loch, but also countless fans to come out and embrace being a part of the Eras family. With The Eras Tour, then, Swift’s managed to craft a marvel of a show that comes with a beating heart.”