Taylor Swift spoke at the Toronto International Film Festival about the famed red scarf in the movie All Too Well.
The drawer’s kitties are now out. Taylor Swift made a stunning entrance at the Toronto International Film Festival on Friday night. She was there to support the 10-minute music video for her song All Too Well. The singer explained the significance of the red scarf she mentioned in the lyrics of the hit song while responding to queries.
The crimson scarf in the movie All Too Well has already sparked fan speculation that it may be a hint at the actress’s real-life romance with actor Jake Gyllenhaal. While Swift was hesitant to go into detail about the scarf and its meaning or even its origins, she did emphasise that it was a metaphor during the event, saying, “Basically, the scarf is a metaphor and we turned it red because red is a really important colour in this album, which is called Red.” However, the 32-year-old singer restrained herself from disclosing too much personal information about the individual who served as the scarf’s real-life inspiration.
And when I say it’s a metaphor, I’m just going to stop, Taylor continued, according to ET. When the short film, written and directed by Swift, was released, there was a lot of buzz surrounding it, not just because the well-known pop star was making her directorial debut, but also because fans kept on speculating about the meaning behind the movie and its very obvious leanings in Swift’s real life. The short film acquired popularity for pairing Dylan O’Brien from Teen Wolf with Sadie Sink from Stranger Things.
Taylor makes reference to the scarf in the song when she sings, “And I left my scarf there at your sister’s house/ And you’ve still got it in your drawer even now,” and then adds, “But you keep my old scarf from that very first week/ ‘Cause it reminds you of innocence/ And it smells like me.”