- Taylor Swift responded to a fan’s tweet suggesting her song “The Last Great American Dynasty” from her new album “Folklore” could be turned into a movie starring Blake Lively, Ryan Reynolds, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson.
- “The story is timeless yet unique, the music would be exquisite, and it already has the perfect title,” tweeted fan Joshua Brown.
- Swift wrote to Brown on Saturday and said she “loves” the idea, and Lively, Reynolds, and Ferguson posted their own responses to the now-viral tweet.
- “I never in a million years thought Taylor would reply. I may or may not (mostly may) have cried,” Brown told Insider.
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Taylor Swift responded to a fan’s idea of turning her song “The Last Great American Dynasty” to the big screen.
The song is from her newest album, “Folklore,” which she released on July 24.
Joshua Brown, who’s behind a Taylor Swift fan-centric Twitter account, @TSlifestyle13, tweeted on September 7 that he thought Swift’s song would make “an incredible movie.”
“The story is timeless yet unique, the music would be exquisite, and it already has the perfect title,” Brown wrote.
—𝒿𝑜𝓈𝒽𝓁𝑜𝓇𝑒 🏳️🌈 (@TSlifestyle13) September 7, 2020
The lyrics of “The Last Great American Dynasty” tell the story of a number of characters: Rebekah, a “middle-class divorcée” who marries Bill, the “heir to the Standard Oil name.” There’s also a neighbor who fights with Rebekah — among other plot points that are woven into the tune.
Brown, via his Twitter fan account, suggested a star-studded cast to play the characters from the song: Blake Lively to play Rebekah, Ryan Reynolds to be Bill, and Jesse Tyler Ferguson as the neighbor.
“Modern Family” actor Jesse Tyler Ferguson retweeted the post on Friday and tagged the other stars mentioned in the tweet.
“Ok I’m avail for this,” he wrote.
—Jesse Tyler Ferguson (@jessetyler) September 11, 2020
Swift responded to Ferguson’s retweet of the post on Saturday and wrote that she “loves” the idea of turning her song into a film.
—Taylor Swift (@taylorswift13) September 12, 2020
Supermodel Gigi Hadid also joined in the conversation, responding to Swift’s comment about loving the movie idea.
—Gigi Hadid (@GiGiHadid) September 12, 2020
Actor couple Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively also responded to the tweet.
“But Bill’s heart… ?” Reynolds wrote in reference to the character from the song.
“I painted Ryan key lime green …I can’t wait til he wakes up,” Lively commented, referring to the portion of Swift’s song, in which the character Rebekah paints her neighbor’s dog green.
A number of fans appeared to be pretty keen on the Taylor Swift-inspired movie idea.
“Okay this is too perfect though,” one user wrote.
“Where can I buy my ticket?” another commented.
Brown told Insider it was “surreal” seeing so many celebrities — including Swift herself — interact with his idea.
“When Jesse quoted the tweet, I kind of lost it. Then the tweet took off,” he said. “Still, I never in a million years thought Taylor would reply. I may or may not (mostly may) have cried.”
Swift has been known to surprise her fans by interacting with them on Twitter.
For example, in July, a fan posted on Twitter that she would be away for two weeks and asked her followers to notify her if Swift “did something big” while she was away. The tweet started trending while the fan was away, and she received a “welcome home” message from Swift when she returned.