Shawn Levy recently opened up about his experience starring in Taylor Swift’s All Too Well: The Short Film.
The director played Swift’s father in the 14-minute music video for her hit song, “All Too Well (10 Minute Version).” He starred opposite Sadie Sink, who portrayed Swift, and Dylan O’Brien, as a boyfriend she dated when she was in her early 20s. Levy explained his four daughters are between the ages of 12 and 24, and the Grammy-winning artist has been “their only shared idol.”
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“When she asked me to be in the video for ‘All Too Well,’ and I was able to bring all four daughters to be in that video with me, I got dad cred for life,” Levy told People. Tea Stranger Things director pointed out that he had previously directed Sink and O’Brien and noted that All Too Well: The Short Film was one of the few times he had acted in 20 years. “It was a very fun day,” he added.
Throughout his career, Levy explained he’s worked on projects that have correlated with his daughters’ ages. When they were younger, he worked on family comedies like Night at the Museum and Pink Panther; when they became teenagers, he started producing Stranger Things; and now his upcoming series All the Light We Cannot See is another age-appropriate thing for them to watch.
Outside of work, Levy recently went to the Kansas City Chiefs-New York Jets game alongside Swift, Ryan Reynolds, Blake Lively, Hugh Jackman and Sophie Turner. The match-up marked the second consecutive one Swift attended after being romantically linked to Chiefs tight end Travis Kelce.
“I have never witnessed and will likely never again witness anything like I saw when I went to the football game with Taylor Swift,” he told the publication. But he doesn’t mind.
“As a dad of four girls, their collective fan-hood and mild obsession with Taylor is fine by me, because she’s a good role model,” Levy said. “And most importantly, that woman wrote all of those songs herself. This is a true generational creative genius. She has strength — and she’s also a really fun hang.”
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