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Jake Gyllenhaal finally responds to Taylor Swift's 10-minute version of "All Too Well"

17 February 2022, 14:48 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Jake Gyllenhaal has finally responded to Taylor Swift's 10-minute version of "All Too Well", revealing that it has "nothing to do with me."

In November last year Swift released her second re-recorded album Red (Taylor's Version). The album closer is a 10-minute version of fan favourite "All Too Well", which reignited speculation that the song is about Swift's relationship with Gyllenhaal.

Swift never confirmed who the song is about, other than saying she remembers recording it on "a day when I was just, like, a broken human, walking into rehearsal just feeling terrible about what was going on in my personal life."

In a new interview with Esquire, Gyllenhaal said of the track, "It has nothing to do with me. It’s about her relationship with her fans. It is her expression. Artists tap into personal experiences for inspiration, and I don’t begrudge anyone that."

The actor turned off his Instagram comments following the release of the 10-minute version, and when asked if it affected his life, Gyllenhaal responded, "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. 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. How do we provoke a conversation? We see that in politics. There’s anger and divisiveness, and it’s literally life-threatening in the extreme."

He added, "My question is: Is this our future? Is anger and divisiveness our future? Or can we be empowered and empower others while simultaneously putting empathy and civility into the dominant conversation? That’s the discussion we should be having."

When asked if he's listened to Red (Taylor's Version), Gyllenhaal replied, "No."

Read the full interview at Earlier this month Taylor Swift reunited with Ed Sheeran on an updated version of "The Joker And The Queen".
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