You recognize the headscarf. The scarf ― the pink one Taylor Swift supposedly left behind on the home of a former flame’s sister. Properly, Maggie Gyllenhaal can name off the search, as a result of it seems the notorious accent by no means existed.
For years, followers have speculated concerning the whereabouts of the lacking merchandise, which options prominently in “All Too Well,” the singer’s beloved 2012 ballad allegedly impressed by her short-lived romance with Jake Gyllenhaal.
However the thriller surrounding the now-legendary reference (“I left my scarf there at your sister’s house/ And you’ve still got it in your drawer even now”) has lastly been solved.
Throughout an look on the Toronto Worldwide Movie Pageant on Friday evening, Swift made a uncommon remark concerning the scarf.
“Basically, the scarf is a metaphor and we turned it red because red is a very important color in this album, which is called ‘Red,’” she instructed the group. “And I think when I say it’s a metaphor, I’m just going to stop, and I’m going to say ‘thanks for the incredible question’ to whoever asked it. You’ve really taken us for a ride with that one.”
The hunt for the headscarf attracted renewed curiosity in November with the discharge of “Red (Taylor’s Version).” The re-recorded album included a brand new 10-minute model of “All Too Well” and an accompanying brief movie concerning the doomed relationship on the middle of the tune.
Swift, who wrote and directed the movie, was on the competition to advertise the undertaking starring Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien, which simply would possibly yield the singer’s first Academy Award nomination.
For the reason that pop star seldom reveals the inspirations for her songs, her followers have tried to place collectively the puzzle items for years to find out who in actual fact has the headscarf of their possession.
Naturally, Maggie Gyllenhaal has fielded her share of inquiries.
“I never understood why everybody asked me about this scarf,” she stated throughout an look on “Watch What Happens Live With Andy Cohen” in 2017. “I am in the dark about the scarf. It’s totally possible. I don’t know. I have been asked this before.”
Jake Gyllenhaal, whose relationship with Swift spanned about three months in 2010, has lately been extra forthcoming after years of silence, insisting in February that the tune “has nothing to do with me.”
“It’s about her relationship with her fans,” he instructed Esquire. “It is her expression. Artists tap into personal experiences for inspiration, and I don’t begrudge anyone that.”
He did, nevertheless, specific some frustration with the fervor surrounding the lyrics ― Swift’s fanbase has continued to harass the actor on social media ― and instructed that maybe the singer ought to put a cease to it.
“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,” he stated. “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.”
Alas, the singer has by no means addressed Gyllenhaal’s feedback publicly or shared any extra particulars about their relationship. However in true Swift vogue, she’s nonetheless making a living off her heartbreak and promoting a pink knit scarf as merchandise on her web site.