Taylor Swift appears on The Ellen DeGeneres Show on Monday to discuss her new album and her debut Monday night as a mentor on The Voice, but in a series of advance clips, she also discusses her deepest, darkest fears, both of which are somewhat irrational.
The first of Taylor’s irrational fears has to do with sea urchins. When Ellen tries to argue that sea urchins are just sitting there minding their own business, Taylor counters, “They’re sitting there waiting to completely injure you!”
“OK, like, if you’re in the Caribbean, you’re like, ‘This water’s so beautiful, it’s amazing,’ and you’re walking — it’s clear water — you can’t see a sea urchin’s right there! And then you step on one, and it has barbs that go into whatever it touches, and then you have to go to the emergency room and it has to be surgically removed!”
Taylor continues, attempting to justify her fear. “You could lose your foot. You could lose your hand. You could lose your hand trying to get it off of your foot!”
Taylor also reveals that she is afraid of being framed — by persons unknown — for something terrible. She feels that there are “so many people” out there who’d want to frame her. Explaining why she feels this way, she tells Ellen, “I think the dream and the nightmare of being framed comes from, like, I could do nothing wrong — I could sit in my house with the cats all day — and somehow, there could be an article about me buying a house in a place I’ve never been, or dating a guy I’ve never met.”
“So, then you take it a step further, and in nightmare world, it’s being framed for murder,” she finishes.
During her interview, Taylor also revealed that when she was a mentor on The Voice, she got to learn all the coaches’ weaknesses. She says Adam Levine‘s weakness is songs from Broadway musicals — not that he has a weakness for them, but that he hates them so much, you could use them as a weapon against him.
“If you sing songs from Rent, you can actually render Adam Levine helpless on the floor,” she explains. Bursting into a few bars of “Seasons of Love” from Rent, Taylor adds, “You have to do a theater voice, and he’s just like ‘Ahhhh!’ and he can’t even run away, he’s so weak!”
“Wow, so ladies, if you ever wanna catch him….” replies Ellen, getting huge laughs.
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