How Did Taylor Swift & Lena Dunham Meet? They Have 'Girls' And Taylor's Music To Thank For Their BFF Status
If you're a follower of Taylor Swift, then you know that pretty much every celebrity in Hollywood will appear in her "Bad Blood" music video, which is premiering at the 2015 Billboard Music Awards on May 17. Swift has been sharing images of each star dressed as their music video alter egos. For example, Swift is "Catastrophe," Gigi Hadid is "Slay-Z," and Zendaya is "Cut-Throat," to name a few. Another leading lady who will be showcased in T. Swift's video is Girls star Lena Dunham, who is playing "Lucky Fiori." As most fans of Swift and Dunham know, they are close friends, so it makes sense why Dunham is starring in the highly-anticipated video. With that said, how did Lena Dunham and Taylor Swift meet?
For those who don't know the story, both ladies have the Internet, social media, Dunham's love for Swift, and Swift's adoration of Girls to thank for uniting them as BFFs. So, here's how it all went down. In 2012, Dunham tweeted about how Swift "is going to write the song that finally gets [her] comfortable with death." Then, she posted again about how Swift's album, Red, is "triumphant" and that she would've written papers about the singer and not Sylvia Plath in college. Finally, Swift responded to Dunham and praised the actress for Girls.
Dunham then sent Swift a direct message via Twitter. As Swift told Rolling Stone about connecting with Dunham, she logged onto Twitter to follow the actress, because she just watched Girls and saw Dunham's tweets. Swift said,
I was really scared she was being ironic, but I decided to follow her anyway, just in case. Within five minutes I had a direct message from her. Let me see if I still have it. I still have it! She said, "I am so excited about the prospect of being friends with you that I added the adjective best in front of it. The idea that you like my show is so thrilling, and I can't wait to lavish you with praise in person."
From that moment on, Dunham and Swift became and continue to be besties.