Taylor Swift’s new song ‘London Boy’ made rounds on the internet after fans speculated that it was he beau Joe Alwyn speaking at the beginning of the track. Lo and behold, it was actually the voice of a different famous British actor.
In the track, the actor says, “We can go driving on my scooter, you know, just around London.” This prompted fans to believe that the romantic song was an ode to Alwyn. While it’s not hard to believe that the message of the track is for the London native, it’s definitely not him who was speaking. In fact, it was Swift’s Cats co-star Idris Elba!
The surprising fact is probably a sign that Swifties shouldn’t be overanalyzing every bit of the pop star’s songs. Avid fans of Elba and regular viewers of The Late Late Show With James Corden were quick to point out that the audio clip was actually from a 2017 interview with Elba when he appeared as a guest on the talk show.
As for the context of the short dialogue, Elba was discussing what he has planned for the Omaze contest winner who will go on a date with the handsome actor a prize. While fans were left disappointed after initially finding out that it wasn’t actually Alwyn who was featured in the song, they were very excited about Elba.
Swift’s new album made its debut on Friday, much to the excitement of fans all over the globe. Check out her album on Amazon now.
Laura is a reporter and a gossip columnist for Best in Australia. She focuses on celebrities, science and social affairs in Australia and worldwide.