Taylor Swift supports her boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, and his career endeavors just as much as he supports her chart-topping success. So the "Conversations With Friends" star didn't have to warn the "Evermore" singer about his steamy NSFW scenes in the upcoming Hulu series — Swift already knew they were coming. "I mean, she's read the book and she loves the book, so she knows it," Alwyn told Extra about Swift's reactions to his love scenes. "She just like couldn't be a bigger fan of the project."
Hulu's "Conversations With Friends" is a 12-episode adaptation of Sally Rooney's debut 2017 novel of the same name. In the series, Alwyn plays Nick alongside newcomer Alison Oliver (Frances), Sasha Lane (Bobbi), and Jemima Kirke (Melissa). The actor describes the drama as a modern love story, and to prep for their heated scenes, Alwyn's costar Oliver said the two worked with an intimacy coordinator.
"You go through, like, a lot of rehearsal and kind of in-depth conversations about the intimate scenes and kind of what story we're trying to tell," she told Extra. "Hopefully, each intimate scene feels different or there's some kind of progression in their relationship."
Alwyn is particularly quiet about his relationship with Swift, but lately, the actor/Grammy-winning songwriter has been dropping small hints about the couple's relationship during his show's press run. Last month, Alwyn told The Guardian that snagging a Grammy with his girlfriend was a "surreal bonus of lockdown."
In his May GQ interview, Alwyn said that working with Swift in the studio is an experience that he cherishes. "It was fun to do it together, and I was proud of it," he said of their songwriting process. "It was nice getting such a positive reception."