There are a ton of ‘Bad Blood’ covers out there, but none quite like this! Sir Ian McKellen took on Taylor Swift’s hit for a dramatic reading session, and it’s pretty epic. Watch here!
You’ve never heard Taylor Swift’s, 25, “Bad Blood” like this before! Rather than angrily belting out the song like we’re all used to doing. Ian McKellen, 76, took a whole new approach, dramatically speaking the words instead. Oh, and it seems like Taylor totally loved it!
Promoting his film Mr. Holmes, Ian stopped by Yahoo! to flaunt his amazing acting skills, keeping a dead serious face while reciting the lyrics to the T.Swift hit, along with Bruno Mars’ “Uptown Funk.” The lyrics sound totally weird being spoken out loud instead of sung, and Ian was JUST the guy to do it.
Taylor is always trolling they Internet, and has come across some amazing covers of her songs, which she’s endorsed on social media, and this one was no different. A fan sent her a clip of Ian’s video on Twitter with the caption, “have you seen this though!!!!” and the 25-year-old retweeted the message for all her fans — clearly a sign of approval!
Hmm…maybe Tay should consider Ian as the next surprise guest on her 1989 tour!? She’s been absolutely KILLING it in that department lately — in her last four shows, she brought out The Weeknd, Nick Jonas, Lorde and Jason Derulo, respectively, and the crowds have gone absolutely wild each time.
Okay, HollywoodLifers, we have to know — what did you think of Ian’s dramatic reading?
— Alyssa Norwin