Joe Alwyn thinks it’s “important” for Taylor Swift to encourage her fans to vote
The 27-year-old actor has praised his girlfriend for her recent social media posts, in which she endorsed two Democratic candidates and encouraged her followers to vote early, despite her previously never airing any political views.
Asked on the red carpet at the BFI London Film Festival screening of his new movie The Favourite about Taylor’s new political stance, he told a reporter: “I think it’s great, I think it’s important.”
As well as The Favourite, Joe can also soon be seen in Boy Erased, Mary Queen Of Scots, andOperation Finale, and he’s very “happy” with the direction his career is taking – insisting that he’s not worried about his high-profile relationship overshadowing his professional life.
Asked if the expectation of his now-famous name bothers him, he told Metro.co.uk: “I just feel happy to be part of films that hopefully people are excited to see.
Ahead of the midterm elections, Taylor recently took to Instagram to endorse Tennessee candidates Phil Bredesen for Senate and Jim Cooper for the House of Representatives and urged her followers to vote for policies rather than people
She wrote “I’m writing this post about the upcoming midterm elections on November 6th, in which I’ll be voting in the state of Tennessee.
“In the past I’ve been reluctant to publicly voice my political opinions, but due to several events in my life and in the world in the past two years, I feel very differently about that now.
“I always have and always will cast my vote based on which candidate will protect and fight for the human rights I believe we all deserve in this country. I believe in the fight for LGBTQ rights, and that any form of discrimination based on sexual orientation or gender is WRONG. I believe that the systemic racism we still see in this country towards people of colour is terrifying, sickening and prevalent.(sic)”