Sometimes, friends set up friends with other friends. And sometimes, two of those friends are Emma Stone and Taylor Swift, and the third friend is a relatively unknown but promising British actor named Joe Alwyn. What we’re trying to say is, Emma Stone reportedly was responsible for setting up Taylor Swift and her new beau, Joe Alwyn. As things are.
According to the Daily Mail, this whole matchmaking extravaganza began because Stone and Alwyn, who snagged his breakout role as the star of last year’s Billy Lynn’s Long Halftime Walk, are filming The Favourite, a movie about the reign of Queen Anne, together in the United Kingdom. The Oscar winner introduced Swift to her eligible costar, and in the “several months” — yes, months — since, the singer has been flying to London and traipsing around the city with her new love interest in a myriad of disguises involving hats and scarves to keep their romance under wraps. You know, just regular blind date stuff.
Meanwhile, since Alwyn’s entrance into the limelight a whole 24 hours ago, the publication has unearthed some much-anticipated intel about Swift’s mysterious new man. One painfully reductive source who claims to be a friend of the actor claims Alwyn never had a girlfriend while at drama school because he was “committed to his craft,” yet somehow he is also “a quintessential panty-dropper. Your classic prince charming.” Sounds great.
As for us, we plan to wait for Swift’s inevitable Grammy-winning album about this blossoming relationship to make up our minds about Alwyn. After all, this is just your average friend-of-a-friend setup. Nothing out of the ordinary to see here.
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Emma Stone in Prada at the Metropolitan Museum of Art Costume Institute Gala for ‘Manus x Machina’ in New York, New York, May 2016.
Emma Stone in Roland Mouret at the Hollywood Foreign Press Association Grants Banquet in Beverly Hills, California, August 2016.
Emma Stone in Atelier Versace at the opening ceremony of the Venice Film Festival and the premiere of La La Land in Venice, Italy, August 2016.
Emma Stone in Chanel at the Venice Film Festival in Venice, Italy, August 2016.
Emma Stone in Rochas at the party for Katie Says Goodbye at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, September 2016.
Emma Stone in Chanel at the press conference for La La Land in Venice, Italy, September 2016.
Emma Stone in Chanel at the premiere of La La Land at the Toronto International Film Festival in Toronto, Canada, September 2016.
Emma Stone in Rodarte at the special screening of La La Land during the Mill Valley Film Festival in Mill Valley, California, October 2016.
Emma Stone in Prada at the Kennedy Center Mark Twain Prize in honor of Bill Murray in Washington, D.C., October 2016.
Emma Stone in Chanel at the premiere of La La Land at the Denver Film Festival in Denver, Colorado, November 2016.
Emma Stone in Rosetta Getty at a special screening of La La Land in Los Angeles, California, November 2016.
Emma Stone in Prada at the premiere of La La Land in Westwood, California, December 2016.
Emma Stone in Rochas with Ryan Gosling at their hand and footprint ceremony at TCL Chinese Theater in Hollywood, California, December 2016.
Emma Stone in Giambattista Valli at the Hollywood Reporter Women in Entertainment breakfast in Los Angeles, California, December 2016.
Emma Stone in Jason Wu.
Emma Stone in Gucci at the W Magazine Best Performances pre-Golden Globes party in Los Angeles, California, January 2017.
Emma Stone in The Row at a screening of La La Land in London, England, January 2017.