Austin Swift, Taylor Swift’s hot younger brother, has spent years in the background, accompanying her to award ceremonies, attending her Fourth of July Taymerica parties, and more. Now, the 25-year-old is doing the actor thing and quite illustriously: since graduating from University of Notre Dame in 2015 (Tay documented the ceremony), he’s appeared in I.T. alongside Pierce Brosnan and in Live By Night alongside Ben Affleck.
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The outlet describes him as “gentle, brainy, measured in person,” “the sort of guy to offer you a copy of a play right out of his bad when you’re parting ways (‘I think you’ll like this one—I just read it.’)”.
Austin spoke warmly of Taylor, obviously: “She found singing, and I knew from very early on that that was her direction. She was never going to quit; that was her thing, that was her life…and I was always a little bit, you know, doing this, doing that….Something I learned myself, and learned through watching her, is respect. You just respect everyone’s time, everyone that you’re working with. They’re all there, it’s all their lives, and you need to put the work in to be worth that.”
And gave this little backstory about how he got into films: As a sophomore in high school, at 250 pounds, Austin said he “didn’t have a lot of friends. [But] I would go to the movies, and Daniel Craig was my friend, and Christian Bale was my friend, and Clive Owen was my friend, and Viggo Mortensen was my friend.”
Welcome to Hollywood, Austin Swift. It’s been waiting for you.