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‘It’s phenomenal’ – Taylor Swift gives Conversations With Friends her stamp of approval

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Taylor Swift with boyfriend Joe Alwyn

Taylor Swift with boyfriend Joe Alwyn

Taylor Swift with boyfriend Joe Alwyn

Taylor Swift has given her seal of approval to Irish drama Conversations With Friends as it hits our screens this week.

The Bad Blood singer’s boyfriend, Joe Alwyn, plays the role of Nick Conway in the coming-of-age drama.

Taking to Instagram to praise the show, the American star shared an article in Time magazine which said that the adaption "breathes fresh life" into the story.

She wrote: "Can confirm it's phenomenal."

The much-anticipated TV adaptation of Sally Rooney’s first novel features Alison Oliver, who narrates the series and plays the part of Frances, while Sasha Lane plays the role of Bobbi, who is Frances’s friend and ex-girlfriend.

The pair soon befriend an older married couple, Nick and Melissa, portrayed by Jemima Kirke, and it's not long before Frances and Nick embark on an affair of their own.

Alwyn (31) has been dating singer-songwriter Swift (32) since at least 2017, but the pair have remained intensely private about their relationship.

The London-born star worked with Swift on her surprise eighth studio album Folklore, writing under the pseudonym William Bowery, and co-wrote a number of songs on the follow-up sister album, Evermore.

He told GQ Hype about writing songs in lockdown: “It was really the most accidental thing to happen in lockdown. It wasn’t like, ‘It’s three o’clock, it’s time to write a song!’

“It was just messing around on a piano and singing badly and being overheard and then thinking, you know, what if we tried to get to the end of it together?”

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The 12-part series directed by Lenny Abrahamson premiered on BBC Three and on subscription streaming service Hulu on Sunday.

The first two episodes will air on RTÉ One at 9.35pm on Wednesday, May 18, and they will also be available to watch on the RTÉ Player.

The follow-up to the enormously successful Normal People, Rooney's second novel, is again set in Dublin and details the trials and tribulations of Irish millennials as they navigate romantic relationships. Each episode will last approximately 30 minutes.


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