Easter egg alert! In her chat with Ellen DeGeneres on Wednesday's (May 15) Ellen, Taylor Swift confirmed that her French dialogue at the beginning of the "Me!" video "definitely" has significant meaning.
"I've tried to learn French several times in my life because I think it's a really beautiful language," Swift said, noting that she had native French speakers on set to make sure she didn't "butcher" the language in the video for the first song from her upcoming album.
Ellen then put Swift on the spot and asked her to speak some French, so of course Taylor said "I love cats" in her not-native tongue, which led into a chat about the "little cat actor" who appears in the visual. "They show up with this little kitten. His handler was like, 'Do you want to hold him first?' I was like, 'Absolutely I do.' And so they hand me this tiny cat," she said of the adorable cat that would soon enter her life.
"I never really experienced a cat that the second I held this little kitten, he started purring like a motor," Taylor added. "I was like, 'Okay, whose cat is this? You're really lucky, whoever owns this cat.' And then, the girl was like, 'Actually, he doesn't have a home.' And then my eyes turned into hearts and I just immediately was like, 'I can't think about anything else.'"
Taylor then segued into her role in the upcoming big screen adaptation of the Broadway perennial Cats, which required her to attend "cat school," where, she said, "all my dreams came true on the set of this film. They were like, 'You can come to set as much as you want,' and I ended up being there like every day for four months. They're like, 'Taylor's doing cat school again….again. She's still here. She's still doing cat school." In case you were wondering, cat school involves crawling around on the floor and pretending to be a cat. "I had the best time."
Swift also broke down the whole Easter eggs idea for the Ellen audience, explaining to them that her recent Entertainment Weekly cover contained another batch of clues about her upcoming album. "They're excellent at figuring it out," she said of Swifties' proclivity for sniffing out all her secrets. [But] there were some fans that thought I had something to do with Avengers: Endgame, which I would have loved to have been asked, but I wasn't…asked to be in it at all," she said. "Because we had the single coming out the same day and I have a song that was called 'End Game.' And so they were like, 'Oh my God, she's going to defeat Thanos!'"
Taylor also stuck around for a game of "Burning Questions," where the singer declined to reveal the name of her next single, but described acting like a "raccoon in a dumpster" when she can't sleep at night and goes downstairs for a snack. The singer also revealed that her biggest teen rebellion moment was way back in 2008 — when she was 18 — and she "put Joe Jonas on blast on your [Ellen's] show…that was too much. We laugh about it now, but that was mouthy, just some teenage stuff there."
She also revealed her favorite [bleeped] curse word, that her first kiss with her high school boyfriend, Drew, when she was 15 and that she dropped yet another Easter egg during her earlier interview.
Finally, Taylor sounds like she's done with the album, and said that a new video is coming "soonish."