How ‘Miss Americana’ Director Shot a ‘Raw and Fresh’ Look at Taylor Swift | Video

“She was really very open — anything that compromised her security was off limits,” Lana Wilson says

Director Lana Wilson had more access to pop sensation Taylor Swift than anyone has ever had, and Swifties can get a closer look at the star’s private life in the documentary “Miss Americana,” now streaming on Netflix.

“It felt like we had a lot of access — more than anyone’s ever had with her,” Wilson told TheWrap’s Beatrice Verhoeven at the Sundance Film Festival. “No one has ever filmed her in the studio before, and the interview I did with her at the beginning was the first interview she’d done in three years, so it felt very raw and fresh.”

In fact, Wilson explained, there wasn’t really anything that Swift considered off-limits. All Swift really wanted was to make an organic, genuine documentary, unlike the “conventional pop star documentary” we usually see.

“She was really very open — anything that compromised her security was off limits and that was understandably very important,” Wilson explained. “Her relationship (with actor Joe Alwyn) is private but we found a way to indicate the significance and the importance of her relationship in her life while respecting the privacy that she wanted to maintain with it.”

Indeed, “Miss Americana” shows the two embrace backstage after one of Swift’s concerts, and it’s one of the more closer looks fans have gotten at the pair who’ve been in a relationship since 2016.

Watch the full video above.

Thom Geier

Thom Geier

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