Antoni Porowski From "Queer Eye" Revealed How Extra Taylor Swift Was In Keeping Her New Video A Secret

    No one on the set actually heard the song.

    On Monday, Taylor Swift released the video for her new single, "You Need to Calm Down," and I'm not exaggerating when I say it's the best thing she's ever done.

    The whole thing was one big celebration of LGBT pride, with Swift hanging out in a trailer park surrounded by a bunch of celebrities, including her BFF Todrick Hall and, surprisingly, Katy Perry.

    And some other familiar faces, in the form of Queer Eye's Fab Five, also made an appearance, joining Swift and Hall for a tea party.

    Well, Antoni Porowski has now opened up about the experience of appearing in the video, revealing the lengths Swift went to in order to keep the whole thing a secret.

    Speaking to Yahoo, Porowski explained that none of the people in the video even heard the song — they could just hear a snippet through an earpiece.

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    "Everything was a big secret," he added.

    Porowski went on to say that everyone in the video had to be hidden at all times — even when they went to use the bathroom.

    This isn't the first time Swift has deployed extremely covert tactics to prevent her music from being spoiled or leaked.

    Then, in 2017, Ed Sheeran revealed that collaborating with Swift involved their song being stashed in a briefcase and flown with a handler for his approval.

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    He told Capricho magazine: "I remember when I did a song with Taylor for her album, I was in San Francisco and they sent someone with a locked briefcase with an iPad and one song on it. They flew to San Francisco and played the song I've done with her and asked if I like it. ... I was like, 'Yeah,' and they took it back. That's how I hear it."

    Porowski also revealed that, although he didn't take any props from the video, Swift did give everyone a gift.

    You can read the full interview with Porowski here.

    Ellie Woodward is Celebrity and Entertainment Editor for BuzzFeed UK and is based in London.

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