Celebrity·Posted on Jan 30, 2019Lupita Nyong'o Explains How Taylor Swift's Music Helped Her During Hard Times"I was just in a funk."by Morgan MurrellBuzzFeed StaffFacebookPinterestTwitterMailLink While promoting her new movie Little Monsters at the 2019 Sundance Film Festival on Tuesday, Lupita Nyong'o opened up about her special connection to a Taylor Swift hit song. Rich Fury / Getty Images "I was going through a hard time professionally," Lupita said, according to the New York Post. "And I was just in a funk. I was working abroad, and my best friend came to cheer me up." Jon Kopaloff / Getty Images "He played ‘Shake It Off’ on his phone, and we just had a dance party in my bedroom.” Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF Vevo The song continued to play a role in the 35-year-old Oscar winner's life, so she found a way to incorporate in her latest project. Vulture @vulture See @Lupita_Nyongo's tiny co-stars re-enact her belting Taylor Swift | Presented by @autographhotels 05:44 PM - 29 Jan 2019 Reply Retweet Favorite Valerie Macon / AFP / Getty Images “It meant a lot to me that this film had that [song]. And so when I heard that they were having a hard time [getting the rights]." Dimitrios Kambouris / Getty Images "I wrote Taylor Swift myself and asked her, and told her that story. And she said yes!" Tap to play or pause GIF Tap to play or pause GIF ABC What a cute story! Who said music doesn't bring people together?