Taylor talked about the film's conception, what directing was like for her, and one Easter egg that kinda went under the radar.
When talking about the character "Her," Taylor talked about how she wanted to convey that the character in the film was a writer.
"Sadie's character is a writer. It’s foreshadowed throughout. It’s one of the narrative devices I loved sprinkling through the film," Taylor said.
"We start out with a Neruda quote, which absolutely destroyed me. It’s a violent thing to read something so poignant.”
“So, we start with that. It references the fact that she is a writer. Then, we see this scene that foreshadows her. She says [to him], ‘Are you real? I feel like I made you up.’ It foreshadows the fact that she will one day write a book and she will fictionalize his character into a main character in her novel.”
“The audience has chills,” Mike said to Taylor, as audible “Oooohs” were heard. But then Taylor talked about the typewriter Easter egg, which hasn't been super dissected online yet.
"There’s this red typewriter," she said. "If you look really closely, when we’re following her really closely through the hallway with a steadicam, and we meet Him for the first time, we pan across a red typewriter."
"And then later on, we see her typing on that typewriter. We assume that he gave it to her," she continued. This coincides with the fact that each section of the short film has chapter titles in font Taylor had specifically designed, foreshadowing the future creation of the "All Too Well" novel the character will write.
"He’s taken a lot from her, but he’s also given her something — this dream and hope she had to be a writer.”
This typewriter Easter egg — and what it represents to the character Her — is even more interesting when you remember that much of Sadie’s character is a fictionalized avatar for Taylor.
“Her experience with Him is what galvanized that into her life and her career. And so, there are a lot of ways I do feel in which that both characters are protagonists."
"I spent a lot of time thinking about why they are the way they are, why they fell in love, and why they fell apart."
To watch Taylor's full talk, click here. And to check out more Easter eggs from the short film, click here.