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Ethan Hawke & Josh Charles Praise “Stellar” Taylor Swift After ‘Fortnight’ Cameos

Ethan Hawke and Josh Charles are full of praise for Taylor Swift after working with her on “Fortnight”, her latest music video.

The actors who starred together in the classic film Dead Poets Society, play scientists in the video, the first single from Taylor’s 11th studio album, The Tortured Poets Department. 

Taking to Instagram, Josh writes, “I’ve admired Taylor for a long time, but meeting her in person took my fandom to a whole new level. Genuine, kind, approachable, and just an all around stellar human being – Not to mention a kick ass director to boot!”

Ethan also shared a message on Instagram: “Todd and Knox from DEAD POETS SOCIETY are now PhDs in THE TORTURED POETS DEPARTMENT. It’s quite an honour.”

He added, “Thank you @TaylorSwift for the opportunity to be in the music video for your song FORTNIGHT feat. @PostMalone. Carpe diem!”

The official “Fortnight” video was posted to YouTube on April 19 and features Ethan and Josh in white coats, working on a trapped Taylor in a lab.


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“For me, this video turned out to be the perfect visual representation of this record and the stories I tell in it,” Taylor explained of her clip. “I’m still laughing from getting to work with the coolest guys on earth, @EthanHawke and @MrJoshCharles (tortured poets, meet your colleagues from down the hall, the dead poets).”

“Fortnight” is one of 16 songs from The Tortured Poets Departmentwhich, much to the joy of Swifties everywhere, turned out being a double album featuring The Anthology with an extra 15 songs!

(Feature Image Credits: Ethan Hawke photo by Lev Radin/Shutterstock.com; Taylor Swift photo by Kevin Mazur/Getty Images; Hosh Charles photo by Kathy Hutchins/Shutterstock.com)

Nehal is an award-winning news presenter, author of "A Kids Book About Kindness Online" and founder of CelebrityKind. She has dedicated her career to creating connected and healthy spaces in the media. When she's not writing, you'll find Nehal hanging with family, dancing to Beyoncé, interpreting Taylor Swift lyrics or watching old eps of Oprah.