Though Taylor Swift may like you to think that she’s very close to her gal pals, some members of her infamous squad are saying that they actually don’t get to see each other as often as you’d think.
In the latest issue of Seventeen magazine, Hailee Steinfeld, whose squad membership status was immortalized in Swift’s “Bad Blood’ music video, reveals that she doesn’t really hang out with the singer all that much.
“I think people think we spend a lot more time together than we actually do!” Steinfeld says, before adding, “She’s amazing though.”
For Steinfeld, she feels grateful to have a strong support system of BFFs she can lean on these days. According to her, she was heavily bullied before she found fame in the industry.
“There was a period of time where every morning at 7:02, I’d get a prank phone call at my house,” she says. “That’s how I’d start every day, with a threat saying, ‘Come to school now. We’re going to kick your butt.’ So I went to school early and went in the back way. And there would be times when I’d come back to my desk and have hand sanitizer all over my books and in my water bottle. People would come by and slam my locker shut when I was still putting my books in it. It was just the most absurd things that you are supposed to see only in the movies.”
She adds that she still feel self-conscious about her looks sometimes, saying, “I have definitely had moments where I’m scrolling through Instagram and see these drop-dead gorgeous models, who we tend to forget are genetically a certain way, and think, Why can’t I or don’t I look like that? … It’s so easy to forget that we are all so beautiful because we’re unique.”
“Honestly, the only time I’ve hung out with her is during her video,” she said at the time. “I haven’t actually hung out with her that much.”