Published by Cel Manero from Global One Media, Inc.
The director of ‘Deadpool,’ who attended the Chiefs-Jets game alongside Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds, commends Swift as a “positive influence” for his daughters.
If you’ve been recently encountering a lot of buzz around Shawn Levy, the director of Deadpool 3 and producer of Stranger Things, it’s probably due to his presence in Taylor Swift’s suite during the Chiefs vs. Jets game on October 1, where he was accompanied by his close friends Hugh Jackman and Ryan Reynolds.
However, Levy, aged 55, renowned for directing blockbuster movies like The Adam Project, Free Guy, and the Night at the Museum franchise, reveals that Taylor Swift had already earned his admiration well before that widely noted football game, especially in the eyes of his four daughters.
He explains exclusively to PEOPLE, “You have to understand, my daughters’ ages range from 12 to 24. So, Taylor Swift has been the sole shared role model for all of them throughout that entire time span.”
Levy, whose most recent endeavor, Netflix’s All the Light We Cannot See, will be released on November 2, further elaborates, “When she invited me to participate in the video for All Too Well, and I had the opportunity to have all four of my daughters join me in that video, it solidified my status as a cool dad for eternity.”
Levy mentions that Swift, who is 31 years old and whom he first met through Reynolds and Blake Lively, approached him to portray her father in the video (which was directed by the Grammy winner).
He says, “I’ve previously directed both of those actors individually,” referring to Dylan O’Brien and Sadie Sink, who played the main roles in the short film. “Dylan O’Brien in The Internship, and Sadie Sink in Stranger Things. But that was one of the rare instances where I’ve acted in the last two decades. It was an incredibly enjoyable day.”
Levy also reveals that he secured roles for his daughters as guests at Sadie Sink’s birthday party, an experience he believes they’ll cherish forever.
“Absolutely, every parent enjoys creating exciting moments for their children,” Levy comments on this incredible opportunity, mentioning that he’s been fortunate as a working father to be involved in projects that typically captivate his daughters.
He continues, “When they were younger, I was involved in creating family-friendly comedy films that they could enjoy with their friends, such as Night at the Museum and Pink Panther. Then, as they entered their teenage years, I started producing Stranger Things. And with my upcoming series, All the Light We Cannot See, they can also watch that. It’s been somewhat serendipitous, but I consider myself very fortunate in that regard.”
Regarding his presence at the Jets-Chiefs game, where Swift was watching her rumored boyfriend Travis Kelce play, Levy expresses that the level of fame and excitement he witnessed was unlike anything he had ever experienced before.
“I’ve never experienced anything quite like what I witnessed at the football game with Taylor Swift, and I probably never will,” he chuckles. However, he didn’t dislike it at all, and he’s more than content with the fact that his daughters are devoted Swifties.
He adds, “You know what, as a father of four daughters, their shared fandom and slight obsession with Taylor is absolutely fine with me because she serves as a positive role model. And, most importantly, that woman wrote every single one of those songs herself. She is a genuine creative genius of her generation. She’s a force to be reckoned with—and she’s also a lot of fun to be around.”