Olivia Rodrigo opens up about sis'ing down with her idol Taylor Swift, crying at a Lorde show and learning how to parallel park in a new cover story in V Magazine conducted by breakout Saturday Night Live star Bowen Yang. The comedian-actor, who famously sent up Olivia's breakthrough hit "Drivers License" on the show in a sketch, covered a lot of ground in the chat, but what he really just had to know was: What is it really like to be pals with Tay?
"I’ve really just looked up to her since I was very young. I think her writing every single one of her songs was a big inspiration for me," said Rodrigo, who has mentioned she "just about died" when she read Swift's reaction to her breakout success earlier this year. "I take songwriting the most seriously out of any career that I have. It’s just so important to me. And I think that’s sort of the same with her. She’s just obviously brilliant at it. And it’s just so cool to also be in a place in my career where people who I’ve looked up to for a really long time suddenly become my peers. That’s such a crazy thing that I still haven’t wrapped my head around."
To be honest, 18-year-old Rodrigo said she's still the "biggest fangirl" and finds it hard to believe what her life has become. Like, not only is she friends with TSwift, but that White House visit in July? Also insane. The pop-in at 1600 Pennsylvania Ave., during which Rodrigo encouraged young Americans to get the COVID-19 vaccine, also included some face time with President Biden's chief medical advisor, Dr. Anthony Fauci.