Taylor Swift has an in-depth interview with Rolling Stone as their new cover girl, and she talks about her life and her career – more specifically, when she had her first drink, how she’s viewed in the public eye, and how easily she gets hurt, among many other topics.
When asked about drinking alcohol and going out clubbing like most other famous stars her age, Swift replies, "I know I couldn't get away with it until then [when she turned 21]. I didn't really care to know what I was missing, and I know it was illegal, and that my luck would be that I'd get caught. And then you think about all the moms and little girls who would have thought less of me. I'm still not much of a drinker, but I'll have a glass of wine every once in a while."
She also says that she does realize and accept that her days of ‘exclusive good press’ are over, and that she’s moved on, saying, “"I just gotta take it day by day. I don't think anyone is ever truly viewed as only one thing, as only good, as only well behaved, as only respectful. In the beginning, when there would be a tiny news story about something that wasn't true, I thought that meant my fans weren't gonna show up to my next concert. But now, knock on wood- I feel like my fans have my back and I have theirs. It's just part of the dynamic of a good story. Everybody is a complicated character."