Austin Swift has opened up about the ups and downs of his sister Taylor‘s career and what he has taken from all of it.
The 24-year-old actor, who recently graduated from Notre Dame, would love to put his film education to use as an actor in Hollywood.
He admits that Taylor‘s level headedness over the years has helped him realize the importance of staying grounded.
“When we were kids, I saw Taylor write songs every day for years when there was no one to play them to,” Austin told People.
Austin went on to reveal that when he was in middle school, the siblings spent their spring break in Nashville, where he remembers “watching her go door-to-door dropping off demo CD’s at labels that never called.”
“[I] was there when she was performing at karaoke contests and in the corners of parties with the same enthusiasm she now plays to stadiums full of her fans,” he added. “Having seen that example, how much goes in, how long it took … That’s always going to be bedrock for who I am and who I want to be.”
Austin also opened up about their mother Andrea‘s cancer diagnosis.
“An ocean of people rose up around me to offer support and open up about their own experiences,” he shared. “People were there for me and it transformed what could have been a very lonely, impossible time. I’ll never forget that.”
Catch Austin in his new film I.T., in select theaters today!
The 35-year-old actor was asked a question about his ex-girlfriend on the red carpet at the Emmys and he politely answered.
Tom was asked by People if he and Taylor are still friends.
“Yes. Yes, we are,” he replied with a smile.
Tom was nominated for Outstanding Lead Actor in a Limited Series or Movie for his work on The Night Manager. He was seen hanging out at the AMC Networks after party with co-star Hugh Laurie (pictured below).
Last month, the 26-year-old entertainer gave $50,000 to the Greater Baton Rouge Food Bank and she just followed up with another donation.
Taylor gave an additional $50,000 to Ascension Public Schools, which still has five schools that are closed due to damages from the flood.
“We are overwhelmed by the generosity of those wanting to help our students. We are particularly honored that Taylor Swift is reaching out to us. Her investment in our children will have far reaching impacts as we recover from the flood,” the district’s superintendent David Alexander said in a statement.