If you were excited to hear the new Phoebe Bridgers song “Sidelines” in the Conversations with Friends trailer, then you and the show’s stars have something in common.
Speaking with ABC Audio, cast member Joe Alwyn shares that he thought the track was “wicked.”
“I really liked her music beforehand,” Alwyn says. “I’d heard that they were gonna ask her to do it, and so when she said yes, and when I heard the song, I loved it. I think it’s amazing.”
Alison Oliver, who plays the lead role of Frances in Conversations with Friends, adds that she’s “obsessed” with the Grammy-nominated “Kyoto” artist.
“That was so, so cool that she was gonna do it,” Oliver says. “It’s an amazing song.”
Beyond Alwyn’s love for Bridgers’ music, the two have another connection: the actor is dating Taylor Swift, with whom Bridgers collaborated on the song “Nothing New” for the pop star’s Red (Taylor’s Version) album.
Bridgers, meanwhile, is in a relationship with Paul Mescal, who starred in the show Normal People. Both Conversations with Friends and Normal People are based on novels by author Sally Rooney.
Conversations with Friends premieres on Hulu this Sunday, May 15.
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