Julia Roberts Explains How She Ended Up On Stage With Taylor Swift During The ‘1989’ Tour

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From Kobe Bryant to Justin Timberlake, you never quite know who will join Taylor Swift on stage during her worldwide 1989 tour. One of the most unexpected celebrities to join Swift was Julia Roberts, who, along with the legendary Joan Baez, made a surprise on-stage appearance during an August tour date in Santa Clara, California.

So how did these two titans of the entertainment industry come together? Speaking with Extra during New York City’s Fashion Week, the Pretty Woman icon revealed that joining Swift and Baez on stage to dance to “Style” was completely unplanned.

“Oh my God, I would have washed my hair if it had been planned,” Roberts said. I was wearing a ponytail, leggings, and tennis shoes.”

In a backstage meeting before the show, Swift asked Roberts if she was interested in making a surprise appearance during the concert. Julia wisely turned to her three children for advice.

“They had never been to a concert before and they were big fans and she said, ‘Would you mind coming on stage during the song and dancing?’ and I said to my children, ‘What do you think?’ ‘Oh, Mom you have to do it!’ and my youngest son said, ‘Only do it if you want to, Mommy.’ It was so sweet!” said Roberts.


“It was one of those crazy, out-of-body moments,” the actress continued. “I can’t tell you anything that happened from the moment I came on stage. I was so nervous.”

Who will be the next star to share the stage with Taylor Swift? We’ll find out when the 1989 tour visits Bankers Life Fieldhouse in Indianapolis, Indiana on Wednesday, September 16.

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