Watch Joseph Gordon-Levitt Sing A Taylor Swift Song For His Wife On ‘Fallon’

The actor/musician performed “Lover” during his Tonight Show appearance.

By Andy Kahn Jun 20, 2024 12:03 pm PDT

Actor Joseph Gordon-Levitt demonstrated his musical skills during an appearance on Wednesday’s episode of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon. The co-star of the new feature film Beverly Hills Cop 2: Axel F played acoustic guitar while performing “Lover” by Taylor Swift.

Gordon-Levitt’s motivation for covering the title track to Swift’s 2019 album was to dedicate the song to his wife, Tasha McCauley.

“Today is actually my wife’s birthday,” Gordon-Levitt revealed. “I’m so sad because she’s not here in New York with me. I’m here working and she’s back home. I feel so terrible.”


The actor (and noted Phish fan) has collaborated with various musicians and artists through his HitRecord production company and other projects, including in film and on television. Watch his Tonight Show performance of Taylor Swift’s “Lover” below:

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