Taylor Swift’s boyfriend Joe Alwyn calls her political posts 'important'

Joe Alwyn is here for the new politically woke Taylor Swift!

The 27-year-old British actor, who has previously said he does not want to talk about his relationship with the pop star, was asked about his girlfriend's very public political stance on Thursday while promoting his upcoming film, The Favourite, at the UK premiere of the movie at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival. 

When a reporter asked Alwyn what he thought of Swift's posts about the midterm elections, he replied, "I think it's great. I think it's important." He then exited the interview. 

Alwyn, who has been steadily growing out his facial hair during this press tour, was the epitome of a leading man at the event with his longer blonde locks swept to the side, his now-full beard, and his piercing blue eyes on full display. 

For the red carpet, he wore a black turtleneck and a royal blue Prada suit. 

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LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 18: Joe Alwyn attends the UK Premiere of 'The Favourite' & American Express Gala at the 62nd BFI London Film Festival on October 18, 2018 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, UNITED KINGDOM - OCTOBER 18: Joe Alwyn attends the UK film premiere of 'The Favourite' at BFI Southbank during the 62nd London Film Festival American Express Gala. October 18, 2018 in London, United Kingdom. (Photo credit should read Wiktor Szymanowicz / Barcroft Media via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 29: Taylor Swift and Joe Alwyn hold hands as they return home on September 29, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Jackson Lee/GC Images)
NEW YORK, NY - SEPTEMBER 28: Joe Alwyn attends the 56th New York Film Festival - Opening Night Premiere Of 'The Favourite' at Alice Tully Hall, Lincoln Center on September 28, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/WireImage)
Brit actor Joe Alwyn attends The Favourite movie photocall during the at 75th Venice Film Festival. Venice, August 30th, 2018 (Photo by Marilla Sicilia/Archivio Marilla Sicilia/Mondadori Portfolio via Getty Images)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Joe Alwyn walks the red carpet ahead of the 'The Favourite' screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Stefania D'Alessandro/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: (From L) Actor Nicolas Hoult, actress Emma Stone, director Yorgos Lanthimos, actress Olivia Colman and actor Joe Alwyn walks the red carpet ahead of the 'The Favourite' screening during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Grande on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Dominique Charriau/WireImage)
VENICE, ITALY - AUGUST 30: Joe Alwyn attend 'The Favourite' photocall during the 75th Venice Film Festival at Sala Casino on August 30, 2018 in Venice, Italy. (Photo by Alessandra Benedetti - Corbis/Corbis via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 18: Joe Alwyn at the 'Operation Finale' Press Conference at the Essex House on August 18, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - AUGUST 16: Joe Alwyn attends the 'Operation Finale' New York Premiere at Walter Reade Theater on August 16, 2018 in New York City. (Photo by Theo Wargo/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Joe Alwyn attends the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 15: Elizabeth Debicki and Joe Alwyn attend the screening of 'Solo: A Star Wars Story' during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Palais des Festivals on May 15, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images)
CANNES, FRANCE - MAY 14: Actor Joe Alwyn attends the Chopard Trophy during the 71st annual Cannes Film Festival at Martinez Hotel on May 14, 2018 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Venturelli/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Joe Alwyn attends the Gala screening of 'The Sense of an Ending' at Picturehouse Central on April 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Joe Alwyn attends the Gala screening of 'The Sense of an Ending' at Picturehouse Central on April 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Joe Alwyn attends the Gala screening of 'The Sense of an Ending' at Picturehouse Central on April 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 06: Joe Alwyn attends the Gala screening of 'The Sense of an Ending' at Picturehouse Central on April 6, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 02: Joe Alwyn attends Dylan Jones and Marco Bizzarri host a cocktail party to launch new film series 'The Performers' at the Serpentine Sackler Gallery at The Serpentine Gallery on February 2, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by Venturelli/Getty Images for Gucci)
LONDON, ENGLAND - FEBRUARY 08: Joe Alwyn (L), wearing dunhill, and guest attend the dunhill and Dylan Jones pre-BAFTA dinner and cocktail reception celebrating Gentlemen in Film at Bourdon House on February 8, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Alfred Dunhill)
PARIS, FRANCE - JANUARY 22: (L-R) Actors Patrick Gibson and Joe Alwyn attend the Lanvin Menswear Fall/Winter 2017-2018 show as part of Paris Fashion Week on January 22, 2017 in Paris, France. (Photo by Bertrand Rindoff Petroff/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 07: Joe Alwyn attends the Oliver Spencer AW17 Catwalk Show during London Fashion Week Men's January 2017 at the BFC Show Space on January 7, 2017 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for Oliver Spencer)
HONG KONG - NOVEMBER 09: (L-R) Actress Tang Wei, director Ang Lee and British actor Joe Alwyn attend the premiere of Ang Lee's film 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' on November 8, 2016 in Shanghai, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
Actor Joe Alwyn poses during a press conference to promote the film 'Billy Lynns Long Halftime Walk' in Taipei on November 3, 2016. Taiwan-born Lee returned to the island to promote his war drama 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' starring newcomer Joe Alwyn, Kristen Stewart, Vin Diesel and Steve Martin ahead of its November 11 release. / AFP / SAM YEH (Photo credit should read SAM YEH/AFP/Getty Images)
BEIJING, CHINA - NOVEMBER 06: British actor Joe Alwyn attends the premiere of director Ang Lee's film 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' on November 6, 2016 in Beijing, China. (Photo by VCG/VCG via Getty Images)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Joe Alwyn at 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' Press Conference at the Essex House on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Vera Anderson/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: Actor Joe Alwyn attends the 54th New York Film Festival 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' premiere held at AMC Lincoln Square Theater on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Brent N. Clarke/FilmMagic)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Actors Kristen Stewart, Joe Alwyn and director Ang Lee attend The Build Series Presents 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' at AOL HQ on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
NEW YORK, NY - OCTOBER 14: (L-R) Director Ang Lee, actors Kristen Stewart, Chris Tucker, Steve Martin and Joe Alwyn attend The Build Series Presents 'Billy Lynn's Long Halftime Walk' at AOL HQ on October 14, 2016 in New York City. (Photo by Desiree Navarro/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 04: Joe Alwyn attends the IWC Schaffhausen Dinner in Honour of the BFI at Rosewood London on October 4, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images for IWC Schaffhausen )
LONDON, ENGLAND - JUNE 10: Joe Alwyn attends the private Burberry event during The London Collections Men SS17 at Burberry on June 10, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Mike Marsland/Mike Marsland/WireImage)
LONDON, ENGLAND - MARCH 20: Joe Alwyn attends the Jameson Empire Film Awards at Grosvenor House, on March 20, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Fred Duval/FilmMagic)
LONDON, ENGLAND - JANUARY 11: Joe Alwyn attends the Burberry show during The London Collections Men AW16 at Kensington Gardens on January 11, 2016 in London, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
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Alwyn attended the premiere alongside his co-stars, Emma Stone, Olivia Colman, and Rachel Weisz. 

Stone dazzled in a silver floor-length Louis Vuitton gown. She kept her makeup bold with a merlot-colored lip and rocked a sparkly silver headband for some extra bling. 

Colman, who is getting ready to take on the role of Queen Elizabeth II in the upcoming season of The Crown, also went for a silver look, posing with the cast on the carpet. 

Rachel Weisz, Olivia Colman, Emma Stone
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After giving birth to her second child last month, Weisz looked incredible in a scarlet sequin Alexander McQueen dress. 

While Swift did not join her guy at the premiere, Alwyn previously told British GQof his relationship with the "Gorgeous" singer, "Someone's private life is by definition, private. No one is obliged to share their private life." 

 

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