Taylor Swift was denied a cameo in ‘Twilight: New Moon’ – Billboard

Back in 2009, Taylor Swift was a huge fan of Twilight, so much so that she wanted to make a cameo appearance in Twilight: New Moon.

In a new episode of The Twilight Effect podcast on Tuesday (Aug. 16), the popular sequel’s director Chris Weitz shared with hosts Ashley Greene and Melanie Howe that he actually turned down Swift’s request to appear in the film. “Taylor Swift was a big Twi-hard, and Taylor Swift and I had the same agent at the time and he said, ‘Taylor would like to be in this movie, not because of you, but she’s a Twi-hard,'” she said. she. remembered.

Weitz added that having Swift on screen would have distracted him from the other actors and the plot. “The hardest thing for me was thinking, the moment Taylor Swift walks on the screen, for about five minutes, no one will be able to process anything,” he said. “I kicked myself for that too, because I was like, wow, I could have been dating Taylor Swift. She must have been like, ‘Who is this jerk?’ But sometimes you make decisions thinking that this is the best thing about the movie.”

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However, Swift did have a Twilight moment when she dated Taylor Lautner, who plays werewolf Jacob Black in the movies, for a few months in the fall of 2009. The duo, affectionately known as “Taylor Squared,” met on the set. from the romantic comedy drama Valentine’s Day, which wound up premiering in 2010.

Watch the full episode of the Twilight Effect podcast with Weitz below.

Source: www.billboard.com