Taylor Swift is one of the most loved singers in the entertainment industry. The beautiful star has carved her path to success with her fabulous music, which also earned her numerous Grammy awards and eight No. 1 hits on the Billboard Hot 100 chart. Along with her fabulous singing, the actress also holds a keen interest in the acting world. She made her acting debut with Hannah Montana: The Movie and appeared in numerous other movies. However, it is interesting to know that the singing diva could also have been in Robert Pattinson’s teen drama The Twilight Saga.
The Anti-Hero singer wanted to be part of the box office superhit, The Twilight Saga: New Moon, which was released in 2009.
Tailor Swift could have done a cameo in The Twilight Saga: New Moon
As per the reports, the Blank Space singer was a massive fan of The Twilight Saga movie. The singer was dating the franchise’s star Taylor Lautner at the time. And she wanted to play a small role in The Twilight Saga: New Moon, however, her dream could not be fulfilled.
In an interview for The Twilight Effect, a podcast hosted by Twilight fame Ashley Greene, the film director Chris Weitz revealed that Swift’s team tried hard for the pop sensation to be a part of the movie. The director said,
“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.'”
Swift was a huge fan of the franchise, which was adapted from Stephenie Meyer’s books, and she just wanted to be on set for any role. Her agent reportedly told the filmmaker,
“She will be someone at the cafeteria, or the diner, or whatever, but she just wants to be in this movie.”
However, the director decided against the idea as he thought that Taylor Swift’s presence on the sets will be too much of a distraction. Weitz said,
“The hardest thing for me was to be like, ‘The moment that Taylor Swift walks onto the screen, for about five minutes nobody is going to be able to process anything.'”
Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart’s movie became a box-office hit with a gross collection of $709 million worldwide.
Chris Weitz regrated not roping in Taylor Swift for New Moon
The director confessed in the podcast that he regrets not working with Taylor Swift because it meant throwing away the chance to hang out with the pop sensation. He said,
“I was like, ‘Wow, I could have been, like, hanging out with Taylor Swift, and maybe we could’ve been friends or something.'”
He further added,
“She must’ve just been like, ‘Who is this jerk who would say no?’ But sometimes you make decisions and you go, ‘This is for the best. It wasn’t to be.'”
Swift finally got a chance to work in the 2010’s romantic comedy Valentine’s Day with Taylor Lautner, her then-boyfriend. She has also appeared on episodes of shows like CSI and New Girl.