Taylor Swift: A director’s regret for turning down a cameo

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Taylor Swift: A director's regret for turning down a cameo

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Taylor Swift. The singer, a fan of the “Twilight” saga, was rejected. AFP photo

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As curious as it may seem, Taylor Swift wanted at all costs to appear in one of the films of the saga Twilight New Moon. The American singer has always declared herself a fan of the topic and for this she tried to make a small cameo in one of the films. However, director Chris Weitz turned it down.

It was Weitz himself who told the story during a podcast interview The Twilight effect (through The independent), and right there he also admitted that denying the singer’s participation is something he regrets. “I want to hit my head against the wall,” Weitz said of his decision.

“Taylor Swift was a huge fan and fan of the series. And besides, she and I had the same manager at the time. He was the one who told me Taylor wanted to be in one of the movies. ‘Taylor would like to be, he is really a big fan‘he told me, ”Weitz said.

Taylor Swift didn't ask for much, but they didn't give her anything.  AFP photo

Taylor Swift didn’t ask for much, but they didn’t give her anything. AFP photo

And it went even further, the rep made it clear to the director that Taylor had no big claims in terms of a particular role. I just wanted to be on set and show myself even if it was just a cameo. “She told me that she would be very happy with a minor role too, playing someone in the canteen, or in the restaurant or whatever. And she insisted that she just wanted to be in the movie.”

No means no

However, despite the singer’s insistence, Weitz decided not to bring Swift into the cast, not even for a fleeting appearance as a cameo.

The director motivated the refusal. Weitz was convinced that the singer’s presence would be a distraction for viewers. “I thought he would end up having a negative impact on the film,” thus explaining why he did not accept Taylor’s request.

“The hardest thing for me was to think, when Taylor Swift was on screen, for about five minutes, and I felt that no one in the audience was going to be able to come up with anything,” Weitz said.

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are the protagonists of the "Twilight" saga.  Clarin photo archive

Kristen Stewart and Robert Pattinson are the protagonists of the “Twilight” saga. Clarin photo archive

Twilight New Moonof 2009, was the follow-up to Dusk, of 2008, both played by Kristen Stewart, Robert Pattinson and Taylor Lautner, respectively in the roles of Bella Swan, Edward Cullen and Jacob Black. The saga continued with Eclipsein 2010, e Sunrisesplit in two parts.

The resounding box office success around the world added millions of fans, such as Taylor Swift, who got hooked on the romantic romance between the teenage protagonists, with the share of vampirism and gothic aesthetics that characterized the saga. These films also launched Stewart and Pattinson to fame and stardom.

On the other hand, for the moment of the premiere of the saga of Dusk, Taylor Swift had already released her first album with an impact that established her as a pop figure. As time goes by, Weitz admits that she now she, looking back, she made the wrong decision. “I really don’t know what I was thinking of rejecting it. He might as well have dated Taylor Swift. “

However, he admitted that this idea was definitely not in the singer’s plans. “He must have thought, ‘Who is this idiot?Either way, sometimes you make decisions thinking this is best for a movie and nothing else. “


Source: Clarin

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