Imagine you might be celebrity Taylor Swift and also you resolve you’re going to ask for a cameo within the subsequent Twilight movie. Now think about having that degree of stardom and nonetheless getting rejected by Chris Weitz, the director of The Twilight Saga: New Moon.
This did truly occur, as Weitz revealed on The Twilight Effect with Ashley Green and Melanie Howe. “Taylor Swift was a huge 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.’”
Swift could be prepared to play any position Weitz could be prepared to provide her. She was comfortable to play “someone at the cafeteria or the diner” so long as she obtained to be part of the Twilight universe.
As we all know, Taylor Swift didn’t get that cameo position. That resolution got here instantly from Weitz, who had some reservations about including a celebrity to the combo.
Taylor Swift didn’t get her cameo in The Twilight Saga: New Moon
Weitz in the end determined towards having Swift be part of 2009’s New Moon, the second film within the Twilight saga. He felt that her cameo could be too nice a distraction from the drama between Bella (Kristen Stewart), Jacob (Taylor Lautner) and Edward (Robert Pattinson).
“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,” Weitz stated. “I kick myself for it, too, because I was like, ‘Wow, I could’ve been hanging out with Taylor Swift. We could have been friends.’”
Um, hanging out with Taylor Swift would have been wonderful (I’m a enormous Swiftie, by the way in which). It seems like a missed alternative however I respect Weitz’s resolution to not have her within the film. Remember when Ed Sheeran was in an episode of Game of Thrones? That immediately pulled me out of the world, so I get it, Weitz.
Almost 13 years later, Weitz nonetheless has second ideas concerning the resolution. “She must have been like, ‘Who is this jerk?’ But sometimes you make decisions thinking this is for the best of the film.”
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