Twilight director ‘kicks himself’ for turning down Taylor Swift’s cameo request – Film News | Film-News.co.uk

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Taylor Swift’s request to appear in The Twilight Saga: New Moon was turned down by director Chris Weitz.

While speaking on The Twilight Effect podcast, Chris revealed that he received a request from the singer to appear in her 2009 film, but ultimately decided against it.

“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. ‘” Chris explained, referring to the name of Twilight fans.

Chris reported that according to their mutual agent, the singer would take any role. Taylor was apparently happy to represent “somebody in the cafeteria, or restaurant or whatever,” the agent said at the time. “She just wants to be in this movie.”

Chris declined the opportunity, believing Taylor’s presence on camera would be a distraction for the audience.

“The hardest thing for me was being like, the moment Taylor Swift walks onto the screen, for about five minutes, nobody will be able to process anything,” the director said. “I also kick myself for that, because – I was like, wow, I could have hung out with Taylor Swift.

“She must have said, ‘Who is this fool?’ But sometimes you make decisions thinking it’s for the best of the movie.

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