‘Twilight’ director says he refused a Taylor Swift cameo

Taylor Swift was almost part of it dusk.

On Tuesday, Chris Weitz, director of the 2009 The Twilight Saga: New Moon, the second big screen installment of the vampire series, said he turned down the singer’s request to appear in the film. She was one of many famous fans who wanted to join the phenomenally popular franchise.

“The craziest of them all was hearing that Taylor Swift was a huge Twi-hard, right?” Weitz said The Twilight Effect with Ashley Greene and Melanie Howe The podcast. “And actually Taylor Swift and I had the same agent at the time and she said, ‘Taylor would love to be in this movie — not because of you, but she’s a Twi-hard.’ She’s, like, a cafeteria or a diner or whatever, but she wants to be in this movie.”

Taylor Swift performs in Las Vegas on April 6, 2009.  (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

Taylor Swift performs in Las Vegas on April 6, 2009. (Photo: Ethan Miller/Getty Images)

The singer-songwriter will bring some star power of her own, having already released hits like “Teardrops on My Guitar” and “Love Story.” For reference, Pune Filmed in early 2009 and released in two months on November 20 of that year. after Swift won the Best Female Video Award for “You Belong With Me” at the 2009 MTV Video Music Awards, where Kanye West infamously interrupted her acceptance speech. That same year, Swift briefly a dusk Saga stars, Taylor Lautner, which inspired her song “Back to December”.

Weitz said the problem he has with Swift’s appearance is that he already was Also Recognizable

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner attend an NHL game on October 25, 2009 in Los Angeles.  (Photo: Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images)

Taylor Swift and Taylor Lautner attend an NHL game on October 25, 2009 in Los Angeles. (Photo: Andrew D. Bernstein/NHLI via Getty Images)

“The hardest thing for me was that the moment Taylor Swift walks on the screen, like, for like five minutes, nobody’s going to be able to process anything,” said Weitz, whose many other Credits include writing and directing. 2002 Hugh Grant film About a boy And writing Disney’s upcoming live action pinocchio. “I kick myself for that, too, because I was like, ‘Wow, I could have hung out with Taylor Swift. We could have been friends.’

But, at that time, he was all about protecting the project.

“She must have been like, ‘Who is this jerk?'” Weitz said. “But sometimes you make decisions thinking it’s for the best of the movie. That’s kind of the funny thing I was saying for this movie, which is about a girl who doesn’t know she’s a vampire. Or a werewolf and this family should love. Of, like, undead, and I was like, ‘Oh, that would really take away from the realism of the movie.'”

A rep for Swift did not immediately respond to Yahoo Entertainment’s request for comment, but we do know that her career is on the mend.

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