‘Twilight’ Director Reveals He Refused To Cast Taylor Swift, But She Got The Last Laugh

So it was solely pure that she’d use her appreciable popular culture would possibly to land a job within the teen vampire saga, going so far as to current her case to Chris Weitz, the director of the “New Moon” sequel.

But the filmmaker lately revealed that he denied her request as a result of he was afraid she’d show to be a bit too, effectively, sparkly.

“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,’” Weitz stated on a latest episode of the podcast “The Twilight Effect With Ashley Greene and Melanie Howe,” in keeping with The Hollywood Reporter.

The filmmaker was instructed that Swift would play any position, together with “someone at the cafeteria, or the diner or whatever,” as a result of she “just wants to be in this movie,” he stated.

But regardless of her enthusiasm, huge fanbase and romance with a sure different Taylor round that point, Weitz put the kibosh on the cameo.

“The moment that Taylor Swift walks onto the screen, for about five minutes, nobody is going to be able to process anything,” he stated about his determination to show down the worldwide celebrity.

Weitz added: “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.’”

In the end, the director stated, he’s at peace with a selection he made for the “best of the film,” however nonetheless wonders how Swift dealt with the brush-off.

“She must have just been like, ‘Who is this jerk?’” he remarked.

Swift has, after all, gone on to repeatedly dabble within the appearing world with roles in movies like “Valentine’s Day,” “The Giver,” “Cats” and David O. Russell’s upcoming crime drama “Amsterdam,” in addition to sequence together with “New Girl” and “CSI: Crime Scene Investigation.” She additionally directed “All Too Well: The Short Film,” which served because the music video for her expanded fan model of the beloved “Red” ballad. The undertaking may in the end land Swift her first Oscar, because it was lately deemed eligible to be nominated within the Finest Dwell Motion Brief class.

And, as she tends to do, Swift prevailed within the “Twilight” division, too.

Whereas internet hosting “Saturday Night Live” again in 2013, she used the chance to primarily write herself into her personal “Twilight” film, starring as a Bella Swan-esque character who falls for a hunky Frankenstein in a spoof referred to as “Firelight.”

Now, look what rejection made her do!