Taylor Swift missed a pretty crazy movie cameo, and we need a moment to process what we missed.
She may have appeared on screen in TV shows like ITUC and new girlas well as the star-studded 2010 romantic comedy Valentine’s daybut the pop icon could have appeared on screen much of 2000s movie culture: Twilight.
Chris Weitz, director of *The Twilight Saga: New Moon—*starring Robert Pattinson and Kristen Stewart, and the second of five bestselling book films—confirmed that the film almost had a Taylor Swift cameo.
In a recent interview on The twilight effecta podcast hosted by the actor and Dusk star Ashley Greene, he opened up about his decision to ultimately turn Taylor down when his agent came to call him. “Taylor Swift and I had the same agent at the time, and he said, ‘Taylor would love to be in this movie, not because of you, but she’s a Twi-hard,'” Weitz said.
Turns out Swift wasn’t even going to get any screen time here, she just wanted to be a part of the vampire universe we were all, admittedly, obsessed with at that time. Her agent reportedly told Weitz, “‘She’ll be somebody in the cafeteria, or restaurant, or whatever, but she just wants to be in this movie.'”
Alas, that was not to be the case. The New Moon The director decided that ultimately having such a star appear in the background of the film was likely to attract attention. “The hardest thing for me was saying, ‘By the time Taylor Swift comes on the screen for about five minutes, nobody will be able to process anything,'” he said.
She’s a show-stealing queen in the absolute best way, so we see the logic. But that doesn’t mean Weitz doesn’t regret his decision. “I was like, ‘Wow, I could have hung out with Taylor Swift, and maybe we could have been friends or something,'” he said, also worried he might have offended. the star by refusing it. .
“She must have said, ‘Who is this asshole who would say no?’ But sometimes you make decisions and you’re like, ‘It’s for the best of the movie’.”