Not many people say no to Taylor Swift, but apparently that’s exactly what happened when she tried to get a part in the “Twilight” movies.
While appearing on the latest episode of Ashley Greene and Melanie Howe’s “The Twilight Effect” podcast, director Chris Weitz, who helmed the second film “The Twilight Saga: New Moon,” shares that he was approached about putting Taylor in the film.
Chris explains that he and Taylor had the same agent, and the agent inquired about putting Taylor in the flick because she was a “Twihard,” noting she’d be willing to “be someone at the cafeteria, or the diner, or whatever” just to be in the film. And while that cameo may have been exciting, in the end Chris didn’t let it happen, because he thought it would be a distraction.
“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,’” he explained, noting, ”I kick myself for it too, because I was like, ‘Wow, I could have been, like, hanging out with Taylor Swift and maybe we could’ve been friends or something.”
He adds, “And so, I sort of feel like, ugh, I had sort of cost myself a chance to hang out with Taylor Swift and she must’ve just been like, ‘Who is this jerk who would say no?’”