This is the reason Taylor Swift wasn't cast in the Twilight sequel

What a mistake!

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The director of the Twilight sequel has revealed why he 'refused' to cast Taylor Swift in the movies - even in a small part.

Despite this rejection, the multi-Grammy award singer may be nominated for an Oscar this year, for her 14-minute long film All Too Well: The Short Film, which was written and directed by the star.

The director of the New Moon sequel, Chris Weitz, however, said that it was Taylor's high profile status that made, even a short background appearance, in the Twilight film, not possible as fans wouldn't be able to concentrate on the actual storyline. 

Twilight director, Chris, explained that he shared an agent with the Shake it Off star, who recently celebrated the anniversary of her lockdown album and they told him how much of a Twilight (or Twihard for fans of the films) fan she was. Taylor was desperate to star in the film, even if it was a small part.

However, Chris explains to the Hollywood Reporter why he said no to the singer, “The moment that Taylor Swift walks onto the screen, for about five minutes, nobody is going to be able to process anything."

But, that doesn't mean that the director hasn't had regrets about his decision, “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.’”

And while Chris was happy with the film he still wonders what Taylor thought of him after the rejection, “She must have just been like, ‘Who is this jerk?’” 

The Look What You Made Me Do singer went on to star in various films such as Valentine's Day and the remake of Cats, while Taylor will also star in the historical drama Amsterdam, next to Christian Bale, Margot Robbie and John David Washington, this year.

While many say that the star could be in line to receive any Oscar for her short film - after she was spotted at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York earlier this summer alongside Sadie Sink (Max of Stranger Things!) and Dylan O'Bryen (Stiles of Teen Wolf!), the two stars of All Too Well: The Short Film - which Taylor wrote and directed.

Rumour also has it that Taylor's original song Carolina, which is featured in the film Where the Crawdads Sing, might also be nominated for an Academy Award.

Sarah Finley

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