Thursday 18 August 2022 01:34 AM Taylor Swift was turned down for a cameo in Twilight: New Moon by ... trends now

Thursday 18 August 2022 01:34 AM Taylor Swift was turned down for a cameo in Twilight: New Moon by ... trends now
Thursday 18 August 2022 01:34 AM Taylor Swift was turned down for a cameo in Twilight: New Moon by ... trends now

Thursday 18 August 2022 01:34 AM Taylor Swift was turned down for a cameo in Twilight: New Moon by ... trends now

Taylor Swift almost made an appearance in the beloved Twilight saga. 

The songstress, 32, was a Twilight fan and had her agent petition for a cameo in the second film - New Moon - but was turned down by director Chris Weitz, who didn't want her to be a distraction for viewers.

However, years after the decision he says he regrets it: 'I kick myself for it too... I could have been hanging out with Taylor Swift, and maybe we could've been friends,' he said on Ashley Greene's "The Twilight Effect podcast.

Almost: Taylor Swift, 32, almost made an appearance in the Twilight saga, but was turned down by the director who didn't want her to be a distraction for viewers; Pictured 2021

Almost: Taylor Swift, 32, almost made an appearance in the Twilight saga, but was turned down by the director who didn't want her to be a distraction for viewers; Pictured 2021

'The craziest [casting story] of all was to hear that Taylor Swift was a huge Twi-hard,' the 52-year-old filmmaker revealed on the episode, while speaking to Greene (who starred as Alice Cullen in the movies) and Melanie Howe. 

'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. She will be someone at the cafeteria, or the diner, or whatever, but she just wants to be in this movie.'" 

Weitz explained that his reason for saying 'no' came down to what was best for the film: '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,"'  

Turned down: The songstress, 32, was a Twilight fan and had her agent petition for a cameo in the second film New Moon, however director Chris Weitz, 52, turned her down; Pictured 2018

Turned down: The songstress, 32, was a Twilight fan and had her agent petition for a cameo in the second film New Moon, however director Chris Weitz, 52, turned her down; Pictured 2018

Regret: Weitz said he regrets the decision: 'I kick myself for it too... I could have been hanging out with Taylor Swift,' he said on Ashley Greene's The Twilight Effect podcast

Regret: Weitz said he regrets the decision: 'I kick myself for it too... I could have been hanging out with Taylor Swift,' he said on Ashley Greene's The Twilight Effect podcast 

Weitz added, 'She must've just been like, "Who is this jerk who would say no?" But sometimes you make decisions and you go, "This is for the best of the film."' 

A surprised Greene replied saying 'Oh my god, I

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