Taylor Swift Almost Made a Cameo in “Twilight: New Moon”

Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards
Taylor Swift at the American Music Awards. Photo by John Salangsang/BFA/REX/Shutterstock (9919915hb)

Taylor Swift appeared in quite a few movies in her day, but it turns out one beloved project is missing from her filmography. The Grammy-winning singer wanted to make a cameo in Twilight: New Moon, but her wish was denied by the film’s director Chris Weitz.

Weitz discussed his regrets about not casting Swift in the latest episode of Ashley Greene’s podcast The Twilight Effect. He had the same agent as the famous hitmaker at the time, and he told Weitz that she was a huge Twi-hard and expressed interest in appearing in the film.

Swift wasn’t asking for a big role and she simply wanted to play an extra in a cafeteria or a diner, but Weitz had to politely decline her request because he felt her presence would be too distracting.

“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. I kick myself for it too, because – I was like, wow, I could’ve been hanging out with Taylor Swift,” he explained.

Despite this rejection, Swift got her Twilight moment when she appeared alongside Taylor Lautner, who played Jacob Black in the beloved vampire franchise, in the 2010 ensemble rom-com Valentine’s Day.