Taylor Swift Talks About Directing a Movie
As mentioned this morning on Joel and Maryann in the Morning, Taylor Swift is pushing for a Best Short Film Oscar nomination for All Too Well. She is also looking for something else. based on what she told attendees at the Toronto Film Festival over the weekend, one day, she might be in the running for a Best Picture award as well.
According to Variety, during a moderated talk at the festival, Taylor said when it comes to directing, “I think that I’m at a place now where the next baby step is not a baby step. It would be committing to making a film.”
“I feel like I would just absolutely love for the right opportunity to arise because I just absolutely, absolutely adore telling stories this way,” she added, saying it would be “such a privilege and an honor.” Taylor was referring to directing a film one day.
Taylor added that she sees herself directing “human stories about human emotion,” noting that she can’t imagine herself ever “filming an action sequence.”
Referring to the plot of All Too Well, she joked, “I don’t always see myself telling stories about extreme, guttural heartbreak at your most formative age that debilitates you emotionally for years and then you have to develop the scar tissue in order to move on with your life, and limp your way to your typewriter and write a novel about it. I think I’ve done that.”
As for that infamous “scarf” first mentioned in the lyrics of the song “All Too Well,” and now a focal point in the film — Taylor said, “Basically, the scarf is a metaphor…And I think when I say it’s a metaphor, I’m just gonna stop.”
Taylor also mentioned that she doesn’t see herself directing an action movie, but hopes to tell “human stories about human emotion.”
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