Taylor Swift has topped music charts all over the world with her latest album, Midnights. While the 32-year-old singer-songwriter is herself known as a creative force par excellence, she wants to trade places with Mexican filmmaker Guillermo del Toro for a day in order to experience what it is like to be so creative.
Swift made these comments during the Q&A session with The Hollywood Reporter’s 2022 Women in Entertainment Power 100. Swift said regarding del Toro, “Imagine having that imagination, that visual vocabulary and that astonishing body of work,” further adding, “To have such a diverse storytelling range but somehow put your distinctive artistic fingerprint on every film.”
Swift has herself sat in the director’s chair this year with the short film, All Too Well. Her recent performance in a major film was in the multi-starrer Amsterdam alongside Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, Anya Taylor-Joy and John David Washington.
During an appearance on the Graham Norton Show, Swift had also talked about her experience of auditioning for a role in Les Miserables. “Basically I was up for two roles,” she said, further adding, “I had the look of Cosette and the range vocally of Éponine, so it was established I was there for a good time but not for a long time. I wasn’t going to get the role.”
Swift also detailed her experience before meeting Eddie Redmayne on the film’s sets: “When I got there they put me in full 19th-century street urchin costume and told me they were going to paint my teeth brown and I was like, ‘You are going to do that after I meet Eddie Redmayne right?’ They made me look like death and it became a nightmare. When I met Eddie, I didn’t open my mouth to speak!”