» Taylor Swift’s Piano Playing Landed Her Movie Role
Taylor Swift has a role in the upcoming movie ‘The Giver’ and she got the role for her piano playing.
Starring alongside Jeff Bridges, Meryl Streep and Katie Holmes The Washington Post says the producer, Nikki Silver, hit Taylor up to play the role of Rosemary after seeing her in concert.
As with any role, several actresses auditioned for the part but when the producers went to one of her concerts last year, they saw her playing the piano and thought she’d be a good fit.
“She’s a very soulful, interesting young woman and we had this very out-of-the box idea that maybe it would make sense that she could be our Rosemary,” said Nikki. And the role seemed to come along at the right time.
“I’ve spent a lot of time with her, and she had just been looking to dip her toe slightly in acting,” she continued. “She doesn’t sing in the movie, but she does play a little piano, which we had written for that character before we hired her.”
‘The Giver’ is based off the Lois Lowry book of the same name. It’s set in a dystopian future where all the major problems of the world have been solved, but people unknowingly have been stripped of any real emotion. It will be in theaters August 15th.