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“I loved doing such an intimate film.”
While many musicians dabble in acting during their careers, Taylor Swift wants to go further: actually direct a feature film. The ‘Willow’ singer made a surprise appearance at the Tribeca Film Festival yesterday, where her short film was being screened All too well was screened and invited to a question and answer session with film stars Sadie Sink and Dylan O’Brien.
Swift directed All too well Last year she made a 10-minute short film based on her song of the same name, which is believed to be about her past relationship with Jake Gyllenhaal. It immediately went viral online, with fans praising its Stars Sink, which is currently in the latest season of stranger things as Max Mayfield and O’Brien for their realistic portrayal of a doomed relationship.
Filmmaker Mike Mills interviewed the three celebrities on stage at the festival, during which he discussed Swift’s surprising passion for filmmaking. Corresponding diversity Reporter Rebecca Rubin, who also shared videos from the event on Twitter, Blake Lively and Ryan Reynolds were also in the crowd to support the singer and were spotted.clap, sing and doing videos of Taylor all the time.” Swift also performed a 10-minute version of her song in front of the audience.
Swift said she’s “always curious” about the process and has contributed to her music videos in the editing suite in the past. She told Mills “It would be so amazing to write and direct something… a feature film.”
However, it’s unlikely she’ll be directing a major Marvel film any time soon, as she added that she didn’t want her next directorial venture to be bigger than the production All too well. Calling directing Sink and O’Brien “such a fulfilling experience,” she continued, “I loved making such an intimate film.”
However, she said it was “vulnerable” for her to try her hand at anything other than songwriting and singing. She added: “I had this imposter SyndRome in my head and said, ‘No, you don’t. Other people who went to school for it do that.’”
“You have to make so many decisions. Saying “I don’t know” really isn’t an option most of the time,” she continued.
Swift said, “It’s important to remember that you shouldn’t do everything perfectly because you have to learn and grow.”