Often times, once they conquer the music world, singers like to diversify their resumé and extend their talents to the silver screen. Each artist transitions with varying degrees of success. A recent example of singer turned actor gone right is Lady Gaga in A Star is Born. An example of one transition (out of many) gone wrong would be Rihanna in the summer blockbuster Battleship.
Taylor Swift joined the list of singer-turned-actors over a decade ago when she appeared in the ensemble film Valentine’s Day. Though, her most recent and memorable performance was her short appearance in the massive flop Cats. Swift portrayed Bombalurina, a flirty and cunning cat who appears near the end of the movie to perform a cabaret number with a catnip cocktail in hand.
The film was poorly received, but, to her credit, Swift’s performance was one of the few highlights out of an otherwise disastrous film, not quite placing Swift in the “transitions gone wrong” category.
For those not totally convinced of Swift’s acting chops, the Folklore and Evermore singer will be returning to the screen in a new film by David O. Russell. Russell is a well-known director/producer, responsible for Oscar darlings such as American Hustle, The Fighter and Silver Linings Playbook.
Taylor Swift joins a star-studded cast, set to appear alongside Margot Robbie (I, Tonya), Anya Taylor-Joy (The Queen’s Gambit), and frequent O. Russell collaborator Christian Bale (The Fighter). Little is known about the film, but the cast, alongside what could be considered Swift’s most serious gig (because let’s be honest, did the actors really take their roles in Cats with a straight face), has raised a considerable amount of hype for the film. Perhaps after its release, a new star will be born.
There is no official release date for this film.
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