While we may know Taylor Swift for her stellar voice and record-breaking albums, right now the singer-songwriter is working to make a new name for herself in Hollywood as an actor.
In Swift’s latest film, “Amsterdam,” which debuted in theaters in October, Swift plays a woman named Elizabeth Meekins. The film, set in the 1930s, follows Meekins after his father’s death, per USA Today. During the film, it turns out that the characters of Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington all saw Meekins’ father die. Then they become the suspects in his death, according to GQ. From there, the film follows twists and turns, as they strive to protect each other until the end.
While Swift doesn’t play the most prominent role in the star-studded film – which also features Anya Taylor-Joy and Chris Rock. among other things – this did not prevent her from shining through the screen with her acting and singing abilities. Now, after the film’s release, Bale, who plays one of the main characters, is revealing why his daughter hasn’t approved of working alongside Swift.
Christian Bale’s daughter couldn’t believe he was singing with Taylor Swift
When working with Taylor Swift, you have to bring your A-game. But according to Christian Bale’s daughter, Bale brought the exact opposite of that while working with Swift on the movie ‘Amsterdam’.
During the film, Bale and John David Washington were set to sing alongside Swift during a scene in the film. Before filming, Bale told The Hollywood Reporter that he and Washington practiced their voices. While Bale’s acting abilities come naturally, his singing does not. “There were times when I forgot the lyrics. So I was watching [Washington] he was watching me and then he was forgetting too,” Bale said. After finally remembering the lyrics, the two ran into another obstacle in the road when they couldn’t match their pitch. That’s when director David O. Russell pointed out that the two were standing right next to Swift.
When Bale told his daughter what happened, she couldn’t believe he was singing like that next to Swift, “She was like ‘Wait, what? Why are you doing this? ‘” But for Bale, there were no hard feelings – in fact, he felt the same as his daughter. “It’s really something when you have someone with a voice as beautiful as his singing right next to you,” he said.
Taylor Swift sees a future in acting and directing
Although Taylor Swift’s singing career is filled with accolades and accomplishments, her acting career isn’t quite there yet — but that’s only because Swift is just getting started.
“Amsterdam” isn’t Swift’s first foray into filmmaking, however. In 2019, the “Cardigan” singer starred in Tom Hooper’s “Cats” adaptation, although the film was not well received, per Vanity Fair. Now, as Swift dips her toes back into the game, the star also plans to work behind the scenes. But working behind the camera comes as no surprise, as Swift said she always visualizes her albums while they’re being created.
“When I would write a song, I would immediately start thinking about how I want to present that on stage. If I did a music video for it, what would it look like,” Swift said, per Deadline. It was an idea that led her to create a short film for her 10-minute version of “All Too Well” and led her to pursue comedy. And now that’s leading her to take on even bigger roles – including roles we know her fans, like Christian Bale’s daughter, will love. “I think I’m at a place now where the next baby step isn’t a baby step,” Swift said. “It would be committing to making a film and I would love for the right opportunity to arise because I love telling stories that way. »