Taylor Swift on ‘The Giver’: “It was absolutely an honor to be approached to play Rosemary”

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Singer Taylor Swift will be showing off her acting chops next month, as her new film The Giver hits theatres.

The 24-year-old recently opened up on what made her want to take on the role of Rosemary in the new film adaptation of Lois Lowry’s young adult novel, and how she prepared for her role.

“I read scripts all the time, and I have only been in very tiny parts in one of two movies because I was always waiting for the right thing to come along to fully commit.” Taylor explained.

“When I read The Giver- first of all, I remembered reading the book, and I remember it deeply affected me in school,” She continued. “But picturing the characters played by Jeff Bridges and Meryl Streep, and these incredible actors who had already signed on to the project, it was absolutely an honor to be approached to play Rosemary.'”

Taylor Swift, Jeff Bridges, The Giver

After signing on to the role, Taylor began preparing for her new character by getting into Rosemary’s mind frame.

“In order to prepare for the role of Rosemary, I figured out what memory I had in my own life that would make me want to make the choice that she made,” Taylor said. “And it’s a memory that always bring me to a place where I can’t really talk about it without crying. I knew with Rosemary, if she was going to make the choice she made in the end, which is a really tragic choice to make, that I was probably going to be crying in a scene, and so I got a memory and figure out what I would have to expose myself to, emotionally, in order to get to that place.”

The Giver also stars Brenton Thwaites, Odeya Rush, and Katie Holmes.

The movie is set to hit theatres on August 15th. You can check out the official trailer for the film below!

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