❝ She’s so sweet and such a good actress and, of course, a phenomenal songwriter and musician. Taylor was so terrific. Our scenes we had together – a lot of the scenes were at the piano, so both being lovers of music, we talked a lot of music and got to pick a little bit between set-ups.
— Jeff Bridges on working with Taylor Swift on The Giver!!
❝ We had written the character Rosemary to be a piano player, long before the hope of Taylor coming aboard. One of the executives from The Weinstein Company had seen Taylor at a live performance and said she was just fantastic. Her character was a difficult one to put in the film because in the book, she is no longer in the community. She only survived for five weeks in training
as Receiver of Memory. During filming Taylor had this youthful exuberance of the character Rosemary, and she also added her musical insight. It’s always fascinating to me that we wrote the character as a Taylor character, before we ever thought of
casting Taylor in that role.
— Producer Nikki Silver on casting Taylor in The Giver