Taylor Swift may not have set the big screen on fire in the box office dud Cats, but the singer almost had a role in the hit TV show Vampire Diaries. That's according to Nina Dobrev, one of the stars of beloved supernatural teen drama that ended its run in 2017.
Appearing on E! News' Pop of the Morning, to promote Run This Town -- a drama about the headline-scorching tenure of late Toronto Mayor Rob Ford -- Dobrev revealed that Swift would have joined the show's star-studded cast if it wasn't for a bad case of timing.
"I remember at the very beginning, we heard that Taylor Swift was a fan of the show," Dobrev said.
"And then the producers tried to write a role for her. It didn't work out, schedule-wise, obviously she wasn't on the show, but that was a surprising one... I think she would have been great." A spokesperson for Swift could not be reached for comment at press time about her almost-Vampire cameo.
Jack Antonoff has produced albums for heavy-hitters like Taylor Swift, Lorde, Lana Del Rey, and more but he wasn't always as in-demand as he is now.
In a new interview with The New York Times Magazine, the Bleachers singer opened up about creating music as well as becoming a producer everyone wants to work with.
As it turns out, Antonoff's friend and pop superstar, Taylor Swift is the main reason he even got his shot to start producing music for other artists.
The “Don't Take The Money” singer worked with Swift on two tracks off her 2014 album 1989. “Taylor’s the first person who let me produce a song,” Antonoff explained. “Before Taylor, everyone said: ‘You’re not a producer.’ It took Taylor Swift to say: ‘I like the way this sounds.'”
After that, he's produced songs on her followup albums reputation and Lover. One of Antonoff most-recent producing jobs was Lana Del Rey's Grammy-nominated sixth studio album, Norman F***ing Rockwell!
“I’m so excited that that album got received the way it did,” he told the outlet. “There wasn’t any thought put into anything that was going on in the world. Lana and I were trying to build a world for that album, sonically.”
Antonoff hasn't put his own music ventures on hold, he's confirmed that a new Bleachers album will be released this year — the band's last album, Gone Now, was released in 2017. He's also working on his other side project, Red Hearse.
Taylor Swift was scheduled to headline Capital One's JamFest in Atlanta on April 5, as part of the 2020 NCAA March Madness Music Festival. However, due to increasing coronavirus concerns, the show has been canceled.
March Madness Music Festival, produced by Turner Live Events, was supposed to run Apr. 3-5 at Atlanta's Centennial Olympic Park during the Men's Final Four weekend. The cancellation follows NCAA's announcement earlier in the day that it will be pulling the plug on its Division I men’s and women’s 2020 basketball tournament.
Taylor Swift took to Instagram Stories on Sunday to ask fans to stay home amid fears that congregating will exacerbate the spread of the coronavirus.
“I love you so much and need to express my concern that things aren’t being taken seriously enough right now,” she wrote. “I’m seeing lots of get-togethers and hangs and parties still happening. This is the time to cancel plans, actually truly isolate as much as you can and don’t assume that because you don’t feel sick that you aren’t possibly passing something on to someone elderly or vulnerable to this.
“It’s a really scary time, but we need to make sacrifices right now,” she added.
The superstar echoed the “Stay the Fuck Home” sentiment first coined by German software engineer Florian Reifschneider, who created staythefuckhome.com to amplify the message. According to Mashable, the hashtag #staythefuckhome trended on Twitter for much of Sunday morning.
Taylor Swift is helping out fans with their bills amid the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-10) pandemic.
On Wednesday, the “Lover” singer, 30, donated to several fans who publicly expressed their financial struggles during the global health crisis. One of them was Samantha Jacobson, who received a $3,000 donation after writing on her Tumblr that she has “no job, no income, no way to pay my bills” after her workplace shut down over coronavirus concerns.
“I was in shock,” Jacobson — a 24-year-old cocktail server at a bar in Disney Springs in Orlando, Florida — tells PEOPLE of Swift’s surprise donation. “I was just speechless. I couldn’t believe someone I had looked up to and love and respected for so long has reached out with such generosity.”
According to Jacobson, Swift reached out to her on Twitter and offered to help alleviate some of her financial burdens.
“It’s all gonna go to bills right now,” says Jacobson, who tells PEOPLE that she’s been out of work for 10 days since the bar closed. “I applied for unemployment and I’m looking to pick up a temp job, so this is really helpful right now at a time of uncertainty.”
As a Swift fan for 13 years and counting, Jacobson says the entire experience has been one “magical and incredible ride.”
“I’ve gown up alongside her and I’m just so thankful that she loves us the way we love her,” she says. “She’s always checking up on us, and she just makes me feel so loved and so important.”