After teasing that upcoming images for the songs on her new album Midnight Taylor Swift reveals how she convinced Laura Dern to star in the movie for her song, “Bejeweled.”
In front of her Midnight The album’s first trailer, a first teaser of “secret projects” from Swift was released during Thursday Night Football on Amazon Prime Video. It has been announced that Swift will release “Midnight musical,” which she will exchange with cinematographer Rina Yang, who worked with Swift on Everything is so good short film for pictures.
While appearing on Monday The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy FallonSwift discussed the star-studded cast of the musical “Bejeweled” including Dern, HAIM, longtime collaborators Jack Antonoff, Dita Von Teese and Pat McGrath.
Swift explained to Fallon that the movie “Bejeweled” is for fans who “like glittering eggs and Easter and lots of small cameos.” The musical film, written and directed by Swift, depicts the Cinderella fairy tale with Dern as the stepmother, HAIM as the stepmothers, and Von Teese, dubbed by Swift as “the fairy”. Antonoff also plays the prince.
Playing Dern in the movie required one simple question, Swift explained: “I was like, ‘Laura Dern, Oscar winner, hello. I wrote a script. It’s a one-scene scenario where you’ll call me ‘a tired asshole’ and she says, ‘I’m frustrated.’ “
Describing Dern as “the best”, Swift said directing the actress was “easier than anything I’ve ever done in my life”.
In the musical, Swift plays “House Wench Taylor”, who is stuck mopping the floor while listening to her nannies (played by HAIM) and her “stepmother” (Dern) discuss. discuss how whoever wins the talent contest will receive their own castle keys and a marriage proposal from the prince. Later, after the transformative Cinderella Swift won the talent contest, it was revealed that she had “ghosted” the prince (Antonoff) but kept the castle to herself.
Swift teases that a “psychic bulk” of her signature Easter eggs is featured throughout the film. “We have a PDF for the Easter eggs in this video because there are so many eggs that we can’t keep track,” she said.
“Bejeweled” marks the second track from Midnight album for post-release visual processing of “Anti-Hero”, which featured Mary Elizabeth Ellis, John Early and Mike Birbiglia.