Taylor Swift is standing up for Cats, that abysmally bad movie that has received widespread negative reviews.
Cats has been branded as thoroughly terrible. Even as soon as it was released in theaters, it had to be pulled back for odd things. For example, Judi Dench's hand, with a ring on it, appeared at one point and needed to be fixed. That was only one CGI error in a sea of screwups for the Tom Hooper film.
Swift Paws-itively Jolly About 'Cats'
Of Cats, Swift seems to bear no ill will.
“I’m happy to be here, happy to be nominated, and I had a really great time working on that weird-ass movie. I’m not gonna retroactively decide that it wasn’t the best experience. I never would have met Andrew Lloyd Webber or gotten to see how he works, and now he’s my buddy. I got to work with the sickest dancers and performers. No complaints.”
'Miss Americana' At Sundance On Jan. 23
Besides defending her work, Swift is also busy promoting her Netflix documentary: "Taylor Swift: Miss Americana" which releases Jan. 23 during opening night of the Sundance Film Festival. It then will launch on Netflix on Jan. 31.
Along with footage from the making of Swift's new album, Lover, the documentary will also feature a new song from Swift called "Only the Young."
Coming Back For More
The documentary will also touch on disappointing times in Swift's life, such as when she came out to support Tennessee Democrat Phil Bredesen, who faced off with Republican Marsha Blackburn in the race for Senate. Bredesen lost the fight.
“Definitely, that was a bigger disappointment for me,” she told Variety, referring to the fact that 2017's Reputation failed to realize its potential at the Grammys.
“I think what’s going on out in the world is bigger than who gets a prize at the party," she added.
Swift, in her interview with Variety, also revealed that her mom, Andrea Swift, has been diagnosed with a brain tumor after she underwent chemotherapy for breast cancer.
"While she was going through treatment, they found a brain tumor. And the symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumor is nothing like what we've ever been through with her cancer before. So it's just been a really hard time for us as a family."
She calls her mom her "guiding force."
"Everyone loves their mom; everyone's got an important mom. But for me, she's really the guiding force. Almost every decision I make, I talk to her about it first. So obviously, it was a really big deal to ever speak about her illness."