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Good artist, bad actor: Swift’s voice is better than her voiceovers

By Hannah Stahl

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Taylor Swift will star in her second movie, “The Lorax,” next March.  But after last year’s “Valentine’s Day,” she proved she should stick to singing.

Taylor Swift may be playing a character that looks like her in "The Lorax," but her musical talents don't translate into acting talents. Photo courtesy urbanchristiannews.com.

In the animated film, Swift will perform the voice of a character not in the original Dr. Seuss story, Audrey, who the main character, Ted, is in love with.

It was disconcerting enough to see Swift play a minor role in “Valentine’s Day,” so the transition to playing a major character can’t be good.

I’ll admit that Swift was somewhat funny in her first movie, but that was only a result of her dim-witted character.  Her lines were hilarious, so it was easy to do a satisfactory job delivering them.  It’s simple to act like a complete idiot, which is all her character was.

Despite her incredibly easy role, Swift made it obvious that acting isn’t her forté.  She shouldn’t branch away from what so many teen girls love: her music.

We’ve seen her as a dumb high school girl, and now we’re expected to watch her voyage through a forest of Truffula trees? Swift should really stop taking these acting offers and save everyone from more discomfort.

5 Comments

5 Responses to “Good artist, bad actor: Swift’s voice is better than her voiceovers”

  1. Charles Joplin on April 11th, 2011 8:04 am

    Did u see her on SNL? watch tht and judge

  2. Kenna on April 15th, 2011 11:49 am

    How on earth does that look like Taylor Swift?

  3. Someone on May 10th, 2011 10:19 am

    She wasn’t bad in Val’s day movie…I don’t know what you’re talking about.

  4. Julia on September 14th, 2011 11:29 am

    nice piece! and itotally agree. but i don’t really like her singing either… so. haha. Good luck T-Swizzle!

  5. Andrew on November 16th, 2011 2:02 pm

    I LOVE TAY TAY! AND SHE CAN 2 ACT