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Thursday 31 July 2014

Music comes first for Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift says music is her real passion

Taylor Swift has revealed she would have to be really "obsessed" with a film part to let it get in the way of her music.

The US singer-songwriter has appeared in TV shows and in films including romantic comedy Valentine's Day, but revealed that while she likes acting, she has no plans to put aside her guitar and pen - unless something really impresses her.

She said: "I love to write music. And I love to put an album together and take two years to do it and put everything I have into it. (Except) if there was something, some script that came along that was so enticing that I couldn't walk away from it, that I became obsessed with that the way I obsess over music.

"If you see me commit to a film, it's only because I couldn't focus on anything else."

Taylor, 23, recently embarked on her Red tour of North America and later this year she'll perform in Australia and New Zealand.

The Grammy winner is known for connecting with fans by sharing her life in her music, but she said she isn't worried about losing intimacy with her audience on a stadium tour.

"I find that you have to emote a little bigger, but you can reach all the way up to the top," she said. "Eye contact is important, even if it's from 500 yards away."

She went on: "Everyone who comes to these shows seems so engaged. They come to the show. They know the words. I'm singing the words. We're singing them at the same time, and therein lies the connection. It goes beyond what size the venue is."

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