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Taylor Swift: Joni Mitchell Biopic Role 'Not Confirmed'

Singer brushes off 'Variety' report that she will play folk icon

Taylor Swift performs at the Radio One Teen Awards in London.
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October 22, 2012 12:10 PM ET

Despite a report in Variety earlier this year that Taylor Swift will star in an upcoming Joni Mitchell biopic, the singer says in an interview with Time that the project remains tentative. "That's actually not confirmed," Swift said. "I wish I could say it's confirmed! But the thing about movies that I've learned is – I've been reading scripts for five years, and you just don't know what ones are going to get greenlit and which ones aren't, so I can't talk about it unless it's the real thing."

But her elusiveness on the subject doesn't mean she's not interested. When asked whether she'd like to take on more acting roles, Swift answered with enthusiasm. "I would love to sign on to do a movie if it was the right role and if it was the right script, because I would be taking time away from music to tell a big grand story, and spend all of my time and pouring all of my emotions into being someone else," she said. "So for me to do that, it would have to be a story worth telling."

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