Does Taylor Swift Want to Be a Movie Star?

Taylor Swift, 20, has spent most of her life being lightning-focused on her music career. But now that she's about to release her second album, is Swift looking to be more than a pop star? According to RadarOnline, Swift is being considered for the starring role in a new romantic comedy. And here's the twist: It's a role that had previously been offered to Lindsay Lohan.

The movie in question, One Night With You, is about an ex-child star who tries to salvage her career with a reality dating show. If Lohan, 24, took the role, it would be an opportunity for her to skewer her own image and show a sense of humor about the past few years. If Swift took the part, it would be more of a litmus test: Can Taylor Swift carry a major motion picture on adorableness alone?

According to Swift's rep, the singer-songwriter is too busy promoting her upcoming album, Speak Now, to think about a film career. Still, even if she doesn't end up in One Night With You, we have a feeling there are plenty of Hollywood opportunities open to her. Her brief appearances on Saturday Night Live and in the film Valentine's Day have shown her to have an appealing screen presence, as well as decent comedic timing. And obviously, she has the looks. It's really going to come down to where Swift wants to see herself in ten years: does she want to work toward being an accomplished musician (like Sheryl Crow or Faith Hill), or does she want to create a cottage industry out of her own stardom (like Madonna or Britney Spears)?

Either way, it's interesting that Swift is being pitted against Lohan in the tabloids. The two are close in age, but their personas couldn't be more different. Could it be that the sweet, hard-working starlet is a hotter Hollywood commodity than the hard-partying wild child? If so, maybe that's the motivation Lindsay needs to finally get her act together!

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