Taylor Swift makes her animated debut in the highly anticipated Dr. Seuss’s The Lorax. The film – that premiered in Los Angeles, Calif. on Sunday (February 19) – has the ‘Mean’ singer starring alongside Zac Efron in an adaptation of the classic children’s book that tells the tale of a forest creature who shares the enduring power of hope.
In an interview, Taylor talks about her obsession with rhyming and the film’s “maximum capacity of cuteness.”
“There’s something so insane about the story, there’s such loss, but then there’s also such hope to it,” she says. “And that’s always been my favorite thing about the story – the hope.
“One of the reasons I’ve been drawn to Dr. Seuss is the rhyming, I’ve always had this obsession with rhyming – so I grew up and became a song writer, so now I get to rhyme stuff all the time,” she laughs. “Also, I’m drawn to anything cute, these animals in the story are heartbreakingly cute. Just ridiculously cute – maximum capacity of cuteness.”
The 22-year-old Grammy winner also says she came away from the movie with an important lesson. “I think the message of Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax is that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone,” she cautioned.
“Appreciate what you have while you have it. Appreciate the beauty of what’s there right now, and try to preserve it for tomorrow.”