LA Times Interview
January / 04 / 2014

After returning from the Oceania leg of the Red tour, Taylor talked with the LA Times about her songwriting process for “Sweeter Than Fiction.” You can read the full interview by clicking on the read more.

Taylor Swift energetically paced the room of her West Hollywood hotel on a recent visit to Los Angeles.

“I’m trying to outrun the jet lag,” she said with a smile, looking far from ragged in her matching purple sweater and skirt. Before landing in L.A., she’d flown from Australia to London, then on to Nashville on her way back from the latest leg of her “Red” tour.

But Swift, 24, is nothing if not game to be front and center for every facet of her career, so she committed to the schlep to L.A. for a Directors Guild of America screening of “One Chance,” the film that’s earned her a second Golden Globe Award nomination for her original song, “Sweeter Than Fiction.”

The Weinstein Co. movie, on which “American Idol”/”X Factor” kingpin Simon Cowell is a producer, is the lightly fictionalized story of singer Paul Potts, the British cellphone salesman who became a worldwide sensation through his 2007 appearance on the first season of Cowell’s U.K. reality competition, “Britain’s Got Talent.”

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