Joni Mitchell Reveals She Stopped A Taylor Swift-Starring Biopic From Happening
The film adaptation of Shiela Weller's book "Girls Like Us," which focuses on the impact of singers Mitchell, Carly Simon and Carole King was first announced in 2012. After two years, Mitchell comes forward to admit that she nixed the project.
"I squelched that!" Mitchell told The Sunday Times in an interview. "I said to the producer, 'All you've got is a girl with high cheekbones.' It's just a lot of gossip, you don't have the great scenes."
The "Both Sides Now" singer added, "There's a lot of nonsense about me in books, assumptions, assumptions, assumptions."
While Mitchell appears to have knowledge of Swift's involvement in the film, the "Blank Space" singer spoke about the project two years ago saying she did not sign on for it.
"That's actually not confirmed," Swift said in an interview with Time. "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."
Swift has openly talked about her admiration for the folk rock legend, saying she would get drunk and cry about Mitchell.
"When I first started drinking - when I was like 21 - I used to cry about Joni Mitchell all the time after a few glasses of wine," Swift said in an interview with Rolling Stone. "All my friends would know, once I started crying about Joni Mitchell, it was time for me to go to bed."
"The Newsroom" actress Alison Pill was tapped to play Carole King in the film. John Sayles was tasked with penning the script and Kat Jacobs was supposed to sit on the director's chair.