Taylor Swift is going into 2020 regret-free.
The singer, 30, is Variety‘s February cover star and in the issue she talks being proud of herself, in joining the major box-office flop “Cats”, speaking out against Scooter Braun and her excitement for the upcoming Netflix documentary, “Taylor Swift: Miss Americana”.
According to Swift, she has “no complaints” about joining the “Cats” cast, which earned her a Golden Globe nomination for Orginal Song with “Beautiful Ghosts”.
“I’m happy to be here, happy to be nominated, and I had a really great time working on that weird-a** movie.”
Taking on the role, Swift says, opened her up to new experiences: “I’m not gonna retroactively decide that it wasn’t the best experience. I never would have met Andrew Lloyd Webber or gotten to see how he works, and now he’s my buddy. I got to work with the sickest dancers and performers. No complaints.”
But when it came to Golden Globes night, the “You Need To Calm Down” singer says there was “not a shot. Not a single chance. Not a snowball’s chance in hell,” that she would take home the coveted award.
Swift’s “no regret” attitude is apparent in her decision to speak out against Scooter Braun.
Last year, the pair made headlines for an ongoing feud over the rights to Swift’s music after Braun purchased her former label Big Machine Records, giving him ownership of all Swift’s masters.
“Well, I do sleep well at night knowing that I’m right and knowing that in 10 years it will have been a good thing that I spoke about artists’ rights to their art,” she said. “And that we bring up conversations like: Should record deals maybe be for a shorter term, or how are we really helping artists if we’re not giving them the first right of refusal to purchase their work if they want to?”
Later this month, Swift will release her second documentary on Netflix, following her life over the course of the last several years of her career.
“There’s a lot that’s not cute in this documentary,” she teased.
“I chose Netflix because it’s a very vast, accessible medium to people who are just like, ‘Hey, what’s this? I’m bored.’ I love that, because I do so many things that cater specifically to fans that like my music, I think it’s important to put yourself out there to people who don’t care at all about you.”
But filming the doc was extremely tough for Swift and her family in light of her mother’s battle with cancer. In fact, while filming, “They found a brain tumour.
“And the symptoms of what a person goes through when they have a brain tumour is nothing like what we’ve ever been through with her cancer before. So it’s just been a really hard time for us as a family.”
Swift will remain focused on her mother’s health and shorten her usual year-long tour to just a few dates.
“Taylor Swift: Miss Americana” begins streaming Jan. 31.