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Taylor Swift’s ‘Amsterdam’ Co-Stars Were Asked to ‘Shut Up’ During a Singing Scene

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The mystery film Amsterdam is set to premiere in the U.S. on Oct. 7. Amsterdam stars Christian Bale, Margot Robbie, and John David Washington. Anya Taylor-Joy, Taylor Swift, Robert De Niro, Chris Rock, and other famous names also have roles in Amsterdam.

In an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bale revealed that he and Washington were told to “shut up” by director David O’Russell during a singing scene with Swift.

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Christian Bale and John David Washington filmed a scene with Taylor Swift in ‘Amsterdam’

In Amsterdam, Bale plays a doctor named Burt Berendsen, Robbie plays a nurse named Valerie Voze, and Washington stars as a lawyer named Harold Woodsman.

The film centers around the three characters becoming suspects for murdering a U.S. Senator named Bill Meekins (Ed Begley Jr.). Swift plays the senator’s daughter, Elizabeth Meekins.

While speaking with The Hollywood Reporter, Bale shared that working with Swift impressed his family.

“That was a real nice surprise, and I actually didn’t tell anybody about that until afterwards. I went to my daughter and said, ‘You know who I sang with today? Taylor Swift.’ And she was like, ‘Wait, what? Why would you be doing that?’” Bale said.

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Taylor Swift’s co-stars were told to ‘shut up’ while filming ‘Amsterdam’

While Bale and Washington got to sing with Swift during filming, O’Russell was not impressed with their singing. In the interview with The Hollywood Reporter, Bale revealed that O’Russell told him and Washington to “shut up” when they sang with Swift.

“It was a very funny scene, actually, because J.D. [John David Washington] and myself had been practicing that song a little bit. David had us sing it all day long, but then there were moments where I would forget the lyrics. So I’d look at J.D., he’d look at me and then he’d forget, too. So I would have to mouth it to him,” Bale said.

He continued, “And then we were going flat. Our pitch was all over the place, but we were like, ‘Yeah, but the feeling is right!’ And then all of a sudden, David just goes, ‘How about Christian and J.D. just shut up for this one and let Taylor do it?’”

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Christian Bale thinks the singer has ‘an angel’s voice’

After Bale and Washington were asked to stop singing, Bale realized that O’Russell made the right call because Swift has “an angel’s voice.”

“And it was like we had been drowning out an angel’s voice all day long with our cacophony and our rough, terrible voices,” Bale told The Hollywood Reporter. “So it’s really something when you have someone with as beautiful a voice as hers, singing right next to you. Oh man, that was phenomenal.”

Amsterdam will premiere in movie theaters in the U.S. on Oct. 7.

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Source: Cheat Sheet

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