Taylor Swift voices the character “Audrey” in the new movie Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax, in theaters today. She really connected with the story in the film, and Taylor thinks viewers will too.
“I think my fans and anybody will love The Lorax because it’s just got this magical essence to it,” Taylor explains. “There’s something so insane about the story. There’s such loss, but there’s such hope at the end of it.”
Taylor grew to admire her character “Audrey” while making the movie too. Says Taylor, “She’s got some really, really extraordinary characteristics about her personality. She’s adventurous and she takes chances and she’s brave and she’s strong.”
The “Audrey” character didn’t exist in the original Dr. Seuss book, but the author’s wife, also named Audrey, did inspire him to write The Lorax.
“For the filmmaker’s to create a character and name her after Dr. Seuss’ wife is amazing,” Taylor says. “And to get the honor to do the voice for that character is pretty cool. Very exciting.”
Dr. Seuss has been a favorite of Taylor’s for years now. In fact, he partly inspired her career as a songwriter.
She says, “One of the reasons I’ve been so drawn to Dr. Seuss is the rhyming. I’ve always had this just obsession with rhyming. And so, I grew up and became a songwriter and now I get to rhyme stuff all the time.”
Zac Efron, Betty White and Danny DeVito also lend their voices to Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax.
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