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    Taylor Swift on Her Music: "People Wouldn't Listen to My Songs If They Weren't Heartbroken...and Jilted"

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    Taylor Swift is famous for pouring her feelings into her music, but the singer-who-wears-her-heart-on-her-sleeve had to set her emotions aside for her latest movie role.

    The 24-year-old pop star plays a woman with no emotions in the upcoming flick The Giver, in which she appears alongside an all-star cast that includes Meryl Streep, Katie Holmes, Alexander Skarsgård and Jeff Bridges.

    And considering we're used to a candid Swift who isn't afraid to be open with her fans, the part was definitely a challenge for the "I Knew You Were Trouble" singer.

    "To me emotion is such an important part of my life, and now I guess my job," Swift said during a recent interview with Entertainment Tonight.

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    She continued, admitting that her music wouldn't be nearly as popular if she wasn't willing to sing about love and loss.

    "People wouldn't listen to my songs if they weren't heartbroken, or deeply affected and hurt, and jilted and sad and bitter and all those wonderful things that I write songs about," the "Love Story" singer confessed with a smile.

    While Taylor may be stepping outside of her comfort zone for the Phillip Noyce-directed flick, the singer was back to her usually perky self when she attended the Ingrid Michaelson concert with BFF Karlie Kloss on Wednesday night in NYC.

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    In typical Taylor fashion, the blond beauty didn't hold back as she danced onstage with her bestie, bopping along to the music as Michaelson sang her hit "Afterlife."

    Lucky for us all, concertgoers captured the cute moment in a series of Instagram videos, in which we can see Karlie and Taylor having a blast together while dancing in casual attire. 

    Word of advice before viewing: be on the lookout for Swift's little shimmy (it's guaranteed to make you smile).

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