OFFSTAGE: All Taylor Swift Wants Is a Truffula Tree

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“What I want more than anything is to see a real, living tree.” That’s what Taylor Swift says, when she takes on the role of the animated strawberry-blond Audrey in the upcoming movie based on The Lorax by Dr. Seuss. It’s all she is asking of Ted, voiced by Zac Efron, who comes to find out that the only way to get her a Truffula tree is to go to the dark and dangerous forest and home of the Lorax (Danny DeVito). The Lorax, if you don’t have or remember the 1971 book, is the guy who tries to get people to stop chopping down all the Truffula trees. (If he were alive today, I think the Lorax would be the guy who drives a Prius, recycles, wears hemp pants and only eats fruits and vegetables he grows in his backyard.) “The creators of this movie have made the characters so cute,” Swift said in a recent radio interview. “They’re like these adorable little people and creatures, and it’s really cute.” The movie won’t be in theaters until March, so in the meantime, enjoy the trailer.