Taylor Swift Brightens Up "The Lorax" Press Conference

Posted Wednesday February 8, 2012 10:48 AM GMT

Easing into what's set to be a busy month of promotional efforts, Taylor Swift partook in a press conference for her upcoming movie "Dr. Seuss' The Lorax" on Tuesday (February 7).

The country superstar took to the Universal Studios Hollywood venue in a cute red frock as she posed for pictures and answered questions about the animated film for media members in attendance.

Set for March 2nd release date, Miss Swift is joined in "The Lorax" by quite the impressive cast - as it also features the voices of Zac Efron, Ed Helms, Danny DeVito, Rob Riggle and Betty White.

Asked to tell what it was that appealed to her about her role of Audrey during another recent interview, Taylor replied, "She’s got some really extraordinary characteristics about her personality. She’s adventurous, she takes chances, she’s brave, she’s strong, all the while being the object of affection for Ted – which is this really cute crush that he has on an older girl. Also, this character, Audrey….this book was in part inspired by Dr. Seuss’ wife Audrey. Audrey is an original character in the film. For the filmmakers to create a character and name her after Dr. Seuss’ wife, it’s amazing , and to get the honor to do the voice is pretty cool, very exciting."

As for what speaks to her about Dr. Seuss’ stories, the 22-year-old dished, "My favorite thing of Dr. Seuss’ books is that he creates an entire world. His imagination spans so far that he’s created this entire world of…..whimsy and quirkiness. You’re so drawn into it that you almost forget that you’re being fed a really important message. I think the message of ‘Dr. Seuss’ The Lorax’ is that you don’t know what you have until it’s gone. Appreciate what you have while you have it. Appreciate the beauty of what’s there right now, and try to preserve it for tomorrow."

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