Joni Mitchell Taylor Swift: Music Legend Joni Mitchell Does Not Want Taylor Swift In Her Biopic

November 27, 2014 | By Garrett Montgomery More

Joni Mitchell and Taylor Swift will not be friends. In a new interview, Mitchell revealed that she does not want Swift playing her in an upcoming biopic.

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Sorry Swifties, the Joni Mitchell Taylor Swift movie is not happening. Last week, the legendary Joni Mitchell sat down for an interview with Sunday Times, where she explained that she has no interest in having Taylor Swift play her.

In 2012, rumors started spreading that Grammy-award winner Taylor Swift had been picked to star in a movie based on the best selling book Girls Like Us by Sheila Weller.

Girls Like Us focuses on Carole King, Joni Mitchell, and Carly Simon:

“Three women who dare to break tradition and become what none had been before them—confessors in song, rock superstars, and adventurers of heart and soul.”

It was being speculated at the time that Jessica Pare from Mad Men was supposed to play Simon, while Alison Pill from The Newsroom was up for the role of King. Well, none of that is happening.

Joni Mitchell slammed Taylor Swift by saying that she does not want a girl who just happen to have the same bone structure as her to appear in the film. She told The Sunday Times:

“I squelched that!.I said to the producer, ‘All you’ve got is a girl with high cheekbones.’ It’s just a lot of gossip; you don’t have the great scenes.”

The Joni Swift drama continued with the rocker adding:

“There’s a lot of nonsense about me in books, assumptions, assumptions, assumptions.”

Taylor Swift must be heartbroken by Joni Mitchell’s comments because she is a big fan. It is rumored that Taylor’s song entitled “The Lucky One,” which appeared on her fourth studio album Red in 2012 was about Mitchell.

In a recent interview with Country Living, Swift shared that her dream duet would be with either Chris Martin or Joni Mitchell, but she respects them so much that she is afraid to contact them.


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  1. Joetta Cory says:

    Bravo, Joni! Taylor Swift should not play you in the movie! She is a 1,000,000 rungs beneath you on the talent level. Never really cared for her style. to me, she is like nails on a chalkboard. They can do MUCH better finding someone to portray you!

  2. JM says:

    With all due respect to both, if Swift has the acting chops, then who portrays her is really none of Ms. Mitchell’s business. Insofar as I know, the kid’s done nothing to denigrate or insult Mitchell, so for the elder stateswoman to just slap her down like that seems very much like kicking a puppy. Not everyone writes soulful, introspective lyric. Some girls are just pop stars. Granted, she’s not remotely in Joni’s league insofar as talent is concerned, but the visual resemblance is sufficiently spot on to give it a try, assuming she can handle the portrayal. Mitchell needs, in my opinion, to get over herself a bit, and simply say, “If Taylor can portray me competently, more power to her.”

  3. steve says:

    says the old hippy hack to the young hippy hack. get over yourself joni, you weren’t all that.

    • JB says:

      “You can fool some of the people part of the time
      In a rock and roll song
      Fifty million Elvis Presley fans
      Can’t be all wrong”

      John Prine/Ain’t Hurtin’ Nobody

      Attn: J. Mitchell – insert Taylor Swift instead of Elvis…she has already left you behind in popularity and album sales. Your ponderous lyrics are still boring. You would never have been so popular in your day if everybody wasn’t so high.

  4. Emily G. says:

    Joni Mitchell is so ugly and should be complimented that Swift wanted to play her. Mitchell looks like shittt on the sidewalk.

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