It's not easy to step into Natalie Wood's ballet flats (although, here's a little musical theater lore -- Marni Nixon sang Natalie Woods' parts in the film version of West Side Story!), but after seeing Taylor Swift -- who'll be performing at the 2009 MTV VMAs, and who's nominated for Best Female Video for "You Belong With Me" -- sing her VMA homage to West Side Story's "Tonight," you'll soon see why she's about to leave her own mark on the classic song. Taylor's taxi ride version of "Tonight" is a little less country, a little more rock 'n' roll, and all Broadway belt.
You'll be able to watch Taylor's "VMA Side Story" video later tonight. But until then, watch exclusive interview footage of Taylor Swift on the Nashville set of her VMA promo shoot, and see how New York City helped give her that Broadway brass. Plus, hear all about how Taylor Swift first met 2009 VMA presenter Katy Perry and 2009 VMA performer Pink at last year's VMAs.
+ Watch Taylor Swift's "VMA Side Story" interviews after the jump!