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For many of us here at MTV News, this comes as no surprise. In November, Swift told us that she'd love to find herself on "CSI," and these days, it seems there is little out of reach for the chart-topping singer.
"I think, as far as branching out with acting, it would take something really right on the mark to distract me from music, because music is everything to me," she said at the time. "If it were 'CSI' or 'Grey's Anatomy' or a movie that was really, really smart, then I think I might venture off.
"I could be a crook," she proposed. "Hopefully one that's really twisted, that took, like, four episodes to figure out."
A "CSI" producer revealed to UsMagazine.com that they hired Swift for the show after hearing that she was a fan.
"Before Christmas we reached out to Taylor Swift because one of the CBS executives had told me, 'Taylor loves your show,' " "CSI" executive producer Carol Mendelsohn told UsMagazine.com. "So Taylor came in to meet with me right before the holidays, and we talked about the character."
Though she's currently scheduled for just one episode, it seems that "CSI" writers were listening to Swift's desire to play a "really twisted" character: She'll play "Haley Jones, a teenaged girl whose family runs a seedy Vegas motel," according to a press release. "Over the course of a year, Haley goes through a series of changes that have tragic consequences."
The script also calls for her to change physically, Mendelsohn explained. "I mean, clearly, your outward manifestation reflects the turmoil that's inside of you, and so it's really a very challenging role," she said.
The episode is set to air in late February or early March.
Check back on Wednesday, when MTV News' Pop Week coverage continues with an update on all the other great stuff Swift is working on in 2009, including the video for her single "White Horse." In the meantime, read all about the Male and Female Pop Rookies of 2009.