It's a story made in celebrity heaven: Taylor Swift falls for Alexander Skarsgard on the set of their new movie. A torrid romance ensues, followed by a devastating breakup. Eventually, the chanteuse writes a No. 1 song in which she croons about an emotional vampire of a guy who sucked her dry.
At least, that's how we picture a hanky-panky scenario playing out now that dubious hookup rumors have emerged from the Cape Town set of "The Giver," in which Swift has a supporting role opposite Meryl Streep, Jeff Bridges and the "True Blood" vamp.
"Before they left for Cape Town, [Taylor and Alex] had a couple of dinners in L.A.," a source alleges to the London Sun. "He's much older than the guys Taylor has dated in the past year, but maybe that's where she's going wrong."
The dating talk was inevitable, especially after Swifty, 23, who's been playing the field since her New Year's breakup with Harry Styles, was spotted out to dinner with the slab o' Swedish beefcake, 37, on Oct. 19 in Cape Town.
But the meal was hardly a romantic one. The pair were joined by several members of the cast and crew, including Bridges. After dinner, Taylor hopped into a waiting SUV and left -- alone.
The official word from Swift's camp on the Eric the undead Viking tryst talk: She didn't even meet Skarsgard until filming began in South Africa, and they definitely aren't an item.
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