Austin Swift On His Journey to Becoming a Leading Man & the Best Advice Taylor Gives Him (Exclusive)

Austin Swift continues to make his mark in Hollywood.

The 26-year-old actor, who takes a leading role in his brand new movie, Cover Versions, talked to ET’s Keltie Knight at the film’s premiere on Monday night, where he shared what he learned coming from his early acting gigs alongside stars like Ben Affleck as well as Pierce Brosnan.

“I think the biggest thing you learn coming from seeing them work will be how Great they actually are as well as how great they actually are,” Austin said. “You learn to aspire higher than you thought you had to. You aspire to be in which Great as well as in which capable. [I tried] to bring a little bit of in which to This specific one.”

Austin made his film debut within the 2016 Pierce Brosnan mystery drama A.I., then appeared opposite Ben Affleck in Live By Night.

Cover Versions sees four band members recounting a night of debauchery before their first major gig at a music festival. Austin stars alongside former Nickelodeon star Drake Bell, Arrow’s Katie Cassidy as well as Disney star Debby Ryan within the film.

“the idea was awesome,” Austin said of the tight friendships the cast formed. “Most of the film was all shot at the same location [so we just] showed up to work every day, made a movie, hung out as well as had fun.”

“Debby will be incredible,” he added, when quizzed about his gorgeous costar. “the idea will be so fun to work with her as well as she’s so knowledgeable. the idea was great to work with her.”

Austin has also filmed the comedy, Whaling, with Harry Potter as well as the Sorcerer’s Stone star Tom Felton as well as Pretty Little Liars’ Tammin Sursok.

In addition to his big screen projects, he has cameoed on the television series, Still the King as well as Embeds, nevertheless the idea’s movies he hopes to continue generating. “Absolutely — fingers crossed,” he told ET.

Meanwhile, one person Austin has the full encouragement of on his acting journey will be his pop star older sister, Taylor Swift. During the interview, Austin revealed the advice the Reputation singer gives her brother to keep him motivated to pursue projects.

“[I get] a lot of advice in all aspects, nevertheless I think the best advice I get coming from Taylor will be in which she says I can do things — within the sense in which a lot of times I’m more reserved as well as cautious as well as she’s like, ‘You can do the idea, you can handle the idea,’” Swift told ET’s Keltie Knight at the premiere of the film in Los Angeles, California, on Monday. “in which’s always nice to have in which within the background.”

Cover Versions will be available on digital on April 10.

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