Shawn Levy has compared Taylor Swift's directorial skills to Steven Spielberg.

The 'Deadpool 3' filmmaker - who appeared in the 'Cruel Summer' singer's 'All Too Well' short film - hailed his friend as a "generational voice and creative force" in the industry, whose cultural impact is matched only by Beyonce, and he believes the 33-year-old pop star is ready to direct her first feature film.

He told Entertainment Weekly magazine: “That list is short. Taylor, the depth of her vision for how she wants a creative piece to be, whether it’s a lyric, a melody, a bridge, a concert tour, a video, it’s profound. It’s profoundly vivid, and she has the strength of her convictions.

“Spielberg was on the set of a movie he produced that I directed, called 'Real Steel', and I said to him, ‘How do you know it’s the right shot?’ His answer was, ‘The way you see it, that makes it right. I feel like that’s something Taylor Swift has figured out really well, because that’s about trusting your instinct.”

Shawn admitted Taylor - who was announced last year to be directing her first feature-length movie from her own screenplay for Searchlight Pictures - hadn't asked for his advice when it comes to making a film, but insisted she didn't need to.

He said: "Taylor has not consulted me about upcoming directing projects, but I think she has the makings of a hell of a director."

Taylor previously won two MTV VMAs for Best Director, one for 'All Too Well' and another for her 'The Man' music video.

The 'Bad Blood' hitmaker previously admitted it would be a "privilege" to direct a feature film but only if it was the "right" project.

During an In Conversation With... appearance at the Toronto Film Festival last year, she said: "If it were the right thing, it would be such a privilege...

"I will always want to tell human stories about human emotion."

Referring to female directors she admires, including Nora Ephron, Chloe Zhao and Greta Gerwig, she said: "It’s really beautiful that we’re in a place where the idea of a female filmmaker doesn’t make you roll your eyes or think as skeptically as it once was."