April 5, 2012


10 Surprisingly Honest Things Katy Perry Told "Teen Vogue"

Alberto E. Rodriguez
Alberto E. Rodriguez

Katy Perry recently spoke with Teen Vogue about her career and her upcoming 3D concert movie. Naturally, you'd expect a teen mag's interview with a woman who shoots whipped cream and fireworks out of her breasts to be a bit—dare we say—superficial. Shockingly, the newly single Katy Perry offered up some incisive insights on her life and the Wizard of Oz meets Candyland world she's created. 

Here are the 10 best things Lady Katy had to say about…

The recently-released deluxe edition of Teenage Dream:
"This does feel a bit like the record that never ends. But I wanted to release The Complete Confection for the hardcore fan who wants everything."

Why she filmed her enormous California Dreams Tour:
"I figured that by the end of it I'd be bankrupt or else I'd look like the smartest music businesswoman of my age, and I thought either outcome would be interesting."

Being a sex symbol:
"I want to be the pinup of the future, like Rachael in Blade Runner."

Madonna's 1991 concert doc Madonna: Truth Or Dare:
"Madonna is everything to me, and that movie is amazing because it caught her at a time when she was a bit more vulnerable."

Being her own Svengali:
"I want [fans] to see everything else that’s involved. Yes, I am [Dorothy], but at the end of it all, I’m also the guy behind the curtain."

Hysterical fans:
"When I meet fans and they're crying, I'll say, 'Calm down, there's nothing to cry about. I'm not going to bite you or attack you or grant you three wishes.'"

"I'm tired of being famous already, but I'm not tired of creating. Fame is, I think, just a disgusting by-product of what I do." 

Fashion inspirations:
"Agyness Deyn, Chloë Sevigny, Daphne Guinness, Natalie Wood, Judy Jetson and Wonder Woman." 

Her pre-fame best buds:
"They're the same friends I've had since I first moved to L.A."

Her favorite actresses:
"My heroes in film are women like Kristen Wiig, Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. They're gorgeous, but they're confident enough to be able to laugh at themselves."

And here are three things she said that we're a bit skeptical about:

-"This is amazing 3-D [in the movie Katy Perry: Part of Me]. It's definitely not just a marketing tool."

-"I consider myself a songwriter first and foremost."

-"I don't like to take fashion too seriously," says the woman who changed her outfit over 20 times every night on her last tour.

Does this interview make you like Perry more, or were you already on the Katy Train? Tell us what you think about her interview and we'll run the best comments on Fuse's cable channel news updates. For real!