Katy Perry in Interview: ‘When I’m Working, I’m All Yours’
Katy Perry’s new Interview cover has finally landed after a teaser preview earlier this week. The full spread features the pop diva in an array of flapper-like costumes and sultry poses, like a proto exotic dancer, of sorts! Strip away the blue bob and the pink makeup and Perry is a natural and classic stunner. The images are black and white and Perry is somewhat styled like a silent film actress or a screen goddess who is able to convey a lot, via a look as opposed to words.
For the feature, she was interviewed by ‘SNL’ and ‘Bridesmaids’ star Kristen Wiig.
There’s no talk about her soon-to-be-ex-hubby Russell Brand, but Perry does discuss how her relationship with her evangelical Christian family has changed (or hasn’t) in light of her enormous fame, as well as her feeling about her personal life being put under the media miscroscope, to which she said, “I don’t really ever tolerate it— especially when it comes to my personal life or my family. When I’m working, I’m all yours. But when I’m not working, stay the f— away. That’s how it goes. So whoever made up the idea that everyone has the right to every bit of information about you because you’re famous . . . No one made that rule. It’s not a law, and if you think it is, then you don’t really understand how the world works.”
Perry revealed that there is a “strange closeness” between herself and her preaching parents, you know, the ones that banned Madonna and using the phrase “deviled” eggs in the house because of the reference to the man downstairs. She says that the dynamic with her family has indeed changed.
“It’s a very strange closeness,” Perry said. “My whole thing is to agree to disagree and to have respect because nothing can really be changed and you wouldn’t want to ruin their happiness — even if that happiness is ignorance. But as far as the dynamic between us? It has absolutely changed. It’s bound to change with anyone, really. Well, not with anyone, because for some people it doesn’t ever change. But eventually our parents get to a certain age where they let go of the reins and they see that you’re responsible, that you’re okay, and maybe they’re finally relieved in some ways. Then they get older, so you take care of them. That’s kind of what I think the responsibility is — even if you’re not successful.”
She continued, “But, you know, for me, with my whole thing … I think they just see that the dynamic has changed because I’m in a different place. But it’s not like I disrespect them in any way. I mean, I take care of them. But that’s what I’ve always wanted: to have enough that I could make sure that everyone in my family had enough. I grew up not really having anything, so the idea that I can take care of my family and my friends now is a really cool bonus.”
Perry also speaks about recording her first album in Nashville in the piece.