Katy Perry Reveals How ‘Part of Me’ Made Her More Confident
Katy Perry is rarely ever seen without makeup, but she swears her film, ‘Part of Me,’ shows how comfortable she is in her own skin. In fact, she said she left not-so-flattering footage in to show that she’s real. That’s pretty rad!
Perry dished that fans will see warts — actually, make that acne — and all in her movie. “There’s some scenes that I know people will screenshot and be like, ‘Oh, she looks like a fat cow with zits,’” she told MTV, “but I put those in there because that’s a part of me, that’s reality, and I’m OK with that now. It’s been a process of learning it’s OK, and I’m accepting of my own skin, but I think it’s important for young kids to see that you don’t have to be perfect in order to achieve your dreams, because I think that the world has this strange, skewed perception of successful people, that they’re just so perfectly made up, and they have all these possessions that make them who they are, and that’s not at all how I got here; I came from nothing, I didn’t have anything.” Deep!
Perry goes on about how her motivation and drive kept her going. “I just had a dream, and I worked very hard at achieving that dream,” Perry said. “And that’s exactly what it takes; it takes a lot of hard work, a lot of sacrifice, a lot of focus, and hopefully that will open the door for you. But it’s not about being perfect.”
Indeed, Perry shows a whole lot of the work that got her to the top of the world. “There’s some backstory of how I got here, because a lot of people have heard about where I come from, but there’s actual footage,” she said. “The movie, when it opens up, it’s me at 18 talking about how I want all these things, like, all the things I have now and achieving my dreams,” she added. “But then I’m kind of biting my lip going, ‘But then there’s all this responsibility.’ And then it cuts to me at the arena with thousands of people, essentially being a boss of sorts, a CEO, having to give out orders; it’s pretty crazy.”
The ‘Wide Awake‘ singer also revealed that she knew 2011 would be an intense year. “I felt 2011 would be an important year for me; you could feel it, like tremors of an earthquake. I didn’t know what I was going to catch, but I was going on this extreme tour, playing venues I never dreamed I’d play,” she told Sway Calloway. “I was either going to go bankrupt, have a breakdown or have the greatest success of my life; and I’m sure I did a lot of those things. But we caught all of it and put it together in a film.”
If the movie is as dramatic as Perry’s personal life — some of which it shows — then moviegoers are in for a pretty fun ride.
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