Katy has topped the music charts for the last two years, but she’s already over the fame that’s come with it.
Katy Perry‘s monstrous success has brought her a lot of fame in a small amount of time. But Katy’s over all the attention and just wants to focus on her passion for making music. “I’m tired of being famous already! But I’m not tired of creating,” Katy told Teen Vogue in the May 2012 issue.
Unfortunately, with greater success comes greater scrutiny which Katy is no stranger to. Her recent divorce to Russell Brand caught major media speculation in early 2012. “Fame is, I think, just a disgusting by-product of what I do,” Katy said.
“It’s quite a delicate creature— it’s a wild animal of sorts. It can love you, and then it can attack you,” Katy said.
Katy set out to reveal her creative process in her upcoming documentary, Katy Perry: Part of Me. Likening herself to Dorothy from Wizard of Oz, Katy wanted people to see she’s got more to showcase than some ruby red slippers. “I want them 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.”
“Part of Me” is the latest in a string of behind-the-scenes concert films, but Katy drew inspiration from her idol Madonna’s 1991 film Truth or Dare. “That movie is amazing because it caught her at a time when she was a bit more vulnerable,” Katy said.
Her fans we’ll appreciate that Katy’s remained true to herself despite her quick climb to the top of the pop charts. “When you get to this level, there’s a lot that’s not real, but I really haven’t changed,” Katy said.
And there’s no need for tears over Katy. She loves her fans, but doesn’t need the waterworks every time she meets them. “When I meet fans and they’re crying, I’ll say, “Calm down, there’s nothing to cry about,’” Katy said. “Let’s just hang out and have a good time.”
We may just take you up on that offer, Katy. Part of Me premieres on July 4 just in time for the fireworks.
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