Katy Perry lands this weekend’s 4th of July cover of Parade magazine. The cover also comes on the day her new movie, ‘Part of Me’, comes out. In the interview, Katy opens up about her movie – and why she decided to include her divorce in the film.
Katy also opens up about the fact that she ÃÂ supports gay-marriage, sayingÃÂ Ã¢â¬ËThank God weÃ¢â¬â¢ve evolved.Ã¢â¬â¢
On why sheÃ¢â¬â¢s featuring her breakup in the movie:ÃÂ Ã¢â¬ÅI think if people walked out of the theater and that was completely avoided, they would be like, Ã¢â¬ËWell, thereÃ¢â¬â¢s an elephant inÃÂ the roomÃÂ thatÃ¢â¬â¢s still there.Ã¢â¬â¢ I like to go out there looking like a strong woman, because I am strong. But I am also a woman who goes through all kinds of problems and highs and lows. I wanted to show the complete spectrum.Ã¢â¬Â
Despite being addressed in the film, the breakup is understandably a sensiÃÂtive subject for Perry. She refers to it only as Ã¢â¬Åthe situationÃ¢â¬Â-as in, Ã¢â¬ÅIÃ¢â¬â¢m very aware that itÃ¢â¬â¢s inappropriate to give too much away, and that really the situation is just between two people.Ã¢â¬Â When itÃ¢â¬â¢s noted that she and Brand have been respectful of each other in the media, she responds cryptically, Ã¢â¬ÅThe universe will have its way.Ã¢â¬Â
KatyÃ¢â¬â¢s Ã¢â¬Åmusical collaboratorÃ¢â¬Â Bonnie McKee on Ã¢â¬ÅWide AwakeÃ¢â¬Â:ÃÂ Ã¢â¬ÅWhen we wrote Ã¢â¬ËTeenage Dream,Ã¢â¬â¢ it was really about your first love and how magical that is. I think Russell made her feel that way again, and she felt she had found theÃÂ personshe was going to spend the rest of her life with. And whenthat didnÃ¢â¬â¢t turn out to be what sheÃ¢â¬â¢d hoped, it kind of made sense to talk about waking up.Ã¢â¬Â
On her concert movie:ÃÂ Ã¢â¬ÅThere are a lot of things that are personally uncomfortable to show, especially me without makeup and completely bloated or crying. But IÃ¢â¬â¢ve realized that itÃ¢â¬â¢s time for me to show my audience that you donÃ¢â¬â¢t have to be perfect to achieve your dreams. Because nobody relates to being perfect. Ã¢â¬Â¦ IÃ¢â¬â¢m okay with having bad dance moves. IÃ¢â¬â¢m okay with having horrible lower teeth. ThatÃ¢â¬â¢s what makes me me, and for some reason itÃ¢â¬â¢s worked out all right.Ã¢â¬Â
On her reaction to ObamaÃ¢â¬â¢s support of same-sex marriage:ÃÂ Ã¢â¬ÅI was really happy; I probably went down to West Hollywood and had a shot. I came from a different mind-set growing up, and my mind has changed. My viewpoint on all these things-equality for women, the choice to love anyone you want-hopefully, we willÃÂ look backÃÂ at this moment and think like we do now concerning [other] civil rights issues. WeÃ¢â¬â¢ll just shake our heads indisbelief, saying, Ã¢â¬ËThank God weÃ¢â¬â¢ve evolved.Ã¢â¬â¢ That would be my prayer for the future.Ã¢â¬â¢Ã¢â¬Â
On her patriotism:ÃÂ Ã¢â¬ÅNot to sound overly cheesy but I really appreciate thefreedomÃÂ we have in America-especially as a female.Ã¢â¬Â
I honestly can’t wait to see her movie. I’m not sure if I’ll pay to see it in the theater or if I’ll just wait for it to hit DVD – but I am excited to see it.