Five Surprises From Katy Perry’s 'Vanity Fair' Interview
She sounds off on her Evangelical upbringing, kooky husband Russell Brand and why she turned away "millions of dollars" for their wedding photos.
Katy Perry graces the June cover of Vanity Fair and reveals new information about her Evangelical upbringing, kooky husband Russell Brand and body image. Below, five lessons THR learned:
1. As a kid, her parents banned terms like "deviled eggs" from the house. "I didn't have a childhood," she says, adding that her Evangelical parents only allowed her to read the Bible and that words like "deviled eggs" and the name of the vacuum cleaner "Dirt Devil" were banned. She says her friends even had to sneak her albums because secular music was banned in her California home.
2. She turned away 'millions of dollars' for her wedding photos. She and husband Russell Brand refused to sell photos of their 2010 Indian wedding. “The press is just not your friend when it comes to marriage,” she explains. “That’s why we didn’t sell the pictures of our wedding, and we got offered millions of dollars for them, millions ... It’s the wrong kind of attention. It detracts from the reason why you exist. We wanted that moment to ourselves.”
3. She compares her career to an 'artichoke.' "People might think that the leaves are tasty and buttered up and delicious, and they don’t even know that there’s something magical hidden at the base of it,” she says. “I think that eventually, [with me], you’ll see more layers. There’s a whole other side that people didn’t know existed.”
4. She admits she doesn't 'look like Gisele' in the morning. She denies being upset that Brand once Tweeted a photo of her sans makeup. "I mean, when I go to rehearsals I look like that," she says, referring to her glamourous on-stage look. "I’m every woman. It takes a village to make me who I am…. You don’t have to wake up looking like, you know, Gisele.”
5. 'I don't care what people say about my boobs.' She came under fire last year for sporting too much cleavage during a Sesame Street taping, prompting her skit on the kid's show to get cut. "I don't care what people say about my boobs," she says. "People are buying my songs; I have a sold out tour. I'm getting incredible feedback from my music," Perry said. "I already know my future evolution, where I'm going to go."