We shared Katy Perry‘s cover for Interview Magazine‘s March 2012 issue earlier this week and today I have a better version of the cover, as a well as her photo spread and a few excerpts from her interview.
Ms. Perry was interviewed by SNL star Kristen Wiig for the feature, where she speaks on her Christian family and how it changed, the closeness she has with her parents, her personal life being put under the media miscroscope, and much more.
In her photo spread, shot by Mikael Jansson, Katy channels a ’20s-style exotic dancer in beaded flapper frocks and heavy smokey eyes and I love it. Take a look at the pics below.
On closeness to parents:
“It’s a very strange closeness, 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.”
On her personal life being in the spotlight:
“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.”