With her new movie “Katy Perry: Part of Me” set to hit theaters on July 5th, Katy Perry amped up promotions by covering the June-July 2012 of Parade magazine.
The 27-year-old pop star looked patriotically fabulous in stars and stripes for the Matt Jones shot front page while posing alongside ten handsome men in white Navy uniforms at the Beverly Hilton Hotel for the accompanying spread.
Meanwhile, highlights from Miss Perry’s interview are as follows. For more, be sure to pay a visit to Parade!
On why her breakup needed to be acknowledged in the film:
“I think if people walked out of the theater and that was completely avoided, they would be like, ‘Well, there’s an elephant in the room that’s still there.’ 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.”
On her new song “Wide Awake” featuring Bonnie McKee:
“When we wrote ‘Teenage Dream,’ 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 the person she was going to spend the rest of her life with. And when that didn’t turn out to be what she’d hoped, it kind of made sense to talk about waking up.”
On her reaction to President Obama’s support of same-sex marriage.
“I 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 will look back at this moment and think like we do now concerning [other] civil rights issues. We’ll just shake our heads in disbelief, saying, ‘Thank God we’ve evolved.’ That would be my prayer for the future.”
On her changing styles:
“I have a very short attention span, so I’m always experimenting. I like the darker look right now. It seems like I’ve been the candy queen for a long time, and as much as I loved creating that look, I know that if I don’t evolve people might get bored. I’ve been thinking about a new record, and I think that will kind of define the next evolution.”