Katy Perry is about to make her big screen debut, though no, unlike Rihanna, she's not branching out into acting as well. To promote her concert 3D movie “Part of Me,” Katy sat down for an interview with The Hollywood Reporter, in which she also reveals she's getting ready to start her own record label.
Now that she has enough money (Katy even partly funded her concert film), this pop star is also thinking about giving other up-and-coming artists the chance she never got.
As her fans must already know, her start in music was slow at first, because two record labels dropped her when she refused to change her sound and style, when these didn't sell.
“I’m preparing for it now. And when this record label does come to fruition, I’m going to try and avoid the things that take away any fighting chance for an artist to have financial success. As people are coming to me with opportunities, I’m thinking, 'How would I want to be treated?'” Katy tells THR about how she'll treat the musician she signs.
She also talks about her music and how she finds it cathartic to write her songs. However, there is a fine line she draws when it comes to not allowing her personal life to be that transparent in her songs.
“Honesty has always worked for me. So if it ain’t broke, why [expletive]-ing fix it?” Katy says of writing her music.
She's also tried to be as honest as possible in the making of the film which, as we also noted
some time ago, will include footage that will show her dealing with the demise of her marriage to Russell Brand.
“[There will be candid moments in it I] wouldn’t feel completely comfortable with people seeing – me crying or looking like a hot mess,” Katy admits.
“What was going on in my personal life was so overwhelming that I had to bend over to let those tears fall straight out of my eye sockets and not my false lashes just as I’m about to go up on that ramp and sing 'Teenage Dream.' I had to smack myself across the face and say, 'These problems are my problems, they are not my audience’s problems, learn to separate that',” she explains.
In the same interview, Katy says she invested $2 million (€1.5 million) of her own money into the film, pleading with her manager to have faith in her because she had “a vision.”