Fresh off the release of her new album Prism,Katy Perry scored the cover spot of W magazine”s November 2013 issue.
While donning designer garb from Ralph Lauren and Marc Jacobs for the Mario Sorrenti-shot spread, the “Firework” hitmaker opened up about her struggles in Hollywood and revealed how she truly feels about her marriage to ex-husband Russell Brand.
Check out a few highlights from Miss Perry”s interview below. For more, be sure to visit W!
On her hit single Roar:
This song is about sticking up for yourself. People talk about bullying, but you can be your own bully in some ways. You can be the person who is standing in the way of your success, and that was the case for me. I was having a great professional streak, but personally, I was really immature, so I had to balance those things out. If you are not happy with something, you should change it. So I went to a lot of therapy, and finally, I am able to speak up for myself: You are going to hear me roar!”
On dating John Mayer:
“I actually am dating my crush. I had a crush on him for a long time, and it just so happens we fit together great.”
On her religious views:
“I try and keep my connection with G-O-D or with a power that”s bigger than me. It”s important – otherwise, you don”t have any kind of accountability. If you think, Hey, at the end of it all I am just going to be dust, or I have no soul or whatever, why not just be a menace to society For me, accountability works.”
On her first impression of Hollywood:
“I was living in Beverly Hills, and a big famous producer had taken me under his wing. I was getting a monthly allowance – I had a Louis Vuitton key chain for my Jetta. I thought I was the bee”s knees. But it didn”t last long: I got dropped from my record label. And the Jetta was impounded. And I couldn”t pay my bills. I suddenly heard no more often than yes. As cheesy as it sounds, the reject built a lot of character in me. it takes strength to stick around in this business. And I have always been highly ambitious.”
On her “Smurf” experience:
“I hate mornings. So I told some executives who had asked me whether I wanted to act that if you want to start shooting at 11 a.m., then I”m your girl. Otherwise, I”m not interested. I live a rock-star kind of life where I don”t go to bed until 4 a.m. I”m very nocturnal. But I always say that if Ridley Scott wants to hire me for “Blade Runner 2″ to play Rachel, I am absolutely available.”
On her marriage:
“I really loved it. It was a new, fun, exciting journey. But I like how I am now, and I think all things happen for a reason.”