Katy Perry covers the November 2013 issue of “W” magazine hot on the heels of the release of her new album “Prism.” In an article released on Oct. 22, the “Roar” singer talks about her life, romances and Hollywood.
While she loves to visit her hometown of Santa Barbara these days, the California native says “But when I was young, I felt a little trapped on an island—my family isn’t well-off, and it was kind of tough to be hanging out with the millionaire families that live there.”
Katy moved to Beverly Hills at the age of 17 to pursue her music career and admits she was a bit of “brat” during that time. “I had a Louis Vuitton key chain for my Jetta! I thought I was the bee’s knees. But it didn’t last: 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 rejection built a lot of character in me.”
On her role in “Smurfs” Katy says studio execs had to accommodate her lifestyle in order for her to sign on for the part. “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.”
Katy also opens up about her new album, spirituality, her marriage to ex-husband Russell Brand and her new love, John Mayer. More of the interview is available at “W.”