Okay, so she doesn’t make trips to the bathroom to “freshen up” in mid-interview, talk about self-mutilation, threaten to beat Blake Fielder-Civil‘s ass, then proceed to carve his name into her stomach with a shard of glass.
But an interview with Lily Allen is still nothing to sneeze at.
Like fellow British sensation and sometime-rival Amy Winehouse, Lily Allen is a talented singer who sure knows how to make people blush.
From her weight to her self-esteem or her love life or her detest for celebrity gossip, the cutie is known for speaking so openly that her adorable accent can’t mask the shocking content.
A recent New York Magazine interview with Allen offers more of what we’ve come to expect.
The “Smile” singer and unabashed lush expounds on a number of topics, such as Hollywood gossip, Michael Bloomberg, bikini waxing, Lindsay Lohan and lesbian dreams. Below are some excerpts.
On why she got into entertainment:
“When my parents were away and stuff, I had to get myself off to school and I could never be bothered to do it. But when my dad was an actor, I remember I’d stay with him when he was on location and people would knock on his door in the morning. ‘Come on, you’ve got to get up! You’ve got to be in the makeup chair in two minutes!’ I knew then that I wanted someone to wake me up in the morning. ‘Oh, okay! I’ll be an entertainer. I’ve got no responsibilities. Perfect.'”
On how many Lily Allen siblings there are out there:
“I don’t know. I honestly don’t. My dad lies about it. He’s like, ‘Okay, it’s eight.’ And I’m like, ‘We know it’s 12.’ There are a few years before he met my mom that are unaccounted for, but law of averages would say he had five [kids then].”
THG NOTE: Shar Jackson, you have before you a challenge. But we are confident that you can shatter this record if you try.
On genetics and trade-offs:
“I’ve got my dad’s short legs and long back. My mom, my sister, and my brother all have blonde hair and blue eyes. I’m the only one like this. My sister’s very tall and beautiful. But then again, I’m talented and rich.”
On being in the tabloids:
“I think people hate me in England. I’m in the tabloids. I don’t want to be but I am. I say 10 million nice things and then I’ll say one thing that annoys me and it’s like, ‘Lily Allen slams Madonna. Lily Allen slams Lindsay Lohan.’ I become a person who badmouths people.”
But come to think of it:
“I can’t f*%king wait until Lindsay Lohan goes to jail. ‘Boo hoo hoo. I’m going to jail.’ Good. Does that mean you’ll stop showing me your pussy now?”
THG NOTE: We can’t even imagine what would come out of Allen’s mouth if the topic of Britney Spears ever came up. Someone’s gotta get on that.
On the biggest difference between America and England:
“They get their [hoo-has] waxed. I get a strip, a runway strip. I don’t think I could get it done in England. They stare. They spend ages at it. Get it over and f*%king done with!”
There you have it, readers. Nothing along the lines of Brittany Murphy stating that someone is stalking Simon Monjack, but good sounds bites just the same.