There's nothing mysterious about Katy Perry. You can thank Alanis Morissette for that.
In an interview with the Philippine Daily Inquirer, Katy speaks about her affinity for Alanis and her debut album, Jagged Little Pill. Calling Alanis a "wise woman," Katy continues, "I ran into Alanis recently and she gave me a piece of advice that I’ve been heeding lately: 'Transparency is the new mystery.' I love that....[T]hese days, people come off too flawless, too intangible, not connected with their audience."
Katy hopes to connect with her audience for a long time to come. When asked how she thinks she'll evolve in 20 years' time, she replies, "I will probably get wider as time goes on. I may not fit into my spinning peppermint dress. But I will always fit behind my guitar. I will always be a songwriter, maybe not always for myself. I like to collaborate with other people for their records."
Though she currently stars in the film documentary Katy Perry: Part of Me, Katy suggests that she has no great desire to go into acting, because she'd first have to work hard at being good at it.
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