everyone likes to mold you and change
you. I don't care about fame,
I don't care about being a celebrity.
that's part of the job,
but I don't feed into anyone's idea
of who I should be.
don't need to be famous.
I'm not that ambitious.
At this point, if I'm not sucked in, I'm
never going to get sucked in. Being the
girl, I disconnect from that. It's not
is just she didn't know what the
was like until about a month ago, and at
first she was like, 'Well, babe, that's
what happens, when you get famous
and blah blah blah.' And then after about
an hour of it, she was like, 'I'm going
to call the police,
this is out of control!".
don't hang out with the Hollywood
people. I'm not out trying to make friends
with people because they're famous.
I was seventeen I thought
I might be a star. I'd think about all my
heroes, Charlie Parker, Jimi Hendrix...
I had a romantic feeling
about how these people
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I'm shy, paranoid, whatever word you want
to use. I hate
I've done everything I can to avoid it.
in the beginning, it was really tough.
Coming from Cincinnati, Ohio, I was just
who had a dream,
which was to go to Los
Angeles, have a career
and to be able to support
To have a dream like that and, you know,
you're not ready for what's coming ahead.
I think that's just a part of being famous,
and something you learn
a lot. I found the fame
thing really was a torment for a while.
Then you learn
lot of people cant deal
with me being
famous and shit, so they got themselves
crossed off the party list, dog! Its
a real drag sometimes, but I try not to
let it affect
me, you know?
I sort of began to think
I was famous,
I was driving somebody to the airport, and
as I came back there was this movie
house and I saw my name in lights. I pulled
up at a distance down the street, it was
too much to take up close, you know, all
of a sudden. And I said, "God,
somebody's made a mistake."
But there it was, in lights. And I sat there
and said, "So that's the way it looks,"
and it was all very strange
to me, and yet at the studio they had said,
"Remember you're not a star."
Yet there it is up in lights.
really got the idea
I must be a star,
or something from the newspapermen, I'm
not the women
who would interview me and they would be
warm and friendly. By the way, that part
of the press,
you know, the men of the press, unless they
have their own personal quirks against me,
they were always very warm and friendly
and they'd say, "You know, you're the
only star," and I'd say, "Star?"
and they'd look at me as if I were nuts.
they, in their own kind of way, made me
realize I was famous.
know, Ill get recognized when I go
for a cup of coffee. Ive been
working a lot, so I havent really
noticed things changing,
or anything different
life. Yeah, people
me, and its all very sweet and
very nice, but its not an imposition
in any way. In fact in London,
where I live, everybody leaves me alone.
Nobody recognizes me. Thats the way
Id like to keep it.
you could be almost as famous
as Charles Manson. Is there any similarity
between you at the Factory and Jesus
at the Last Supper?
everyone will be famous
for fifteen minutes.