This month’s Interview puts Katy Perry and Kirsten Wiig together for its “random celebrities talk and bond about how similar their lives are” feature, and if you enjoy either of these women, or you would like to contemplate scenarios in which Kristen Wiig gets implicated in a murder investigation, then it is a good read for you! Katy Perry talks paparazzi and makes several oblique references to her current romantic situation, and she even attempts to defend “E.T.” Some highlights, below:
Katy Perry apparently has a lock of Kristen Wiig’s hair (this is how she would frame Wiig, if what TV taught us about DNA evidence is actually true):
WIIG: It was because of something you said on Twitter.
PERRY: I said something like, “It’d be a dream come true to have a lock of Kristen Wiig’s hair to put under my pillow.” So when I did the show, you gave me a little card with a sweet message and a tiny lock of hair with a little baby-blue bow attached.
WIIG: I remember thinking, This is either the creepiest thing I’ve ever done or it’s the best.
PERRY: It’s definitely the creepiest. That wasn’t your real hair, though, was it?
WIIG: Yeah, it was.
PERRY: Don’t lie to me. That was prop-wig hair.
WIIG: No, I cut my hair. I wouldn’t give you wig hair. Gross.
Katy Perry is feeling sad about her divorce:
WIIG: I grew up listening to a lot of music that actually sort of reminds me of your music, like the Go-Go’s, Madonna, the Bangles, Toni Basil—really happy, fun music.
PERRY: Yeah, well, my music is about to get real fucking dark, so …
WIIG: [laughs] I want you to do a Smiths cover record and make a video where it’s just you looking up out the window and it’s raining. You’ll have a black veil on.
PERRY: I’ll be shoe-gazing. You’ll never see my face because my hair is in my face.
And she has some fairly eloquent thoughts about the paparazzi:
PERRY: If I’m working, then I’m just kind of 100 percent up for the public. But if I’m not working, then, again, I’m very cautious. …What I wanted to be and who I am is a singer and a songwriter. I wanted to be onstage, and I wanted the world to hear my music. The product of that is fame and the disgusting celebrity that goes along with it. But celebrity does not equal creativity, and the reason I’m here is because I want to create.
And she’s apparently a big Ancient Aliens fan, which maybe explains “E.T.”:
PERRY: It’s so good. I made everyone on my tour watch it…I do hope, though, that when the aliens do come, they’ll recognize me. I’ll be like, “Please don’t kill me. I wrote a song called ‘E.T.’ ”
There’s also a bit about a chicken backpack bomb. Go read!