Katy Perry has a big concert movie coming out this summer, but did you know that in her quest for big-screen stardom, she was supposed to be in one of last year’s Best Picture nominees? “There was a time when I was going to be involved in The Help — just a small part, I wasn’t going to be Emma Stone or anything — but I couldn’t because the shooting schedule conflicted with the release of my record,” she tells Teen Vogue. “And I was upset about that; I knew it was going to be an important film. Not that I need to do drama first, but I do want to do something that makes a strong impression.” Alas, a match between the dessert-loving Perry and Minny’s very special Help pie could not be worked out.
Singer Katy Perry arrives at the 20th Annual Elton John AIDS Foundation’s Oscar Viewing Party held at West Hollywood Park on February 26, 2012 in West Hollywood, California. Photo: Frederick M. Brown/Getty Images