Did Katy Reach Out to Russell for 'Part of Me'?
By ANTOINETTE BUENO
June 25, 2012
By now it's no secret that Katy Perry acknowledges her divorce with Russell Brand in her new documentary-concert film Part of Me, and according to Katy, the choice to include the that painful part of her life was not even a question.
"Well I didn't think I could actually avoid it, like it never happened, because it did happen," she tells The Insider's Brooke Anderson. "But, I think I was OK with putting it in delicately and integrously, to hopefully inspire people going through the same thing. Everybody thinks when they have a problem, that it's really special and unique, that no one could ever be really going through the same thing that they're going through. ... Nobody goes through life without getting a curveball thrown."
And did she reach out to Russell Brand about being in the film post-divorce?
"Everybody that was in the film knew that they were being filmed, because I had always had this idea in 2010, before I went on tour," she says. "Everybody was very happy to be documented, and it was an overall experience people were thrilled to be a part of," she carefully clarifies.
As for her latest music video for Wide Awake (which Katy wrote specifically for the film) raising a lot of eyebrows due to her punching out Prince Charming, Katy does admit that she's sending a message out there.
"It was about the modern fairy tale, and that's what this movie is about -- for me, my modern fairy tale has turned out to be that I don't need the Prince Charming to have a happy ending," she smiles.
Check out the video to hear how Katy stays grounded, and who she wants to "stay the f*** away."
Part of Me hits theaters July 5.