The Simple Reason Katy Perry Won't Act
By ROBERT PACE
October 22, 2013
As her star has skyrocketed over the past few years, Katy Perry has been approached for a handful of film roles, but she has yet to act and explains the simple reasoning behind it in an interview with W Magazine.
Perry has taken on a voice role in a pair of the animated Smurfs films and released a documentary film Katy Perry: Part of Me last summer, but the 28-year-old pop star has yet to make her on-camera acting debut despite numerous offers.
Her reasoning boils down to one simple preference: She's not a morning person.
"I hate mornings," Perry tells W in its Global Style Issue. "So I told some executives who had asked me whether I wanted to act that if you want to start shooting at 11 a.m., then I’m your girl. Otherwise, I’m not interested. I live a rock-star kind of life where I don’t go to bed until 4 a.m. I’m very nocturnal."
Although her aversion for the varying schedule of movie production has prevented her acting career to this point, she maintains that she'd rough the early-morning shoots if a major role came along.
"But I always say that if Ridley Scott wants to hire me for Blade Runner 2 to play Rachael, I am absolutely available," she adds.
Among the array of topics covered in her W interview, Perry also discusses her views on religion. The "Roar" singer began her career singing gospel music as Katy Hudson before rebranding herself as eventual international pop sensation Katy Perry.
"I try and keep my connection with the G-O-D or with a power that’s bigger than me," she expresses. "It’s important—otherwise, you don’t have any kind of accountability. If you think, 'Hey, at the end of it all I am just going to be dust' or 'I have no soul' or whatever, why not just be a menace to society? For me, accountability works."
With her relationship continuing to heat up with singer John Mayer, Perry also touches on her experience with marriage, having experienced a rough split with comedian Russell Brand after a year of marriage.
"Of course. I really loved it," Perry says of the married life. "It was a new, fun, exciting journey. But I like how I am now, and I think all things happen for a reason."
For more, visit Wmag.com and check out Perry's full interview in W Magazine on newsstands this week.