Sia Interviewed By Kristen Wiig: 6 of the Most Important Things We Learned
By Alex Ungerman
Does this mean they are besties?? We hope they are besties.
When 39-year-old pop star Sia performed her hit song "Chandelier" at the GRAMMYs, her good friend Kristen Wiig took the stage to dance with Dance Moms star, Maddie Ziegler. So it makes sense that for her new piece in Interview Magazine, the 41-year old Oscar-nominated Bridesmaids writer and actress would be the one asking the questions!
The two covered a lot of ground during the interview, talking about everything from fame to privacy, and even extra-terrestrial life. Here are the six most important things we learned.
1. Maintaining her privacy is very important to her.
"I'm trying to have some control over my image," says Sia. "And I'm allowed to maintain some modicum of privacy."
Sia adds, "I'm 39, and I would like to be able to make great pop music for another 20 years. And it feels like creating a sort of inanimate blond bob and allowing other people to play the role of the pop singer, it affords me a little bit more freedom in terms of my expiration date."
2. Sia first met Wiig at a birthday party for Strokes guitarist, Nick Valensi.
As Sia tells it, "I think it was a bar. And I was pretty newly sober. So I remember being in a bar was kind of like, 'Whoa.' And then maybe four months later, I bumped into you."
Wiig apparently was listening to Sia's album 1000 Forms of Fear non-stop at the time!
3. She's apparently working on a screenplay.
"I'm on page 65 now of the screenplay," says Sia of the work, which is based on a shot story she wrote eight years ago called Sister.
The singer then candidly admits some insecurity about the project.
"I think, 'Just don't do it. You don't have to do it,'" says Sia. "I’m so scared it’ll be bad. I wouldn't even talk about it for the first three years, because I was so sure people would just think it was some dumb singer's vanity project."
4. The GRAMMYs were really special for Kristen Wiig
"That was seriously one of the best nights of my life," says Wiig. "It was so fun to be there with you and to experience that. I love you."
According to Sia, Wiig then danced with Madonna at her after-party, to which Wiig admitted, "That was fun. That's not a regular thing."
5. Sia is not a big fan of touring.
"I toured for 13 years," says Sia, "and it was very lonely, and it was hard work."
6. She also believes in aliens.
"...I think that it would be unwise of us not to believe that there is life outside of us, intelligent life. And so I do believe in aliens."
We could probably listen to these two for hours and not get tired of it!
Check out Sia's entire interview with Kristen Wiig at Interview Magazinehere.
Watch how Kristen Wiig's "Chandelier" dancing stole the show at the GRAMMYs!