Park it, Russell! Comedian Russell Brand has been sidelined by his new grandmother-in-law, who will be wife Katy Perry’s plus one at this weekend’s 53rd Annual Grammy Awards.
“My grandma who is 90 years old, she is coming with me and she is going to be my date on the red carpet because I figured if I don’t win any Grammys, I still get to go home with my granny,” the 26-year-old singer remarks in the March 2011 issue of Elle Magazine, on newsstands Feb. 15.
Katy — is nominated for four Grammys, including the coveted Album of the Year prize — when music’s biggest night takes center stage in Hollywood on Sunday, Feb. 13. Perry will also perform a medley of songs from her hit 2010 album, Teenage Dream.
Below check out a few more soundbites from Katy’s chat with March’s Elle:
Katy On How She Became A Successful Recording Artist: “I had two cars repossessed, and I was writing bad checks, but I gave myself a timeline. I thought, Okay, if I don’t make it by 25, I’m just going to get married and pop out some babies and do some crafts.”
Katy On Her Personality: “It’s important to be relatable and normal. And I think that what helps with that, for me, is that I had the rug pulled out from underneath my feet so many times. It was like, ‘Listen up, bitch, you’re not going to get served this on a silver platterâ€”you’ve got to work for it!’ I don’t feel like I can act like an entitled bitch yet! I still have so much to prove.”
On Her Figure: “I was shaped like a square at one time. I was! I’m generally around 130 pounds, which is totally fine for me. But when I was a kid, I was the same height and weighed more like 145. And I had enormous boobs that I didn’t know what to do with, so I wore minimizers, which were not cute. Those thick-ass straps! I got made fun of for the over-the-shoulder boulder holder…and all I wanted was to look like Kate Moss. Little did I know…that these things would come in handy someday.”
On Her Current Look: “Bettie Page meets Wonder Woman meets Doris Day meets Judy Jetson meets Natalie Wood meets Daphne Guinness meets ChloÃ« Sevigny kind of look.”
On Husband Russell Brand: “Everything clicked really fast. We kind of instantly got past all the surfacey stuff. And ever since then, there hasn’t been a dull moment. We both needed balance, and we give that to each other. It wasn’t about me taming him, which is what everyone always saysâ€”it was about timing.”
On Performing: “I think some people will die on the stage, and I’m not so sure I want to do that. Like, I want to have kids! I’m totally fine with saying that. I think some people are scared because they’re worried it’s going to ruin their career, but I want to live a full life.”
On Her Career Today: “I feel like I’m at a point in my life right now where I could potentially stick around. I don’t feel like a diva, but I think diva is a great and powerful word in the sense of what Beyonce makes it. And maybe I can’t be Beyonce, but maybe I can be Cyndi Lauper. I mean be like her, not be her. That would just be weird.”