Kylie Minogue Admits Photoshoot Insecurities in Stylist's Latest Issue
While striking a few poses for the Ellen von Unwerth-shot spread, the "Into the Blue" songstress opened up about everything from her self-confidence to her grandmother's life advice.
Highlights from Miss Minogue's interview are as follows. For more, be sure to visit Stylist!
On her insecurities:
"Believe it or not, I still get a bit embarrassed doing shoots. I feel like, 'Why is everyone looking at me?' But they have to look at me. That's why they're here and that's my job. I didn't look at the monitor once [today] because I'll see everything I hate and just get more and more insecure as the day goes on and hate myself..."
On her 2013:
"Even though it was exciting and now I'm reaping the benefits, there was a lot in the last year that was just not so great. Dealing with sadness and trying to make peace with those things and think about moving forward... We can't just go backwards. It's our good fortune if we get to go forward. It's very hard for me to describe, but there was an energy shift. It doesn't mean I'm not fraught, tired, stressed, excited, crazy, all the things that I was before, but there's a chain of thought that I didn't have before and I do now and I really hope I can hang on to it."
On her personality:
"I'm a Gemini, so I'm a bit of everything, which can be a nightmare for interviews. I try to be as chilled as I can but internally I do think a lot, and work myself into a bit of a spin. Being busy helps. But then I can't wait for tomorrow and having a day off. There are definitely moments when I do not want to be busy..."
On her grandmother:
"I like a challenge. I don't want to give until there is no other option; I'm pretty tenacious and determined. I always try to think of why my 94-year-old grandmother would do. I asked her just a few years ago, 'Nan, how do you do it? You're just so cool. She had six kids, emigrated to Australia from Wales and is the great matriarch of the family. And she said, 'Well Kylie, you just go with the flow.'"
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