for Interview Magazine [Feb 2013]
On her boyfriend Fun. guitarist Jack Antonoff:
I know there’s some rule that you’re not supposed to talk about yourboyfriend publicly just because it seems like all starlets under the age of 33 have decided not to do that, but if you’re in love with someone great, then I don’t understand why you wouldn’t tell everybody. You don’t have to post naked pictures of them on the internet or Tweet pictures of your Christmas celebration, but I feel like, in a way, he’s my best advertisement, so I’m like, ‘Why would I not tell people who ask?
On her new found fame:
I’ve started to get used to people feeling like they already know me when they meet me. I’ve obviously only experienced it within the past year of my life, but it’s really interesting to have so many people who you’re not familiar with act familiar with you.
On her reported $3.5 Million book deal:
Most of response was either people ignoring it, which is fine to do, or the internet commentary, a lot of which was like, “Who the fuck would spend this much money on this thing?” But I think what that was so stressful to me at first about the number being put out into the world was the sense that someone was going to think that I was going around town and being like, “Listen, you fools. I’m worth this much.” People thinking that somehow I had this weird Machiavellian hand in the whole thing was incredibly anxiety producing. So in a way, I hated people knowing the details of the book deal, but in another way, it totally runs counter to my whole ethos to hide anything. If something happens in my life, then it’s going to find its way into my work, and I don’t want to just play some game where I pretend that, since I started working, absolutely nothing in my life has changed. Some things really haven’t changed, but then there are certain other experiences that I never really imagined I would have.
On an inspirational quote from her dad:
I took him [dad] to the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, and I think he thought it was going to be pretty cheesy, but he left so inspired by seeing everyone from, like, Chelsea Handler to a woman from Pakistan speak. So my dad said, “Watch out, boys. The girls are comin’ for your toys.”