Katy Perry: I’m No Mariah Carey
Katy Perry loves courting controversy in song lyrics, but don’t expect the dollface to hit the movie circuit anytime soon.
“I would have to have ample amount of time to devote myself to specific movies in order to be any good. It’s the perfectionist in me!” the 24-year-old tells the January issue of Saturday Night magazine.
A humble sentiment, until Perry hints at who she thinks hasn’t shown such judgment in their own big-screen career.
“Just because I’ve had success in one area of the entertainment industry does not mean I can go out and make Glitter,” said Perry.
Glitter was Mariah Carey’s notorious 2001 stab at movie stardom, after over a decade of dominating the record industry. The critically panned film cost $20 million to make and spent two years in development limbo before debuting in September ’01 to a paltry $2.41 million opening weekend (grossing a total of under $5 million).
Seven years later the film is mostly cited in discussions of disastrous cross-over attempts, although 38-year-old Carey has had critically acclaimed turns in flicks like Wisegirls and Tennessee.
“Hot N’ Cold” singer Perry will instead focus on her next album. She says she wants to work with “Calvin Harris because he created disco, and Ben Folds because he says whatever the f*ck he wants.”
The creative synergy is swirling and palpable already.