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Katy Perry Says She Wants to Do More Films in the Upcoming Year

December 2, 2012 | Posted by Jeremy Thomas

Katy Perry recently spoke with Billboard at the event honoring her as the magazine’s Woman of the Year, discussing her desire to do more film and TV work. Check out the highlights:

On wanting to go under the radar a bit with her film work: “I want to do stuff that’s a little unrecognizable, the self-deprecation kind of humor where I don’t always have to be lit so perfectly. I know I can be like the pretty girl, the teasing kitten. But what I want to do is be like a Jerri from Amy Sedaris’ [‘Strangers With Candy]. I just want to kind of transform.”

On enjoying playing different, unexpected types of characters such has her prison guard on Raising Hope: “I played a character named Rikki who had tight, permed red hair. She was an officer wearing no makeup, with a slight ‘stache. It was funny. It’s nice to be able to lose yourself in that type of thing. But I mostly want to work with select directors. I won’t be able to come in like I did with my documentary and have final cut. It’s so much more of a communal process. So you have to be careful.”

On what she learned from her Part of Me documentary film: “Yes: I am human and I will break. But the movie did the right thing. It helped support my music with a visual perspective and it showed the truth, the reality of what goes on behind the scenes and how you have to really have some armor. I really think it’s by the grace of God that I got through it.”

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