Beyonce’s Marie Claire Spread

04Sep08

Here are the pictures from Beyonce‘s Marie Claire cover shoot:

On being a pop star:

“I’m over being a pop star, I don’t wanna be a hot girl. I want to be iconic. And I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot. I feel like I’m highly respected, which is more important than any award or any amount of records. And I feel like there comes a point when being a pop star is not enough. Being a legend, an icon, absolutely not. And, at this point, that’s what I’m trying to do.”

On playing Etta James in the upcoming movie, Cadillac Records:

“I’ve been saying for a long time that I wanted to do something dark.People are going to be very shocked. It’s the complete opposite of me. It was very emotionally draining. I was exhausted.”

On her experience visiting a drop-in center in Brooklyn to prepare for her role (Etta James was a heroin addict):

“I was really afraid. I didn’t know what I would see, because I’d never seen anything like that…I didn’t want to ask questions that were inappropriate, but (the people there) were very open and I have a new understanding. I never judge, but I just didn’t understand how, if you had children and so many things to lose, you could be so deep into your addiction that you just let all of that go.”

On fame and (trying to) maintaining her privacy:

“I’m grateful, but it’s difficult. There are responsibilities that come along with this life: just taking my three-year-old nephew to the park is a big ordeal. Or trying to have a romantic dinner without someone sneaking in to film the whole thing. I have to work really hard, and it’s fine, because I like it, I love it, but it is a lot of sacrifice.”

On her alter ego, Sasha:

“I’ve created an alter ego. Things I do when I am performing I would never do normally. I always wish I could feel the way I do on stage when I’m doing a movie because I have out of body experiences. If I cut my leg, if I fall, I don’t even feel it. I’m so fearless, I’m not aware of my face or my body.”

On opening doors:

“I am really proud that I am one of the artists that has the opportunity to be on magazine covers and to be in the movies. And I do think that I’m opening doors for more black women, just like Halle [Berry] and Diana Ross opened doors for me.”

I am sitting here twiddling my thumbs waiting for Cadillac Records and Obsessed to come out!



One Response to “Beyonce’s Marie Claire Spread”

  1. Beyonce birthday, Jay Z aka Jigga ($$$) man buys her a huge place in Alpine new jersey and gets a huge custom made crystal chandelier made by Prestige Chandelier ( http://prestigechandelier.com )


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