Saturday, 28 May 2011

FT: When Stephen Went Gaga

"I do not write newspaper profile pieces for a living and Lady Gaga is currently the only person about whom I would do such a thing. With the exception that is, of Steve Jobs, whom I interviewed last year for Time magazine. I am not claiming that Lady Gaga and Steve Jobs are the most important figures in the world and that everyone else can go hang, it is just that … well, some people light your fire in a very special way and I am past the age of caring how good or bad that might look in the eyes of the world..."

Mr Fry is positively gushing away in the FT today.
It's a funny place to place an interview with Lady Gaga - Fagburn suspects Stephen Fry offered it to the Financial Times as it's the only British newspaper that didn't delight in giving him a good kicking over his "women and sex" line last year.
It's a very long piece.
"We talk about masks and Oscar Wilde and the nature of performance and the need of artists to pursue their vocations. She quotes to me the line of Rilke that she had famously tattooed on to her left arm: “In the deepest hour of the night, confess to yourself that you would die if you were forbidden to write. And look deep into your heart where it spreads its roots, the answer, and ask yourself, must I write?” It’s quite a big tattoo…’ she confesses..."
Sadly, we still do not know how Lady Gaga feels about The Gays.
An opportunity missed, Mr Fry!

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