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Popstar Lily Allen Talks About Her Recent Absence From Showbusiness

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12/30/2013 7:45 pm
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Popstar Lily Allen Talks About Her Recent Absence From Showbusiness
Media Courtesy of Esquire/Simon Emmett

Roxanne Powell

Staff Writer

Lily Allen said that part of her reason for her recent showbusiness absence in the an interview with Esquire magazine.  She said that the industry was full of “f**king Botoxed idiots.” Allen cited other reasons for leaving, including the constant ridicule, the two-faced betrayals, and the need to always wear a mask among the people considered as friends. "I'd had enough of people constantly hacking at me. And I think once you're exhausted physically and mentally, it does get you down." She recalls one particular party that she could not attend due to her pregnancy. "I thought the people in that showbiz circle were my friends, but almost the second I got pregnant and I wasn't able to go out and party, they were suddenly quite nasty.” Allen also said how she hated all of the lies that people told to others. "There's a way that those people survive, and it's not by being nice. The way they make themselves feel powerful is to ostracise other people.” Even with all of the hurt and the misplaced blame, Allen feels that she’s been blessed to be a part of the industry. However sometimes even good things must end. "I feel blessed to be able to recognize that but at the same time it can still feel pretty s**t what you walk into a room full of people and you can feel the eyes looking at you and people laughing." Allen also said that being part of something so big feels like being part of a school. There are cliques everywhere, and no one is immune to the judgment of others. "It's hard for me because I will eternally feel like that little bullied girl at school, because that's what I was. "I feel like when I was growing up and dreaming of being a popstar, it was the days of Britpop when things felt authentic and anarchic, and people were taking drugs and having a lot of fun and having sex with each other and it wasn't fake, it was real.”
Photo courtesy of Esquire/Simon Emmett Photo courtesy of Esquire/Simon Emmett
Be sure to keep a look out for the February edition of Esquire, which will contain Lily Allen’s full interview.


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