Selena’s interview with MTV NEWS (February 19, 2010)
‘I love Justin. When he first started to come over from Canada his manager contacted me and he just said that he would like to meet me and he was just such a good kid. And I feel like a big sister now, ’cause I want to protect him. So I’m always very cautious with him, but he is so talented and he’s so sweet, so that just started us wanting to work together. Now he’s just become one of my good friends.’
If you haven’t yet read the newest interview summary with
Mappa’s producer Otsuka (who also worked on Yuri on Ice) then I highly highly recommend reading it (it’s so good). Allow me to highlight a few of my favorite points from it:
surprising Viktor both as a skater and in private, and Viktor is drawn to him
as a person and influenced by him
Yuuri’s and Viktor’s relationship is drawn
around love, and
bonds with others. Yuuri and Yurio’s relationship is about doing one’s best
For Viktor and Yuuri, their coach-skater
relationship is just the outer layer of their connection
They met when Yuuri was miserable and Viktor
felt that he was losing sight of something in his life; when they both needed
They completed each other and found a new path
to follow ahead of them
Viktor’s and Yuuri’s
relationship has transcended love and gone even beyond that. They push each other in the best direction possible
All of this confirms what I’ve been thinking for a while now, but couldn’t quite express. The line “their coach-skater
relationship is just the outer layer of their connection“ is exactly what I needed though. Because yes, they are coach and skater but that is just one aspect of their relations.
Some people will only see that “outer layer” of their relationship, and will refuse to see the love that lies deeper, but that doesn’t change the fact that it’s there. They love each other as skaters, as competitors, as coach and student and as humans - as two people who are in love.
Their love is not just simple romantic love - it is more than that. Their love is bigger than that. Their love is complex and multi-layered and it is in no way inferior to clear-cut romantic love.
Everyone is entitled to their opinions and everyone is entitled to their beliefs … but if the opinions and feelings are rooted in denying certain people basic human rights, I’ve got a problem with that.
I’ve totally romanticized my teenage youth, because that’s what you do, isn’t it? When you’re a teenager, you’re a fucking teenager and that’s romantic as is. When you leave your teenage years, you romanticize about what it was like, and it becomes this whole process of antiquating the past and filling in the gaps with an idealistic view of what actually happened.