If you’re longing for something you’ve never had, it’s just a notion you’re kind of idealizing. I think it’s never going to be as deep and painful as the people who have had something and have tasted what it could be, and lost it.
The whole album is about Cry Baby, you know, being super insecure and kind of going through her emotions until she finally realizes that she’s comfortable with how crazy and insane she is, and I think that I’ve made the exact same kind of progression and growth. I feel like I’ve definitely grown into who I am, and that Cry Baby is just me.
People go to the cinema for the escapism - they want to see pretty things and that’s fine, but young girls and boys shouldn’t be killing themselves trying to attain an aesthetic idol that is misrepresented in how realistic it is.
Natalie Dormer for L'Officiel Italia, 2013.
“When I tell people how happy I am to be living alone and living my life on my own terms and to be free and independent and empowered, the first thing they say to me is ‘Oh, don’t worry you’ll find someone’ and that is so not the point. What if your life completes itself?”