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Lily Allen Talks Almost Retiring with 'Elle UK' March 2014

Lily Allen Talks Almost Retiring with 'Elle UK' March 2014

Lily Allen is absolutely gorgeous on the cover of Elle UK magazine’s March 2014 issue, on newsstands now.

Here’s what the 28-year-old entertainer had to share with the mag:

On the pressure to be perfect: “Of course I’d rather look like Kate Moss than look like myself. I wish I didn’t feel like that, and I think the reason we feel like that is because of the imagery we’re fed all the time. Women are still expected, in some weird way, to kind of… sit there and look pretty. And not talk.”

On fame: “I don’t want to be a famous person. But [with] the nature of the industry, when I have an album to promote, I do want to be famous. I want people to buy it! And I want them to go to my shows. That’s how it works. I think of myself as a product in that sense. But I don’t want that frenzy. I think it’s weird for children to grow up around that.”

On coming back to music after her threats to retire from the music industry: By the end, I was physically and mentally exhausted and really pissed off. This was pre-phone hacking scandal, so those lines hadn’t been drawn. People just didn’t give a sh-t, and there weren’t any barriers. I did feel at that time that I wanted to leave and never come back. But I’m not the sort of person who can sit at home and look after [children] all day… there was a void. I’m a creative person, I like to speak my mind. Making music is the perfect vehicle for that.”

For more from Lily, visit ElleUK.com!

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