Here is what the 38-year-old Coldplay singer had to share with the mag:
On Beyonce turning down a song he wrote: She turned it down, he says, “in the sweetest possible way: She told me, ‘I really like you – but this is awful.’”
On remaining friendly with ex Gwyneth Paltrow: “I have a very wonderful separation-divorce. It’s a divorce – but it’s a weird one… I don’t think about that word [divorce] very often. I don’t see it that way. I see it as more like you meet someone, you have some time together and things just move through.”
On drawing inspiration from Rocky IV: “Rocky IV has the most awesome training sequence of all time. I think it triggers the young boy in me who saw it and was like, ‘Wow – if you wanna do something, just f–king lift logs!’”
On people making fun of his band: “I had a couple of years in the mid-2000s where it was really confusing to me. I was like, ‘Why is our band sometimes a punch line?’”
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