We always had a feeling that Carrie Underwood was a little quirkier than she let on — maybe it just took the right interview for her to show it off a bit.
In an appealingly bizarre, free-wheeling new interview with The Guardian, Underwood rises to the occasion and answers the questions quite gamely. On the subject of a private jet she was supposedly gifted after winning American Idol, she explains why she turned it down: “At the time, because even when you’re on a show like that it’s not like I had money all of a sudden, and a lot of times when someone gives you a gift of that magnitude you have to pay taxes on it. I didn’t have the money to pay taxes on a jet, so I was like, ‘I’m good thanks.’” Seems sensible when she explains it that way, doesn’t it?
On the subject of the sorority of which Underwood was a member in college, when the writer asks (in so many words) whether the girls had to drink each other’s vomit as a hazing ritual, Underwood looks horrified, but explains patiently, “No. No, no. No. Basically it’s a group of girls on campus and we did a lot of philanthropy work and we’re always raising money for something.”
And as for her rumored drama with Taylor Swift, which reportedly caused some tension at the Grammys, Underwood had this to say: ”People love girl drama. You look at the show Nashville, which has just started airing here, and there’s not that many females in the business. There are way more men. It’s a lot harder to make it, so if anything we should all be really supportive. I don’t know, it just makes for good headlines I guess.”
She also tackled her anxieties about growing older — “I don’t like saying I’m in my 30s. I’m 29 and 367 days old,” she explained — and revealed that she spent her 30th birthday “eating cake by myself.”
Anybody else want to hang out with Carrie Underwood now?
[via The Guardian]