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Billboard’s Woman of the Year, Katy Perry, has gotten personal as well as animated on the big screen and has served as a guest star on shows like How I Met Your Mother and Raising Hope already. Now, she’s ready to further her acting career, where she also hopes to show fans a different, darker side to her.
The 28-year-old “Part of Me” singer says that when it comes to acting, she wants to prove that she’s more than just Katy Perry the singer.
"I want to do stuff that's a little unrecognizable, the self-deprecation kind of humor where I don't always have to be lit so perfectly," she told Billboard’s Woman of the Year issue. "I know I can be like the pretty girl, the teasing kitten. But what I want to do is be like a Jerri from Amy Sedaris' [Strangers With Candy]. I just want to kind of transform.”
Perry, who has played herself and Smurfette so far in films, says she likes that acting allows her to lose herself and become a different person. She says moving forward with acting, she hopes to “work with select directors.”
As for her next film project, she will reprise her role in The Smurfs 2 and return to voice Smurfette. The Smurfs 2 is expected to hit theaters next summer.
While Perry still has a lot of work as an actress, she has no doubt already conquered the music world. Her hard work earned her the title of “Woman of the Year.” Accepting the honor, she was just happy she lived to receive it. This year alone she had to readjust to the single life, she released her 3D film, Katy Perry: Part of Me, she also re-released her chart topping album, Teenage Dream.
"I'm glad I'm still alive - 27 has been a very testing year,” she said, according to Times of India. "I'd thought my year was over, that it was time to pass the baton. But I guess I get to hold onto it until the end of the year! It's truly a lovely compliment. Seeing who has been honored in the past - Beyonce, Taylor Swift and others - I'm in good company.”
After successfully conquering music, and with a desire to conquer film, it’s safe to say 2012 won’t be the only year of Katy Perry.
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