Sixty Seconds with Adam Lambert

The following article by Anna Smith was taken from Metro, which is a London print and digital newspaper. It starts talking about the upcoming movie Adam is voicing a character for, and then moves onto more. I thought the question about which day would he like to repeat, a la Groundhog Day, was particularly interesting. Sorry, Adam – we’ve seen that play over and over and over – and no matter how hard we wish it, it never changes. But here’s to ya if you can make it happen, LOL!

Love ya!

~ Carol ~

Sixty Seconds With Adam Lambert

The singer, 37, talks Queen, the supernatural and voicing Emperor Maximus in Playmobil: The Movie.

What do you love most about your Playmobil character?

Emperor Maximus reminded me of being in theatre when I was a kid. He’s a very theatrical character, a loveable villain, bad but hilarious.

How did you perfect your evil laugh?

I worked for two days in the studio and each time I lost my voice. The director kept saying, ‘Bigger!’ OK — you do it! I kind of lost my mind in there. It was fun and therapeutic, in a way. Going that crazy blows off a lot of steam.

Have you always wanted to do a voice for a film?

Yes — I was so excited when I got the call for Playmobil. When I was a kid I was in a lot of productions and I would go home with the script and tape record it. I’d read everyone’s lines to learn my lines. This film is a natural extension of that. Showman: Freddie Mercury

Was drama your main hobby?

Yes, though my parents encouraged me to try different activities. I didn’t take to the soccer — or the football, rather — it didn’t work for me. I think I made one football goal. Drawing, painting, make-believe and dressing up were my things so I think I’m in the right profession!

What kind of music did you listen to growing up?

For a long time I was into musicals, then at high school I listened to pop music such as Christina Aguilera, Britney Spears and Missy Elliott. When I moved out in my early twenties, I started falling in love with soul and funk, older stuff. I fell in love with the 1970s.

Do you sometimes have to pinch yourself when thinking about where you are now?

I’ve had those moments. I’m never totally satisfied but when I stop and put things in perspective, I feel very lucky.

How about that Queen thing? You’ve performed with them since 2011.

It’s crazy, it’s the gift that keeps on giving. At first it was a one-off but it led to more and more. I’m just so honoured to help Brian [May] and Roger [Taylor] bring their legacy to the stage and to pay tribute to Freddie, who’s one of my heroes. He was such an incredible vocalist and songwriter. Freddie was such a showman, so flamboyant, and it’s that kind of performance that I love doing. I love to emulate the spirit of that, not imitate.

Rami Malek won the Oscar for playing Freddie in Bohemian Rhapsody…

I knew he was a shoo-in for the awards seasons. I’m thrilled with how it played out, he worked really hard.

What else have you been up to?

I’ve released the first single from my new album, Velvet. I worked on the album for more than three years. I took my time and discovered a new sound.

If you had to live one day over and over, as in Groundhog Day, which day would you choose?

Maybe the day of the American Idol final [he was a runner-up] to see if I could do it over again, if it would all be the same or different. I’m very proud of that day. It was such a thrill.

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  1. Lila Hayes Zubik says

    Yikes, I’m not sure I would want to relive that day over and over. What a roller coaster!