Liza Minnelli, winner of the four most prestigious awards in show business: an Emmy, a Grammy, an Oscar and a Tony, recently opened up to PopEater about everything from Lady Gaga to her new album.
On her recent knee surgery:
“I’m running around like a wild woman! You know it’s quite traumatic, having a full knee replacement. But I’m back in dance class every day, plus I go to the trainer. The strength is getting really great, and I’m touring all over the place. My god I’m everywhere!”
On who she likes in contemporary pop music:
“I love Lady Gaga! I haven’t had a chance to see her live yet, but I like that she goes for it. I like somebody who says ‘wait a minute, watch this’ Ha! And that’s what she does.”
Liza’s 11th album, titled “Confessions”, features her favorite songs, many of them covers. She’s even covering Etta James “At Last,” which we all know Etta will have something to say about. Remember her drama with Beyonce over singing the song at President Obama‘s inauguration? Well, Liza isn’t worried about what Etta has to say:
“No! Ha! And she can’t [claim to own the song]. I just have to say, who says? I liked the Beyonce version very much too–that’s the trouble, there’s so many wonderful versions of this song. What I thought of, is this is not a lonesome, wailing song, this is a ‘thank god.’ So I put a smile in the song, and that’s the difference.”
There’s no one I love more than Liza Minnelli. As a matter of fact, I’m pretty sure the only reason I saw Sex and the City 2 was because I knew she would be in there, bustin’ a move. What would really make me a happy person: a Lady Gaga & Liza duet! Get on it, people.
Click HERE to read the rest of the interview. It’s a gem, really.