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Kate Moss, Unplugged, in Interview September 2008

>> She may famously avoid going on the record, but in the September 2008 Interview, Kate Moss speaks.  Glenn O'Brien's piece, which comes as close to a conversation with Kate as you may ever get, runs the gamut from her controversial weight to daughter Lila Grace, with a little comedic word-association in between.  Let the gems begin . . .  

She wasn't a big fan of working with Mark Wahlberg on those famous Calvin Klein ads.

At the time he was such a d*ckhead. He wasn't very nice.

And she got more than she bargained for when she met Frank Sinatra at his 80th birthday party.

I was with Johnny [Depp] at the time. And Frank came over to me and got all of his security to close in so Johnny couldn't get to me. I was sitting down having a cigarette, and he just walked in the room, and he spotted me and made a beeline to me. So we were encircled by security in this backstage area, and he's like, "How are we doing, little Lady?" And I said, "Happy Birthday, Frank!" and I want to shake his hand, and he just lunged at me . . .  He kissed me on the lips. And then he gave me a filterless cigarette. And then I met Bob Dylan. I came off all lightheaded and had to go sit on his dressing-room steps.

Who she thinks is square, and who she thinks is bisexual . . . »

When it came to modeling, Kate wasn't always a natural.

I was 15, and [Corinne Day]'d make me take off my top, and I'd cry. After five years, you get used to it, and you're not self-conscious anymore. You're not conscious about your flaws. Bowlegs. Crooked teeth. That is what makes you different from everyone else. But when I was 15, I was like, "Oh no, I don't want to be different. I want to have big tits! I want to look like Cindy Crawford!"

She'll even admit to being too skinny once upon a time.

. . . I was doing shows and flying economy and nobody ever fed me. Or I'd be staying in hotels so cheap that by the time I'd get in, there wasn't any room service. I didn't eat for a long time. Not on purpose. You'd be on shoots with bad food or get on a plane, and the food would be so disgusting you couldn't eat it. You go to a show, and there's no food at all, so if you're doing shows back to back, you can forget eating. I remember standing up in the bath one day, and there was a mirror in front of me, and I was so thin! I hated it. I never liked being that skinny.

I was never anorexic, so I was never that skinny. I was never bony-bony. But I remember thinking, I don't want to be this skinny.

But now that she's a mom, things have changed.

I don't have house parties anymore. Everything's changed. It's all about [Lila Grace] really.

. . . All those Pucci numbers and things that I wore when I was 17 . . . I won't really wear. But I'm saving them for her really. That's my blackmail. "Don't eat your dinner, and you won't get my clothes. You won't grow, and you won't get into my clothes." Now she's a fashion freak.

And with her experience, she's formed some strong opinions. 

On the English: "They like to drink."

On Americans: "They're a bit square."

On the French: "They're rude."

On Russians: "They're sexy."

On Italians: "They're bisexual."

As for what's ahead, she has some ideas.

I've got lots of friends in the music business who are always asking me to do things. Not that I want to be a singer, but I like doing things. Obviously, one day I'm going to stop modeling, but I think I will just move into something else.
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