They will forgive you for everything, Courtney Love says, so long as you stay off the cheese. And no, that’s not the street name for a narcotic. We’re talking Edam and Cheddar.
“I am 50 this week, that’s just reality and it’s fine,” the Hole frontwoman told Australian website News.com.au.
“As long as you look all right, you can still perform.
“If you get really fat or lose all your hair, you can’t just put on a baseball hat like guys can.
“They will forgive you all the drugs in the world but they will never forgive you getting fat.”
And it was touch and go for the singer for a while, too, such was the temptation of the dairy-based food type.
“I got a little chunky because I love cheese,” she said, before quickly reassuring fans, “but I have been on a diet.”
Elsewhere in the interview, staged ahead of her first tour in Australia in 15 years next month, she discussed her desire return to the silver screen (she starred in the Oscar-nominated The People vs Larry Flynt in 1997) – and the legal woes holding her back from doing so.
“I have to be more proactive,” she continued. “I am friends with all the movie stars but you needs the lawyers; to find the right agent, you have to find the lawyer they are affiliated with. It’s complicated.
“I am just signing with an agency now and looking at a TV show and a film, an indie film.”
She also threatened a duet with Miley Cyrus – a singer she hailed for bringing the only pop excitement to an otherwise “dreary 2013”.
“Miley and me, we are just talking about it, we will see,” she said.
“I am not pop but I have a lot of friends on social media and friends who are pop stars. There’s just not a lot of rock ’n’ roll girls out there, so for whatever reason (pop stars) look up to me.
“And I have a distinctive voice and it might sound cool if it’s the right song. I would work with Miley or Lana (Del Rey).”