Adele: 'I felt like I was intruding while watching the Amy Winehouse film'

Amy featured previously unseen footage from the late singer-songwriter's personal life

Jess Denham
Wednesday 28 October 2015 12:02
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Amy Winehouse as a young girl, playing the guitar at her North London home
Amy Winehouse as a young girl, playing the guitar at her North London home

When the Amy Winehouse documentary came out earlier this year, it left music fans with tears in their eyes, but Adele has revealed that although she “loved” the late singer-songwriter, watching the film left her feeling “intrusive”.

Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning in 2011 aged just 27, leaving behind a legacy of award-winning music including her hit second album Back to Black.

Director Asif Kapadia took on the story of her life for Amy, told in her own words along with previously unseen footage and interviews. It received rave reviews from critics upon its release in July.

Adele told i-D magazine recently that she had gone to see the film and got “super emotional with the funeral footage” after going through her own “massive grieving process as a fan”.

But while the “Rehab” singer had a huge influence on her own work as an artist, Adele “wasn’t really into the saved voicemails and stuff like that”.

“I felt like I was intruding so I actually felt a bit uncomfortable and that ruined it for me,” she said. “I love watching her but I kind of wish I hadn’t seen it. But you know, I love Amy. I always have, I always will.

“Do you know what makes me super sad? That I’m never going to hear her voice again, other than how I’ve heard it.”

Adele releases her third album and first in nearly five years, 25, on 20 November.

Adele Will Release New Album '25' on Nov. 20

Her new single “Hello” is on track to be named the fastest-selling album of the year so far on Friday, with the album described as a “make-up record”.

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