No one likes whiners, complainers or tattletales. No one likes a woman who sorts her dirty laundry in public or a man who reveals every intimate detail of his personal life. That being said, no one likes a completely closed book either. Stupid optimism is just that, and there’s no point in getting to know someone who constantly lies about how he or she is feeling.

As a celebrity, Katy Perry has long tried to find the middle ground between those two poor personality types, but as a woman with a lot of control over her new documentary Part Of Me, she really struggled to hit the right balance. Originally earmarked as a fun, behind-the-scenes glimpse, Perry’s marriage to Russell Brand famously dissolved in the middle of filming, leaving her devastated and prone to the occasional backstage cry. When it came time to cut it all together, she had to decide whether letting fans see her lowest lows was the right call.

In a new interview with MTV, Perry revealed she decided to show some of it because the divorce was so public she doesn’t want people to leave the film thinking she was trying to hide what was going on in her life. That’s a completely reasonable assumption, and in many ways, showing a few cries will humanize her as well. If the goal is to get to know the real Perry, she’s right in thinking the divorce had to be covered.
"You don't always see me with all the gorgeous lighting and makeup on and all that. I think it's fine. Hollywood is so fake and people need to realize that people are just people, and you, too, don't need to be born into something or have money or have whatever product someone is hawking on you. Find out what your gift is and nurture it."

Following the promo work for Part Of Me, Perry is reportedly planning to take a little bit of time off to recharge the batteries. She deserves it too. Here’s to hoping when she hits the spotlight again it’s as bright as ever.

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