Lily Allen: 'I Don't Care' About Weight Gain

Lily Allen: 'I Don't Care' About Weight Gain

Lily Allen covers the August issue of Elle UK, and in the interview she talks about her weight fluctuations, plans to start a family and her first drunken meeting with Karl Lagerfeld. She has previously claimed to have body dysmorphic disorder and threatened to get gastric bypass surgery. Here are some excerpts from the interview:

On her weight:
'When I was on tour earlier in the year, I'd be on stage for one-and-a-half hours a night, so since the tour finished in March, I've put on about half a stone. But I do Pilates three times a week. I am still body conscious, but I'm not so concerned with it; I don't care as much.'

On babies:
'I don't think I'm that young to have a baby. My mother had me when she was 23. It's difficult as a woman who wants a family. Kids take up your whole life, particularly in the first two or three years. So it wouldn't be very responsible of me to commit to doing a world tour if I had a baby.'

On meeting Karl Lagerfeld and landing the Chanel campaign:
'It was at a big party in Coco's apartments in Paris. I was drunk and got lost in the building. I wandered into an attic room and Karl was there. I got really embarrassed and apologized, but he said, "No, come in." We had a chat - although I can't remember what about, I was so drunk. I do remember asking him about some shoes he'd designed that had a green ring in the heel [from the Chanel a/w 2009 collection]. I asked how they worked. He drew a diagram explaining the physics of making the shoe. I've still got the drawing. A week later I was asked to do the campaign.'

The full shoot and interview appears in the August issue of Elle UK, out July 3.

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