Yesterday, Billie Eilish gave a super revealing interview to Vanity Fair where she basically just answered more and more personal questions as the camera zoomed in.
Now it was a super interesting interview where she talked about fame, identity, family and work — but also, I was just so struck with how mature Billie is and how much amazing advice she gave.
Here are 19 things Billie talked about in her newest interview!
One of the things Billie’s most excited about doing now that she’s an adult is going on shopping trips to Costco and Home Depot.
She also shared some fun facts, such as her favorite films and Beatles songs.
Billie says if she weren’t a musical artist, she’d either be a backup dancer or work somewhere like Jamba Juice or Trader Joes.
She also talked about more serious things, including fake news and people’s willingness to believe everything they read…
…And the environment. When asked what she hopes the world will be like when she’s 80, she emphasized the fact that we might not have that time if we don’t fix the environment.
Though she then went on to say that if she does live until 80, she hopes people will be kinder and also know when their words aren’t needed.
In response to one of the more personal questions, Billie mentioned feeling trapped while in an emotionally abusive relationship, looking visibly reluctant to share and throwing up peace signs after she said it.
Billie also opened up about the hard parts of fame, stating that she has no privacy and highlighting how vulnerable she felt about winning five Grammys in 2020.
Though she acknowledged the good parts of fame, saying the best part is being able to speak and be heard.
Billie talked about her family a ton, saying her worst fear is something happening to their health. She also spoke about connecting with them through weekly dinners, movies and “making fun of people.”
She also spoke about growing up in a creative family that allowed her room to grow, saying her parents had a rule that as long as she or Finneas were working on something creative, they could stay up as late as they wanted.
She also spoke about Finneas, her brother and longtime collaborator, in more detail, saying Finneas influences her all the time.
Though she did acknowledge hard times in her family, saying that of course there are times that they don’t see eye to eye, but that happens in every relationship.
Her mom was actually there for Billie’s words about her family — though she wasn’t too happy when Billie said she likes to drive 120mph on the freeway when she needs to find peace.
Billie was super happy when the interviewer asked about the newest addition to Billie’s family: a recently adopted pitbull named Shark.
But one of my favorite parts of the interview came when Billie talked about the advice she would give someone who wants to be her:
Finally, Billie talked about her upcoming work, including her influences…
…And how much she’s grown as an artist.
Billie finished the interview by talking about what she reminds herself when she feels intense pressure, and honestly, it’s solid advice.
You can watch the full interview below!
And don’t forget to check Billie out on the March cover of Vanity Fair!