The Swedish pop princess reveals what you need to do to really impress her and what actually counts in a relationship
“I don’t have time for guys”
When she was 10 she won the TV contest Sweden’s Got Talent, when she was 15 she had her first number 1 record in her home country, now, aged 19, Zara Larsson has three hit-singles in the British top-twenty charts under her belt, one of them featuring celebrated UK rapper Tinie Tempah.
And Zara is set to officially take her place amonst the pop royalty when her debut album drops in 2017. But what does the self-declared ‘man hater’ have to say about her male fans and admirers? Read on to find out.
THE RED BULLETIN: Which famous person did you have a crush on when you were a teenager?
ZARA LARSSON: I don’t really listen to male artists. I have to say Beyoncé, she’s the crush of my life.
The cheekiest chat-up line someone has used on you?
I don’t remember one, I guess they were all really bad.
What are two important rules for writing a love letter?
Rule number one, mention who it is from. Or maybe not? Well, make sure that the person knows you. And rule number two, don’t write anything mean. You don’t want to do that in a love letter.
Is the idea of monogamy still up to date?
I’m not sure. I don’t think that humans are made to live with one person for the rest of their lives, it’s a made up thing. I don’t want to get married just because society expects me to. And I definitely think that you fall in love with other people while you’re in a relationship for a very long time.
That’s a scary thought?
If you have made up your mind and you make a promise to another person, like, ‘I’m going to be with you forever’, then it’s just about sticking to that. It’s more about the promise you made and how you want to live your life. But there’s nothing wrong with that! It’s a beautiful idea to be with one person.
Your boyfriend wants to go for drinks with his ex with whom he’s still friends. How do you react?
I say, hell no! I would honestly look at him, like, excuse me?! Well, I would never say, you can’t do that. But if he still wants to be friends with her, he’s on his own.
Ryan Gosling or Bradley Cooper?
What’s the last stupid thing a guy did to impress you?
I don’t really have time for guys. I don’t give them the chance to impress me.