INTERVIEW

The Warpaint bass player has answered our Getting To Know You questionnaire. She talks big hair, bad breath and Twilight (as in the vampire books).

Jenn-Lee-Lindberg

It’s always been hard to pinpoint the most striking element of Warpaint’s music. Jenny Lee Lindberg releases ‘Right On!’, her debut solo album, and puts forward a legitimate case for it having been her semi-doomed bass guitar all along…

The best piece of advice you’ve been given
Here’s a couple… Be yourself. Be kind. Be your own best friend. And strive for excellence.

Your favourite word
2 words… “Right on.”

Your pet-hate
Judgmental people.

If you could only eat one food forever, it would be…
Oysters.

The worst job you’ve had
I was an extra, more than a few times when I moved to LA. I got treated like such crap. It was a bummer.

The film you can quote the most of
It’s a tie between Muriel’s Wedding and Ghost.

Your favourite place in the world
I really loved Istanbul, Turkey. It was gorgeous, and the people were gorgeous –
an extremely sexy city!!!! Made me feel alive!!

Your style icon
Punky Brewster.

The one song you wished you’d written
Donna Summers’ ‘Love to Love You Baby’.

The most famous person you’ve met
I would have to say Leonardo Dicaprio. I met him when I was 15 and at that time he was everywhere… super famous. It was at his house for new years – he was sweet.

The thing you’d rescue from a burning building
I don’t think I would risk my life for anything other than animals or people.

The worst date you’ve been on
I haven’t been on one.

Your guilty pleasure
Crappy TV and trash magazines.

Your first big extravagance
A car.

The worst present you’ve received
Nothing! Haha.

The characteristic you most like about yourself
My sense of humour.

Your hidden talent
Design

Your favourite item of clothing
My overalls.

Your biggest disappointment
Quitting dance classes when I was little.

Your biggest fear
Death.

The best book in the world
The Twilight series.. ha!!! I never read so quickly in my whole life – a page-turner.

People’s biggest misconception about yourself
That I have it so good, and that I am living it up 24/7.

Who would play you in a film of your life?
Emmy Rossum.

What is success to you?
Being grateful.

What talent do you wish you had?
Culinary talent!

How would you choose to die?
Something instant… preferably in my sleep.

What is the most overrated thing in the world?
Money.

What would you change about your physical appearance?
My hair!! I wish I had big, curly, large-and-in-charge hair!

What’s your biggest turn-off?
Bad breath.

What would you tell your 15-year-old self?
Everything is here to help you!!! (Matt Kahn)

Your best piece of advice for others
Everything is here to help you!!! (Matt Kahn)

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