Bruno Mars For Entertainment Weekly
My dad had this 1950s review show, very Las Vegas-style, and my uncle impersonated Elvis, and that was my favorite part of the show. I was taken with how girls were screaming for “Elvis”. And as a young kid, you’re like, “I want that.” I was given a cameo in the movie “Honeymoon in Vegas”. I became a real, real attention whore after that. I had to do music because, that’s all I grew up doing. So the dream was hopefully one day I’d be able to make my album and tour the world. Be able to see the world and perform my songs. And now I’m living the dream.
Q: What did you wanna be as a kid?
It was always something to do with music. I was never a big fan of school. At night I was Bruno the world’s youngest Elvis impersonator and then the next day you’re going to school and learning about fucking Christopher Columbus and stuff. It could be eighty and ninety degrees in Hawaii and I would still wear my long sleeved shirts. I couldn’t play sports because I’m still three feet tall. I still remember those feelings that I got as a kid, and as of today nothing has changed. Not a single damn thing.
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