The 85th annual Academy Awards took place on Feb. 24, 2013, at the Dolby Theatre in Los Angeles. Here is what these Oscar winners said backstage in the Academy Awards press room.
ADELE and PAUL EPWORTH
Best Original Song
(“Skyfall” from “Skyfall”)
Is it true that you recorded “Skyfall” in 10 minutes?
Epworth: I didn’t say that. I said we got the first draft down in 10 minutes, which was just that was.
Adele: It was two studio sessions. It was a bit longer than that. We’re good but we’re not that good. I’m sorry.
So you have an Oscar, you have Grammys. Two to go for the EGOT (Emmy Grammy Tony Oscar). How are you going to do it?
Adele: I don’t know. Maybe I’ll do like an HBO special like Beyoncé did. And then a Tony, I’m not so sure. That may be one day. Maybe someone might want me to do a musical.
Epworth: A musical.
Adele: That’s not in my probability for the moment. No offense.
Adele, you recently paid Robbie Williams a visit. Are you’re planning a musical duet with him?
Adele: I don’t think so. We’re just enjoying being parents together, really. His little girl is only two weeks older than mine. It’s a lot of fun. He’s very much a pro at it. And we just discuss how to stay out of the limelight, if anything, unfortunately.
Adele, we missed you at the Brit Awards this year.
Adele: Oh, I missed it. I didn’t want to fly back with my baby.
Where are you going to be partying tonight?
Adele: I don’t know. I think I might go to the Vanity Fair party. That would be quite nice. And I’ve got to get up at 6 o’clock — and one glass of champagne, I’m gone these days. So yeah, hopefully, visit my boyfriend.
What is your career process when working with somebody else?
Adele: Well, with Paul … normally I go to him with an idea, and you have an idea ready for me as well, and normally we just kind of throw them at each other, and if something happens, which is certainly what happened with “Skyfall” and “Rolling in the Deep” were absolutely done well. But sometimes, you know, it just happens great like it does.
If I say sometimes it’s a bit dry, you just got to connect and just hope for the best I find, really, to be really honest with whoever you’re working with or whoever you’re collaborating with, so that they get the idea. I came into the studio …
Epworth: It’s your strength.
Adele: I came into the studio, yeah, it’s a bad strength though because the whole world knows my business. But, you know, going into the studio and involving someone in your life, I cried the first time when I told Paul about my ex, didn’t I? Telling the story, and then “Rolling in the Deep” happened.
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