Lana Del Rey isn't just captivating to the legions of fans who worship her; she's also beloved by her celebrity peers. Case and point: the singer was recently interviewed by a handful of other icons for the debut U.S. issue of L'Officiel including Kim Kardashian, Stevie Nicks, Courtney Love, Grimes, her recent collaborator Børns, and more. While there's plenty of nuggets to dwell on from the fascinating look at one of pop's most enigmatic artists, her exchanges with Kim Kardashian stand out.
As it turns out, Del Rey and Kardashian are mutual fans of each other (you may recall that in 2014 Kimye tapped the singer to perform at their engagement dinner at Versailles). When Kardashian asked about the evolution of Del Rey's style, she replied, "I was sort of a late bloomer with style and everything really. I loved Joan Baez—I just really identified with her character. I loved Lauren Bacall. I saw a rerun of The Dick Clark Show with Janice Joplin on it and she had feathers in her hair and I thought she was so cool, so her as well. And I really like what you’re doing now. I love your style update, with your hair and the nudes and mauves. I’m watching you. I’ve got my eye on you." She also revealed to Kardashian that if she wasn't a singer she'd either be a "doula" or "working with kids."
Del Rey also talked about her obsession with all things retro to Gucci creative head Alessandro Michele, telling him, "I guess part of my retro sensibility comes from my love of old movies from when I was a teenager. I remember seeing films like A Place in the Sun with Elizabeth Taylor or films with Natalie Wood and thinking that they were so beautiful. As much as I loved ’50s films, I loved ’60s music, and still do above any genre."
Perhaps most notably, though, Del Rey talked about her future projects, including making her Broadway debut. "I was asked to write a musical, which I’ve started," she said in response to a fan question. "It was for Broadway. I may finish in two or three years. Me and Rick have written something, so we’ll see." As for who would play Lana Del Rey in a piece about her own life, she said, "I’m thinking a big picture here, because I love Baz Luhrmann. Not sure who would play me though." Whoever it is, they'll have a lot to live up to.