One of the best interviews I’ve read recently. Sweet and sensitive, yet powerful and very moving, parts of it really touched my heart. I can’t wait to read Thalia’s book, to get to know her better and to find out what’s making her grow stronger everyday. Read this to the end, it it worth it.
NEW YORK (AP) – It’s no secret that Thalía has savored the honey of love and success in the same way she has lived through moments of great pain. The Mexican superstar grew up under the spotlight and the press has been in charge to document everything and more about her life.
What the public does not know is what was on the mind of Thalía at age 6, when the death of her father caused her such a shock that she did not make a sound for a year. Or what harbored the feelings of guilt after the kidnapping of her sisters in 2002 and how she handled it. Or how her current husband Tommy Mottola won her heart.
In her new book Cada día más fuerte (on sale this week and available on November 1 in English as Growing Stronger), the singer and actress reveals her most personal struggles while reflecting on what she considers her greatest blessings: Mottola and their children Sabrina and Matthew.
“It’s a very intimate book, where I’m exposed to a thousand, where there is no mask, where there is no angle that remains guarded,” Thalía said Wednesday in an exclusive interview with The Associated Press.
With her long hair down, minimalist makeup without any accessories, the star spoke enthusiastically about this and other chapters of her life, putting in laughter and tears when remembering her mother, Yolanda Miranda, who died just last May a month before the birth of her son. She also explained why she thanks the La Llorona having made a girl able to face the unknown.
“My life has been wonderful,” sums Thalía. “Every moment has made me a stronger person, a gladiator.”
Following are excerpts from the interview.
The Associated Press: What led you to write this book at this point in your life?
Thalía: It’s a moment in which I am very sure of who I am, very accepted, very peaceful, happy with the things I’ve done in my life, both personally and professionally, and I thought it was an important time to share my story, my experiences both good and bad, with everyone… and treat it in some way my experiences can support the lives of others.
AP: You approach very happy subjects, like your successes, your marriage, your children. But you also delve into very painful subjects… How difficult was it for you to make this trip to the past?
Thalía: I was exposed and I was vulnerable … It was very difficult to put my life on paper, was a very intimate, very psychological, but also was liberating. It was like cleaning the closet, like cleaning the house, like throwing at walls, opening new spaces, and it was very refreshing to my life.
Read the rest of the interview here.