Alicia Keys Lands Glamour Cover With Jennifer Aniston, Demi Moore
Alicia Keys shares prime magazine cover real estate with actresses Jennifer Aniston and Demi Moore for the October issue of Glamour. The lovely and talented ladies are linked through 'Five,' a series of films about women staring down breast cancer, each of which will be woven together and air over a two-hour block on Lifetime on Oct. 10. Each cover star directed one of the films.
Keys, a new mother to son Egypt, directly 'Lili,' a film about a 35-year-old woman who develops breast cancer and is forced to deal with her relationship with her mother.
In the Glamour feature, 'Wayne's World' director Penelope Spheeris interviews Keys about her life and work.
Why She Chose 'Lili': "She’s close to my age and I understood the family dynamic. I had an immediate idea of what I could bring to it."
Which Reality Show She Watches: "I used to watch 'American Idol' a little bit. My grandmother sucked me into it, and I was like, “Why am I watching this, Nana?” Initially, I felt like it was showing people that to be an artist you’re just supposed to get on TV. But as time passed, and the industry changed, I started thinking of it as an outlet for people who otherwise wouldn’t have any opportunity to be heard. Now I think it’s a good thing. When you’re talented, you’re talented."
Why Her Relationship With Husband Swizz Beatz Is a Blessing: "It’s beautiful because rarely, I think, do you find a relationship where you can experience things equally. In fact, I think that’s my favorite word and the most important word when it comes to relationships: Equality. And that’s what we’ve been able to find. We encourage each other equally. We’re excited for each other.:
Which Moment They Fell in Love: "I do remember the exact moment. If I told you, I would have to kill you, but it was something that he planned, and he planned it so beautifully and thoughtfully that in that moment I remember thinking to myself, Oh my God, I’m so in love with him."
What Kind of Man She Wants Egypt to Be: "He’s going to be a man in this world. It’s a beautiful blessing that I get to help raise a man. And I want to show him as much as possible."
What She Hopes for Her Family: "We’re such a bonded happy family, and I hope that we’ll always be able to be that. For me, the most important thing is that we always take the time to understand each other and grow together. We’re all going to change. Otherwise, it’s boring. Who wants to stay the damn same all their life?"