Cher, star of the upcoming Burlesque, is her usual open self in her new interview with Vanity Fair, talking with a total lack of discretion about Sonny, aging, her child Chaz and Sarah Palin. It's hilarious.
Some choice quotes...
On transgendered child Chaz Bono: "If I woke up tomorrow in a guy's body, I would just kick and scream and cry and (expletive) rob a bank, because I cannot see myself as anything but who I am -- a girl. I would not take it as well as Chaz has. I couldn't imagine it. She's a very smart girl-boy! This is where I get into trouble. My pronouns are (expletive). I still don't remember to call her 'him.'"
On Sonny: "Sonny told me when we were together, 'One day you are going to leave me. You are going to go on and do great things.' I wouldn't have left him if he hadn't had such a tight grip, such a tight grip. [He treated me] more like a golden goose than like his wife. I forgive him, I think. He hurt me in so many ways, but there was something. He was so much more than a husband -- a terrible husband, but a great mentor, a great teacher. If he had agreed to just disband Cher Enterprises and start all over again, I would have never ever left. Just split it down the middle, 50-50."
On aging: "I think Meryl [Streep] is doing it great. The stupid (expletive) is doing it better than all of us! But I don't like it. It's getting in my way. I have a job to do, and it's making my job harder..."
On Sarah Palin: "I got so obsessed with [C-SPAN] that it was kind of interfering with my life. Sarah Palin came on, and I thought, Oh, (expletive), this is the end. Because a dumb woman is a dumb woman."
The interview appears in the December issue of Vanity Fair and hits newsstands November 9.
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