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If being famous means putting on an act, then Carrie Underwood never got the memo. In a new interview with Marie Claire, the 30-year-old country singer gets incredibly candid about her own shortcomings, her future plans, and her feelings about fame.
First of all, Underwood isn't interested in being America's sweetheart (even though she rose to fame via American Idol votes). "I'm not a mushy person at all," she tells the magazine. "I do wish I were softer. I wish I were able to form relationships better. But hey, I mean, I'm not a sociopath."
She's certainly not a sociopath; she just has her own way of doing things. That means she's not interested in the usual love-and-heartbreak country songs ("I don't want to listen to everybody's problems all the time"), and she's not in a rush to settle down and raise a family.
"I don’t feel old enough to have kids," says Underwood, who is married to Canadian hockey player Mike Fisher. "I know I am mature. But being responsible for another human?"
The singer does admit that she's not always comfortable in her own skin, particularly when it comes to the demands of fame.
"In public," she says, "I just get nervous. It’s a physical reaction, feeling like the walls are closing in. The fans are great. It’s not their fault. I don’t ever want to come across as ungrateful. But on my end, it is hard for me to process. Because I am still just me."
The Marie Claire story quotes Underwood's best friend as saying, "She didn't let fame change her." That much seems obvious. Maybe Carrie is so successful, in part, because she's never tried to be someone she's not. If nothing else, it makes for a great interview!