Demi Lovato revealed to NYLON: ‘I look at my life and think, ‘There’s not enough time.’ I co-directed my last two videos, and I have this dream of being behind the camera and one day directing my own movie. I want to host my own show and be a younger Oprah. I want to write songs for other artists.
I want to be an author. I want my own makeup line, and my own skincare line. I want to do a lot more philanthropy work, and for a while there I thought I wanted to go to law school.
When I went into rehab, I deleted my Twitter.. I didn’t want to force anything. My parents came to visit, and I asked if people knew yet, and they said, ‘Yeah, it’s everywhere.’ And they were like, ‘How do you want to handle this? We can say it’s a personal time and we don’t have to tell them what you’re in here for, or we can just be 100 percent honest and show them that you can get through it and other people can get through it, too.’
When I was on the Disney Channel, I wanted to get my nose pierced in the middle, so that I could flip it up during filming, and flip it down at night to let the wild child side come out. Turns out, I didn’t need the nose ring..
My parents tried to control me, but I’d be like, ‘Oh really, I’m grounded? Well, I pay the bills,’ They did the best they could. And I think that’s why a lot of young stars struggle when they’re making money or providing for their family. My mentality was ‘Work hard, play hard,’ It was hard to listen to the word ‘no.’
I wanted to make my own rules. I thought that if I was adult enough to get there, then I could party like an adult. And obviously, I couldn’t.. I would like to separate myself from being the girl who overcame her issues, or the Disney chick who ended up in rehab while she was still on Disney.
I don’t want people to hear my songs on the radio and be like, ‘Oh, that’s the girl who cut.’ Now I have probably the best relationship between any artist and their fans, because I have no secrets.’