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Aaliyah's eerie dream
It's dark in my favorite dream. Someone is after me. Don't know why, I’m scared.Then, suddenly I lift off. I fly away. Far away. How do I feel now? It is like swimming in the air, free and without any weight. No-one can reach me. No-one can touch me. It' s a wonderful feeling. Still this dream troubles me a bit. What does it mean? That I want to escape from the real life sometimes? But from what? From success or the pressure of show business? No. I relish every second of my fame. If I could start my life a second time, I wouldn't change a thing, honestly.
When I was a little girl I knew already: I want to become famous. I always worked hard for this dream, very hard. I took singing lessons and joined performances at school. I did everything to become a good entertainer because only a pretty face doesn’t make you a star, neither in the music business nor in the movie industry. Retrospectively many people insinuate that I never had a real childhood. What a lie! My parents always made sure that I had enough time to play. I didn’t miss a thing. Basically, I was a normal girl. Ok almost a normal girl. Not every girl gives their first concert at the age of nine. I remember that day in every detail. As I stood on stage with my aunt Gladys Knight, a big dream of mine became true. At the same time, I was afraid of the audience and afraid to fail. My shyness hampered me back then. Above all I would escape into my dreams.
Today I am still a dreamer, a daydreamer. When my friends are discussing something, I often wander off. I stare into the distance lost into my self. Where I am when I do that? I have no idea. Probably in higher spheres. Occasionally I don’t even know myself . I am mysterious somehow. Let’s just leave it at that. Even my parents don't know what’s going on in my head. They have probaly learned to deal with the fact I am introverted. No, introverted is the wrong word. I have a complex personality. Basically I’m a very nice person and open person but I also withdraw alot. Other people are afraid of being alone but I like being alone. At least from time to time. Sometimes I lay on my bed in my Manhattan apartment and look only out of the window and I dream.
In my dream I’min Egypt, the land of my dreams. The culture and the pyramids - that fascinates me. Yes, I'm sure that I was an Egyptian in an earlier life. This is the only way I can explain my fascination. This country immediately put me under its spell even if I only look at pictures. When I was very young, my mother showed me holiday photos of friends. I saw hierogylphes, pyramids, masks, the people, foriegn ceremonies - I dove into a whole new world. To explore this world would be my greatest dream.
One day I will travel to Egypt. I will be there, were Cleopatra and the pharaoes lived. Unfortunately I can't meet them anymore. If there were a time machine I would visit the ancient Egypt. Who knows, perhaps Cleopatra and I would become very good friends. At least I would be able to experience all what I only know from books.My books about Egypt are sacred. I read every story about Egyptian kings and queens. Sometimes I just look at the pictures. I dream that one day I will be able to stand in front of these impressive buildings or make a movie in Egypt. Above all I would like to play Cleopatra. If they are going to do a remake of that movie, one day I will audition for the lead in a second!
There are also other projects that would tempt me. The main thing is to work in Egypt. I came a bit closer to that dream with The Queen of the Damned, the sequel to Interview with the Vampire. In it, I play the Egyptian queen, Akasha. A dream part, I admit. Sadly, the movie was not shot in Egypt. My current involvement in the making of The Matrix II and III don't fullfill my dream. This time I shooting in Australia. It’s a beautiful country, but it's not Egypt.
Otherwise I have a great partner on the set: Keanu Reeves. Surely many women envy me for this but I find him to be just a nice person. He is very reserved like me - I like that. But a dream guy? No. I prefer masculine men with whom I can feel safe and secure. They must be strong like an Egyptian warrior. If I find someone like this I will marry him.
Like all little girls I have dreamed always of a traditional wedding ceremony with horse and carriage and wearing a white wedding dress. I’m hopelessly romantic. I want a husband, kids - a happy family but this dream will have to wait. For now
I want to fulfill another dream. No, two dreams. I will design clothes and accessories together with a friend, maybe next year.
My second dream is not tangible yet. My movie career is my priority at the moment but as soon as I establish myself as an actress, I want to take a break and go to college. What will I study? Egyptology, of course. Any other major is out of the question for me. Unimaginable.
This was conducted in mid of July in Paris. On the sofa of an expensive hotel, sits an introverted woman, who needs some time to warm up. The conversation lasted 40 minutes. It was one of the last interviews Aaliyah had with a journalist. Not only did she dream of flying, her greatest dream, she said, is to go to Egypt and to study egyptology.
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