Britney’s Associated Press Interview
Brit did a phone interview with The Associated Press on Wednesday , talking about her infamous work out videos on Instagram, and combatting her shyness when she’s on stage.
She says of the routine she posted with boyfriend Sam, which may have seemed effortless, but in reality, Britney says he put her through it.
“He’s a trainer so everything has to be so perfect. We probably did 40 (takes) and I hurt myself,” she joked.
“It looked great, he did a good job and he edited it really, really well.”
She said she’ll often tap her oldest son, Sean Preston, to shoot her videos and photos for social media and those are usually in one take.
“With (Sam), I did it a million times and I swear it was horrible, but when I do it just with my kids it’s really fast,” she said.
Brit said she prefers challenging workouts because she has “always been an active person” and gets bored easily. She plans to ramp up those exercises in the coming weeks as she prepares to return to touring with her “Piece of Me” tour.
She looks forward to getting back on stage because it helps bring her out of her shell.
“I’m very sensitive and sometimes I just want to run away because I’m a very shy person. I think energy is contagious and when I get onstage with the dancers, we all kind of vibe off each other. We feel the same energy and we connect.”
Brit says she has a stage persona that takes over in front of an audience. “I think it’s healthy to be able to put on the persona of being confident.”
She says she’s on a kick of reading self-help books.
“I think it’s an escape because honestly with how shy I really am, I don’t think it’s healthy,” she said. Performing is “a boost to my confidence. It’s like an alter-ego type thing. Something clicks and I go and turn into this different person. I think it’s kind of a gift to be able to do that.”