Go Ahead Quote Me

Ed Sheeran
Ed Sheeran
Sam Smith
Sam Smith
Mary J. Blige
Mary J. Blige

With Bond, I've actually had a theme tune written for about three years, just in case.

SINGER ED SHEERAN saying he wrote a James Bond theme song without being asked to - just in case 007 bosses request one from him in the future


When I was shooting my first music videos, I just wasn't happy with the way I looked, so I was trying to control the way the camera moved. I got a bit obsessive. I was constantly looking in the mirror, pinching my waist, weighing myself every day.

SINGER SAM SMITH on feeling insecure


I had to leave a lot of myself behind, a lot of Mary J. Blige behind. A lot of wigs, a lot of lashes, a lot of make-up, a lot of nails, you know, the whole thing.

R&B STAR MARY J. BLIGE on not wearing make-up for her role in the film, Mudbound

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on January 06, 2018, with the headline 'Go Ahead Quote Me'. Print Edition | Subscribe