Adam Levine has always told us exactly what’s on his mind. The sexy rock star and The Voice judge has never held back a word and nothing has changed in the interview which goes along this hot March 15 cover of the Hollywood Reporter.
Here’s the unfiltered version of what the 33-year-old Maroon 5 front man told the mag:
On how The Voice helped him: “The Voice was the first real job I’ve ever had that wasn’t just messing around with music. I don’t really know what happened, but it initiated some kind of mode in my brain. It put me on this trajectory, and I love it.”
On his first thoughts on appearing on a reality show: “I scoffed at it initially. It’s just a bunch of f–king assholes who are fame whores.”
On people’s perception of him since The Voice began airing: “No one knew what I was really like or whether I had anything to say. … I think that the occasional soccer mom probably thought I was a slut. The show put me in an interesting light to be cross-examined and analyzed by the world at large, and I think that I succeeded in making them like me.”
On being a smart pop star: “As a pop star, you don’t have to be that smart for people to think you’re intelligent. The bar is f–king low; if you have half a brain, they think you’re amazing. So I have that going for me.”
On acting in Can a Song Save Your Life?: “I saw it the other day, and I was surprised at how not sh*tty I was. They’ll probably say that I’m a better actor than I am a singer or something. They’ll find some way to f— me with something negative.”
And some lasting words: ”I don’t lie, and that’s unusual in a world of media-obsessed, media- trained f–king liars who will sit here with you and totally bulls–t you to further their own careers…I say the wrong thing, I offend people, and I piss people off, all of which I like.”