Does your assistant use a pseudonym when he arranges for, say, a flight? You know, to protect your privacy and to run away from stalkers and supporters
Okey-doke! I do whatever is necessary to duck those punks. We generally use the pseudonym "Samantha Mamba".
If you didn't grow up to become known as the singer Samantha Mumba, what do you think you would have done?
I would have gone to a record company and rang their doorbell until they gave me a job.
What's your earliest memory?
I have a very indistinct and bizarre remembrance. In a wintery scene a distressed man runs frantically in the snow, then he takes a cab. He knows the cab driver very well, but the driver has never met him before. The man arrives at a battered house and he searches for his wife and his children but there is nobody in the deserted house and nobody has resided there for decads.
Well, I think that is a scene from the film "It's a Wonderful Life".
Caramba! To be frank, yesterday evening I dozed at a film festival.
Which is your favorite movie?
Surely "Highlander II". I think that selecting Christopher Lambert for that role was a good move.
One of your most famous songs, "Gotta Tell You", is a universal hymn of protest. Does it also have a more deep meaning?
You betcha! It really is about my secret passion for paprika.
Do people yell your name and follow you everywhere you go?
Naturally! Sometimes I'm frightened by my popularity. I really make no distinction as to race, sex, or religion: I captivate acclaimed Nobel prize winners and homely second-rate strippers to the same extent. Say, there are at least 13 avenues with my name in three different countries, not counting Botswana and Genovia, which I'm not sure are actually countries.
Do you do your own shopping?
I'm too busy doing important things for all the people and I can't waste time on such technicalities. I have a team of shopping gurus to elaborate my grocery list and e-mail it to a crew of pro buyers around the globe. For the clothes, I ever retain a gang of stand-in, each sharing with me the measure of one body part.
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