You may say what you want about Olivia Rodrigo, after all, she does not care at all. The American actress, who sky-rocketed her acting career thanks to her role as Nini Salazar Roberts in Disney’s High School Musical: The Musical: The Series, talked in an interview to Nylon and declared that she does not take the gossip personally, and instead, she takes it like a champ.
“I don't take the gossip personally, really. I understand. I completely understand. And you know, lots of times, it isn't malicious. Most of the time, I guess," the actress said adding that. "It's none of my business. I write my songs and people can say whatever they want to say about it." And indeed she does write her songs, which are heartbreaking and created in a such magnificent way, Her biggest single 'Driver's License' has over 747 million streams. And with such a huge success, it is obvious why she cares more about her work and projects than about what people have to say about her. "They can think whatever they want to think about my life and that's just part of it," she added. "It doesn't really bother me. I also try to stay off of social media and not look at that stuff."
Olivia Rodrigo also shared some tidbits about how she writes her songs, after all, she describes herself as a 'super specific songwriter' more than an actress. She declared that for some songs she had to go back and rewrite them because they are too specific for the audience and that would lead to more drama in her life. Let's just remember that she has been involved in rumors about triangle love between her, her Disney co-star Joshua Basset, and Sabrina Carpenter, another Disney actress.
In Driver's License' Olivia Rodrigo addresses a blond and older girl, consequently, Sabrina Carpenter released 'Skin' where she wonders if 'blond' was the only rhyme someone could come up with. And later,, Joshua Basset released 'Liar Liar Liar' where he sings about why a girl is telling them is all his fault. This is all the angsty, teenage drama you need for your day, seriously.
Anyway, Olivia Rodrigo addressed the lyrics of her songs and detailed that she knows sometimes people fill in the blanks with excerpts of their own life, while other times they try to match the song with the singer's life, but she does not care because the only thing she wants is the song to be impactful for her fans, however, she could not restrain adding that "I guess I would prefer people to relate it back to their lives. I can't tell you how many times I've listened to somebody's song and been like, 'Oh my God, they wrote that for me.'"Rodrigo also talked about being aware of comparisons since she is a Disney star, people often compare her with Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato, and Selena Gomez. Nevertheless, she reflects on how when she released 'Driver's License' the people that were not into her Disney show, started to recognize her.