An amateur star and a long-time icon reunited making one of the most iconic reunions we have ever seen. Pop singer and Disney alum Olivia Rodrigo met the living legend Alanis Morissette in a recent chat for Rolling Stones latest issue.
During their chat, both discussed how they have dealt with being under the spotlight and how most of the time, the media criticizes them for being someone they are not. "There was a lot of bullying and a lot of jealousy and a lot of people whom I'd adored my whole life being mean girls," Alanis told Olivia, who agreed with her.
But not only that, Alanis Morissette admits that when she was around 22 years old she stopped reading what the press told about her in order to avoid all the negative comments that did not help her and were not relevant to her personal growth and evolution. "I had enough people around me who would point out blind spots whether I wanted them to or not. And I love therapy, so I've always had a huge team of therapists. But at the end of the day, it became 'Who do I feel seen by?'"
Olivia Rodrigo, who is 18 years old, admits that she is already doing that but not only because of the reasons Alanis said but also because of all the unrealistic standards that are nowadays held in the world for young girls like her. She also notes that it is not for anyone to look at what thousand people think about simple things like what she is wearing.
"I've taken the same route as you have and just don't look at it," she said. "I don't think anyone is meant to look at that stuff. I don't think we as human beings are supposed to know what thousands of people think about what we wore or what we said or how we talk. I think having separation is really important — realizing that that's not real life, you know what I mean? That world that is created online, it's just one facet of this very big human existence."
However, Olivia Rodrigo also notes that she has been around social media since she is 12 years old and because of that she has a hard time trying to separate her real persona from the one she presents on social media. "For a long time, I had a hard time separating those two things," she told Morissette. "I could be kind and smart and have all of these awesome things, but if I didn't showcase them on Instagram and nobody saw it, did it truly happen?"
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