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Lana Del Rey: "Film Work Is My Happy Place"

National Anthem singer tells Vogue Australia she's done with music...

Lana Del Rey has told Vogue Australia that she's started to make the move into films.

The singer, who appears on the cover of the October issue, said: 'When I was starting, I had a vision of being a writer for film and that’s what I am doing now. I’m so happy. 

"Hopefully I will branch into film work and stay there. That will be my happy place. I’d like to stay in one place for a long time."

Speaking of her choice to leave music behind her, Lana said it was a decision fuelled by her having nothing else to put out there.

She explained: "I said everything I needed to say before I wrote this record. I don’t even talk that much. God, talking in interviews is the most I’ve talked in years."

The Blue Jeans hitmaker and H&M model said that she often finds singing live difficult, stating: "I love to take care of the songs – that’s my natural place – then, when I get on stage that’s not my element.

"Sometimes I kneel down because I am trembling or touch the audience because I don’t know what else to do. But the nice thing about the kids is that they feel bad for me, and pass me soft toys!"

For someone who has such a strong image she revealed she's not that interested in fashion (although she loves Topshop): "I never expressed myself through fashion. I loved flowers in my hair, I loved guys who wore leather, but I didn’t get creative.

"From the age of about seven I had really specific tastes that never changed. I loved wearing white, old fur and gold. It’s funny because now people in fashion kind of came to my rescue when other people said they didn’t like the record but that was unexpected for me because I was never really that.

"I wear lots of white and blue shirts from Brooks Brothers and shorts when I’m in LA, and I wear this white cotton sundress every day when no-one’s looking at me. I think it’s Topshop."