Peaches Geldof's Last Interview: "Heroin Is Such A Bleak Drug"
What is thought to be Peaches final interview has been published, in which she discussed fame and family...
Peaches Geldof’s final interview has been published, in which she discussed her fame and family.
The mother-of-two died on April 27 aged 25, with heroin “likely to have played a part” in her untimely death.
In an interview with American writer William Todd Schultz for Specator Life, Peaches explained: “The worst thing is shaking someone’s hand and realising full well they have a completely preconceived notion of who you are. They know your whole life! And you know nothing about them. It’s an imbalance that’s frightening.”
"I grew up in the worst kind of whirlwind where every mistake I made was not only watched by my parents but the whole of the public. It was scary."
Peaches went on to say parts of her childhood were a ‘mind blank’, and that she recalled being treated oddly by teachers.
"Parents would always be starstruck by my parents and want their kids to be friends with me so they could come over and meet my father, a sort of knight in shining armour," she explained.
She went on to discuss people’s obsession with fame, and how humans are a ‘hateful breed’.
"There’s no in-between, you’re either a fat pig or a bulimic" she said.
"It’s playground politics. It’s a base part of the human psyche. I took it as part of what people do. If someone, God bless them, has a bad life, they want to hear about the golden fucking goose getting the prize."
"People love the phoenix-from-the-ashes story. Someone you lust for but can’t have. It’s like reading a fantasy novel. That elusive thing, the unattainable. But they also love a downfall. Humans at their core are so rotten. They’re a hateful breed. It’s exciting to hate celebrities. It’s archaic."