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2003-Mar-29: Stella's A Frustrated Musician

(Updated April 2) Stella McCartney tells the fashion magazine i-D this month that when she has children, she will send them to a private school.  Sir Paul sent his children to the public school near their home in Peasmarsh, East Sussex.  Why?  According to Stella:
"Well, he was a bit of a tight bastard.  I could look after myself. I was a bully for a while. I was a bit ashamed if I missed the bus and had to get dropped off in a nice car.

"I didn't really go around thinking 'what great benefits there are for me in going to a comprehensive and I was at the same comprehensive from 11 to 17 so I guess people got used to me.  And I think the teachers found it stranger than the kids because they would have known my parents' music."

Stella also told the magazine that she would have liked to have had a career in the music business:
"I'm really a frustrated musician.   I play a bit of guitar and sing.  I always wanted to be a musician, but I didn't pursue it because I knew it would be so obvious and easy and didn't want to get pigeonholed. I mean, if I get a hard time doing something completely different to my dad, imagine what would happen if I tried to be a musician.

"Part of my problem with my work is because of how I grew up.  I am so paranoid that people don't like me because of my background that I want people to like me. And at work I want to be a nice boss. It doesn't always work to my advantage but I want to be nice to people.'

Will Stella ever lose the feeling of having to prove herself?
"No. I feel unhappy with myself, which is pathetic really."

(kindly submitted by PLUGGED correspondent Joan M. Hopkins)


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