Recently Lily Allen announced that she was putting her music career on hold to help make the world a better place. More specifically she is hoping to use her fame to save the world’s rainforests.
During Allen’s trip to the Amazon where she braved giant spiders and toured jungles devastated by deforestation, the 25-year-old pop star was joined by a writer for UK’s YOU magazine.
“A lot of my life is very vacuous. It doesn’t have a lot of substance and I guess I feel it’s a bit pointless,” Allen explained to YOU’s Amy Williams. “And, yes, coming here makes me feel I can put my fame to good use. I’m not pretending to know everything and I don’t understand this as well as I should, but I’m here to get my head around it.”
Allen wants to use her star power to bring attention to green issues which she says, unlike many other global issues, doesn’t always pull at your heartstrings like news from Haiti or images of starving children.
The “Smile” singer also admits that up to this point she has not lived a very green lifestyle—explaining that it is difficult to be eco-conscious in London. “It drives me mad!”
To read about more about Lily Allen’s experience in the Amazon, visit YOU Magazine.