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  • [box thuds]

  • [stand clicks]

  • [stand scratches]

  • [tone beeps]

  • - It's a pretty crunchy shirt.

  • - [Man 1] So we can go back to the two guys

  • and then we'll do the hold.

  • [Velcro snaps]

  • - [Man 2] Stand by, guys, here.

  • - [Man 1] Kevin holding for the sound.

  • - [Interviewer] All right, are you ready to go for one?

  • - Uh-huh.

  • - [Interviewer] Cool. Let's go.

  • [dramatic music]

  • [tone beeps]

  • - [Woman] "Billie Eilish answers

  • increasingly personal questions

  • as the camera moves closer to her face."

  • [clapboard taps]

  • - [Interviewer] All right.

  • [man mumbling]

  • [tone beeps]

  • - [Woman] "Identity." [clapboard taps]

  • - [Interviewer] How have you been lately?

  • - I've been good.

  • [soft music]

  • Getting

  • not enough sleep.

  • - [Interviewer] Any habits that you're trying to break?

  • - Ooh.

  • Geez.

  • Not really.

  • I think honestly, I'm sleeping, like going to sleep late.

  • Like I can't stop and I would like to,

  • so, there's that, definitely.

  • - [Interviewer] How'd you celebrate your 18th birthday?

  • - I had a party back when it was legal.

  • It was the best,

  • like probably one of the best nights of my life.

  • We had a bounce house. [chuckles]

  • It was good. I went to Taco Bell.

  • It was a good night.

  • - [Interviewer] Now that you have your driver's license,

  • and you can vote,

  • are there other everyday life goals you have?

  • - That I haven't achieved yet?

  • Tons.

  • I don't know.

  • I want to drive to like Costco and like,

  • go get something from Costco alone.

  • I don't know.

  • Just like grown-up [bleeps] [chuckles].

  • Go to Home Depot some, I don't know.

  • - [Interviewer] What are you afraid of?

  • [Billie sighs]

  • - My loved ones' well-being,

  • health,

  • anything that has to do with that subject.

  • - [Interviewer] Where do you go to find peace?

  • - Take a bath.

  • I drive.

  • I go 120 on the freeway. [laughs]

  • It's a specific kind of peace, but it is a kind of peace.

  • Don't try it at home.

  • - [Interviewer] What do you hope the world will look like

  • when you're 80?

  • - Girl, I'm not gonna live till 80!

  • None of us are!

  • Are you kidding me?

  • We have like 10 years left.

  • If I were to live till 80,

  • I hope, I mean, the world will have to look like this

  • if I even lived till 80, because I wouldn't have otherwise

  • but [sighs] we got to help the environment.

  • That's what I hope.

  • I hope that the world doesn't say it's over for you,

  • but it's just, and then kill us all.

  • I hope that people are more understanding.

  • I hope that people will just shut the [bleeps] up sometimes.

  • That's what I hope.

  • - [Interviewer] When in your life

  • have you felt the most trapped?

  • [Billie chuckles]

  • - When I was in a

  • relationship that was

  • very emotionally abusive.

  • [tone beeps]

  • Damn, this is genius.

  • My face getting redder and redder.

  • Are you mad at me for any of that, guys?

  • - [Mom] I'm worried about the 120 miles an hour.

  • [man laughs] - Oh! [sputters]

  • [tone beeps]

  • - [Woman] "Fame." [clapboard taps]

  • - [Interviewer] What are three words

  • you would use to describe fame?

  • - Overwhelming.

  • [gentle music]

  • Surreal.

  • And

  • shocking.

  • - [Interviewer] What's the best part about being famous?

  • - [sighs] I would say...

  • I think just...

  • You know,

  • being able to say something

  • and be heard, like,

  • yeah, just having an outlet, having a voice and a platform

  • is amazing and rare.

  • And...

  • [Billie sighs]

  • I don't know, there's a lot of good things though

  • but I would say that that is a very important one.

  • And I think I try to take that in as much as possible.

  • - [Interviewer] What's the worst thing about being famous?

  • - No privacy

  • ever again,

  • in any way at all. [chuckles]

  • - [Interviewer] Do you ever get the chance

  • to forget you're a celebrity?

  • - Sometimes when, yeah!

  • Sometimes I think when I'm at my parents' house,

  • when I'm, you know, scootering around, biking around,

  • or like in the ocean weirdly,

  • it's kind of a random one, but there's little things.

  • Definitely.

  • - [Interviewer] What do you hate the most

  • about the internet?

  • - Oh, girl.

  • I hate a lot of things with the internet.

  • I love the internet too, but God, what do I hate the most?

  • I think the...

  • I just think everybody believing everything they see,

  • just because it's written down somewhere, you know.

  • It could be the biggest lie ever,

  • and it's like, you just believe it if it's on the internet,

  • it's weird.

  • - [Interviewer] When in your career

  • did you feel the most vulnerable?

  • - The week after the Grammys.

  • - [Interviewer] Why?

  • - Why? [laughs]

  • Well, because I had just lived through

  • an unbelievable experience and I was filled with joy

  • and excitement and, you know, shock and disbelief,

  • and you know, getting compliments left and right.

  • And at the same time,

  • the entire internet was telling me I didn't deserve it.

  • So it was a weird week.

  • It was very...

  • It was weird, but who got the Grammys?

  • Me.

  • - [Interviewer] What one thing would you tell someone

  • who wishes they were you?

  • - Don't wish you were me.

  • It's not, it's not what you think.

  • And also, you don't want to be anyone but yourself.

  • I cannot stress it enough.

  • We, you know...

  • You want to be you.

  • You have your life and that's such a blessing

  • to have your own life, you know.

  • Know yourself, and you know...

  • And you can also make your life what you want it to be.

  • And if you were somebody else,

  • you wouldn't be able to do that.

  • You know?

  • I mean, obviously,

  • we can't really be anyone else practically

  • but even if we could, I think we're better off as ourselves.

  • [tone beeps]

  • I don't know how to do this anymore.

  • [man laughs]

  • [Billie chuckles]

  • I don't know what the [bleeps] I'm supposed to say.

  • [tone beeps]

  • - [Woman] "Family." [clapboard taps]

  • - [Interviewer] So how's your family?

  • [soft music] - Family is good,

  • happy, and healthy.

  • - [Interviewer] How do you and your family

  • spend quality time together?

  • - We have some weekly dinners.

  • We watch movies.

  • We make fun of people, quality time. [chuckles]

  • - [Interviewer] And what makes that quality time to you?

  • - I think it's just important to keep that up.

  • Like, it's so easy to get lost in your life and your work

  • that you forget to make time

  • for the things you don't even think about

  • when you're in it, you know?

  • So, just any time with them, it's quality time to me.

  • - [Interviewer] We heard you rescued a dog this year.

  • Is that right?

  • - Yes.

  • - [Interviewer] How's that going?

  • - It's going good.

  • His name is Shark.

  • He's a little pit bull.

  • He's very goofy looking.

  • He's very stinky. [chuckles]

  • I don't know why, as much as I wash him, he just smells.

  • Can't do anything about it. [chuckles]

  • - [Interviewer] What does home mean to you?

  • - Home means my childhood home

  • in LA.

  • Like that's all, like, I honestly, that's all I think of.

  • I don't think of anything else as home.

  • That house with my family, like on Christmas,

  • that's like what home sounds like to me. [chuckles]

  • - [Interviewer] What is the most significant way

  • that your parents influenced you as an artist?

  • - Well, we had a rule growing up

  • that was kind of a like household respected thing

  • of just no matter what time it was,

  • you know, no matter how old we were,

  • if we were creating, writing music,

  • playing piano, playing guitar, or any instrument at all,

  • we could stay up as long as we were doing that,

  • because it wasn't...

  • 'Cause, you know, you only have creativity

  • when it comes to you.

  • And sometimes it's really random.

  • Sometimes it's in the middle of the night.

  • Sometimes it's in the middle of the day, wherever,

  • wherever, whenever, you know, with who, whatever.

  • So we had a rule that was just like,

  • no one is gonna push that away from you.

  • You get to be creative when you feel creative,

  • which is I think really important for us.

  • - [Interviewer] What about Finneas?

  • How did he influence you?

  • - Well, Finneas influences me all the time.

  • I mean, I wanted to do everything he was doing growing up.

  • I wanted to be friends with the people he was friends with.

  • I wanted to wear what he was wearing

  • and do what he was doing.

  • And so, kind of everything.

  • I think that's kind of how it is

  • when you're a younger sibling.

  • And up until a certain age, and then I was like,

  • [bleeps] that, I'm not doing that.

  • I'm doing my own [bleeps]. [chuckles]

  • - [Interviewer] When do you feel the most connected

  • to your family?

  • - It comes in waves.

  • It's kind of random.

  • I mean, it's, you don't even,

  • I feel like I don't even realize that it's happening

  • until afterwards, but kind of all the time.

  • I mean, I love my family and I'm always with them,

  • and [sighs], you know, they come on tour with me.

  • So,

  • it's all the time.

  • It's really all the time.

  • And you know, it's random.

  • Again, it's like, sometimes it's late at night

  • when I'm like randomly have a feel,

  • a real moment of,

  • whatever.

  • I don't know, it's all the time.

  • - [Interviewer] When do you feel the most distant from them?

  • - [sighs] I think when, you know, we don't see eye to eye

  • or they can't understand what I'm talking about

  • or when I can't understand what they're talking about,