Talking with Ms. Cyndi Lauper


NO PREGNANT PAUSES:
In 1983,when she burst on the pop scene in Day-Glo hair, declaring that “Girls Just Want To Have Fun,” Cyndi Lauper instantly became a liberating voice for her sorority fans. Now, 44 and pregnant with her first child (due in November), Lauper is once again showing her true colors as a stalwart preformer. In April she released her fifth studio album, Sisters Of Avalon (Epic).

And on Aug.2 she finished a vigorous three-month stint as Tina Turner’s opening act-despite morning sickness and an ever-expanding waistline. “Being pregnant is like an ongoing science project,” muses Lauper, who has been married since 1991 to David Thornton, a TV and film actor. “Your body’s always changing, and you think,’Okay what’s in store today ?’ ”

WHAT’S THE WORST PART ABOUT BEING PREGNANT ?
People touching my stomach for good luck all the time.I want to say: “Excuse me. Do I look like the Happy Buddah ? This is not Aladdin’s lamp, and a genie is NOT going to pop out of here.” At least not now, anyway.

DID YOU HAVE ANY DOUBTS ABOUT PERFORMING IN YOUR CONDITION ?
I asked, and my doctor said it would actually be even more stressful for me not to do what I normally do. Lying down all day and doing nothing — THAT would kill me.

DO YOU WEAR MATERNITY CLOTHES ?
I don’t wear them ever.I have things made to shape my body. I went to a stripper place in LA called Trashy Lingerie for a couple of things. But I’m not interested in maternity clothes until they start making clothes women can feel pretty in and not like they are wearing a potato sack.

HAVE YOU SELECTED A NAME YET ?
No. This kid’s going to be born and we’ll still be discussing names. You want something poetic and nice, maybe a famous artist’s name,not some weird hippie name.Name books are sort of cheesy.I’m still learning.


WOULD YOU WANT YOUR SON TO BE A MUSICIAN ?

Of course.That’s a real job. isn’t it ?

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