Carly Rae Jepsen Talks "Cinderella" in Paper Magazine

Posted Wednesday February 5, 2014 11:20 AM GMT

Fresh off her debut in Broadway's "Rodgers and Hammerstein's Cinderella," Carly Rae Jepsen landed herself a feature in the latest issue of Paper magazine.

While rocking a few poses for the Cinderella-themed spread by lensman Diggy Lloyd, the "Call Me Maybe" songstress dished about her family's reaction to her leading role and revealed what she hopes to achieve while on stage.

“It’s always been on my bucket list. My family is more excited about this than anything,” Carly explain. “I was like, ‘I’m going on tour with Justin Bieber and I’m going to be at the Grammys,’ and they like, ‘OK great,’ and then I’m like, ‘I’m going to be on Broadway,’ and they’re like ‘What?! We’re going to book our tickets!’"

Miss Jepsen continued, “It’s just such a funny reaction, but I think it’s because I grew up being in musicals. It was something I was always involved in and has a passion for at a young age, so it made sense to them. I think they always thought that was the direction I would take and it was a bit of a surprise that I got kind of addicted to pop.”

In regards to her goals for the theater, the 28-year-old stated, “It’s all a brave new world for me to take on not just the songs but to do them as much musical theater justice as I can. But I think we’ve all been figuring out the happy balance between sounding like me and still making it sound like a Rodgers and Hammerstein musical.”

“It was a little scary the first day or two trying on dresses, but once it was all together with the makeup and the hair and the dress and the slippers I didn’t feel like myself, but in a very confident way. I was like, I’m a princess – let’s just be this for a minute,” she added.

Photo Credit: Diggy Lloyd for Paper