- Title: 'I'm not scared of it' - Boy George on turning 60, new music and biopic
- Date: 11th June 2021
- Summary: LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MARCH 31, 2011) (REUTERS) SINGER ADAM ANT AND BOY GEORGE TALKING BACKSTAGE AT EVENT HOSTED BY BOY GEORGE IN AID OF THE HEPATITIS C TRUST'S GET TESTED! CAMPAIGN LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - OCTOBER 22, 2014) (REUTERS) CULTURE CLUB POSING FOR PHOTOGRAPHS AT Q AWARDS BOY GEORGE IN INTERVIEW SAYING (English) "Last night? Yeah we played our first, we did a kind of warm up show at Heaven, which is where we did our first ever big show in London, which was in 82." BOY GEORGE POSING WITH Q AWARD LONDON, ENGLAND, UNITED KINGDOM (FILE - MAY 17, 2012) (REUTERS) VARIOUS OF BOY GEORGE GIVING INTERVIEWS AT IVOR NOVELLO AWARDS
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- Story Text: British musician Boy George will celebrate his 60th birthday on Monday (June 14).
The singer-songwriter, DJ and fashion designer says he is embracing the milestone birthday and the liberty he says his age brings.
"It just seems ridiculous! It's like 'so what?' For me it's like, you know, there's a freedom that comes with being at this point in my life," he recently told Reuters on the BRIT Awards red carpet.
"I've always loved old people. I'm not one yet but I'm not scared of it. Because, you know, time should make you wiser."
George, whose real name is George O'Dowd, is looking for an actor to play him in a new music biopic due to start filming this summer.
The Culture Club frontman launched the casting call on social media in April for the movie called "Karma Chameleon" after one of the band's 1980s hits.
He is also busy creating and releasing new music.
"Sometimes I'm putting out the video before the song comes out, I'm doing all creative content, I'm just basically doing it guerrilla style. I'm not promoting it, I'm not saying when it's coming out, it's just going to come," he said.
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