WDR2 (Germany)

Pre-recorded interview with Kim Wilde, interspersed with music: ‘View from a bridge (RAW remix)’, ‘Kids in America’, ‘You came’, ‘Lights down low’, ‘King of the world’.

I think it’s something we can all respond to. When you get to my age and look back, when I was during my twenties and particularly in my early thirties, always looking around the corner to see if something was just a little bit better for me.

That feeling’s gone. So that’s a very liberating feeling ’cause that allows you to live the moment. It’s one thing to say it, but it’s another thing to really live it. When you do live it, it’s very… I think the secret of life.

Yeah, well, our rooms were right next to – upstairs, where there were only three rooms, tiny little upstairs, so I could hear everything that was going on most of the time in his room. All I could hear was this ‘da-da-da-da-da’ and I was thinking ‘oh you guy, I’m gonna kill you in a minute.’ Little did I know he was writing my destiny.

‘Kids in America’ was a smash and I spent the rest of my life virtually trying to catch up with that success.

(About the nineties:) I’d run out of steam with it and I think the public had run out of steam with me.

I’m aware there are loads of people who don’t quite understand how a popstar suddenly… fingers turn green.

Today Kim Wilde really enjoys playing a star again. With her recent cd ‘Come out and play’ she goes on tour in spring, and a book is planned. In it, personal memories, no gossip. Not even the reported flirting with Adam Ant.
I think I kissed him, though, that was our thing. I didn’t want to, but I don’t think he was really into it. We drank a lot of coffee, I remember that.