14 November 1983

Interview on stage in English, translated on the spot by presenter Jonas Hallberg into Swedish for the audience. They talk about videos, touring, and being a sex symbol.

How are you, Kim Wilde?
I feel great, actually.

Yeah? You feel great?

I understand the whole of your family is engaged in the business of your career. Is that right?
Yeah, they’re engaged in my career and I’m very much engaged in their career as well.

I see. So it’s not… I mean everybody’s supporting you but everybody’s supporting each other?
Yeah, yeah.

You have become famous, in a way, through videos. You have not been touring so much or appearing on stage?
No, I haven’t done very much, but I’m just about to embark on a three week European tour on the 25th of November and I shall be in Stockholm on the 9th of December.

When you do videos, what’s the difference between doing a video and doing a stage show?
Well… When you’re doing a video you’re miming and when you’re doing a stage show you’re not miming.

That’s the only difference?
(Laughs) It’s the only one I can think of.

There are more cameras on the video version as well, perhaps. But I was wondering about this sex bit. You know, you have been famous as something of a sex symbol. How does that strike you, miss Wilde? Is that something that you, sort of, or, you feel, yes?
Well I don’t know, but I hear you’re something of a sex symbol too, so maybe –

Me? (They laugh.) That’s interesting. But I thought it’s more apparent in your case, perhaps.
Do you think so?

Yeah. No?
(Laughs) I don’t know.

Well, how can I use this situation? Kim, I think we will show what I mean by showing a video. And could you say the name of the video, please?
The name of the video is ‘Dancing in the dark’.

(Video starts.)