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TEN MINUTES WITH CARSTEN ANDERSSON

Carsten Andersson and FUSE22 cover boy is of German / Danish descent, and he’s very beautiful. We’re talking Nordic, blond, and buff kinda beautiful. I mean, breathtaking. And I’m interviewing him. Eek! As if that isn’t making me nervous enough already, he is also a celebrated porn star. But I’m not chatting to him today about porn (well, not entirely). Carsten and I are skyping to have a chat about a new venture; a song he’s released entitled ‘Fun’. (Video and song at bottom of this page)

I know what you’re thinking: “Porn star turns pop diva with atrocious results”. But the thing is, ‘Fun’ is a really great track. It’s up and catchy and melodic and, well… FUN! And, as I said, Carsten is ridiculously good looking. So we here at FUSE thought we’d spend ten minutes with the wannabe popstar and find out what his deal is.

Carsten-Andersson2FUSE: Tell me about the song ‘Fun’.

Carsten: When I was kicked out of the band East Bloc, due to my past in the gay porn industry, I got in touch with the production team, Zebra1 in London. They had heard about the scandal and wanted to work with me. They produced it and they wrote the song. They did songs for Sugababes and Aaron Carter, and now for me. I was very proud that they wanted to work with me.

FUSE: What were they like to work with?

Carsten: Very easy going, very relaxed, very cool. They sent me several songs and left it up to me which one I would choose.

FUSE:  And what made you pick ‘Fun’ from the songs that they sent you?

Carsten: When I heard the song I thought, “that’s a good choice for a song because fun is what it’s all about”. I don’t have the biggest voice, so it was really all just about the fun of doing the track. So I thought the song would fit right away.

FUSE: Have you recorded more material?

Carsten: I have two more songs. One is a cover version of the Pet Shop Boys’ ‘It’s A Sin’. And we are about to record another, but it’s not finished yet.

FUSE: Is that another cover, or is that an original?

Carsten: The new song is going to be a cover.

FUSE: Can you tell me what it is?

Carsten: Not yet! Not yet! It’s going to be a little secret until it’s released, because we have a surprise. It’s going to be a name that I cannot say yet, a European boyband. So…

FUSE: So you’re doing a cover of a song by a boyband with the actual band themselves?

Carsten: Yes, we’re going to do a little incorporation, and probably will shoot the music video together. It’s all not really worked out exactly yet, because the release won’t be until (European) summer. I’m very excited!

FUSE: What music do you listen to yourself?

Carsten: I’m mostly into pop music, but I can listen to anything. I have my phases when I’m suddenly googling all this stuff from Guns’N’Roses and Metallica.

FUSE: Wow! So Carsten Andersson is a rock pig?

Carsten: (Laughs) Trying to be.

FUSE: So what direction will your own music take?

Carsten: Actually my role model through my entire music career is… do you remember the band called Bronski Beat?

FUSE:
Absolutely, yeah.

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Carsten:
Yeah, this is so much what I would like to be. They did the song ‘Hit That Perfect Beat’. When I heard that song I thought, “this is where I wanna go”. They were gay, but they were also mainstream. They were pop, but they were also really sexy.

FUSE: Now you’re a legitimate popstar is porn in your past?

Carsten: I wasn’t planning on doing any more, but I received a great offer from Lucas Entertainment New York, and I thought, “this is going to be a really relaxed shoot.” I’m pretty okay with the results. I haven’t watched it all — it’s always tough for me to watch myself. But yeah, I think it was a great idea to do that again. And I know some people hate me for doing it, especially some of those who were working with me (on the music). It was a weird situation for them to work with someone like me, seeing naked pictures of me on the Internet. But I said, ‘“Well guys, you knew who you were working with, so that’s what you’re going to have to deal with”.

FUSE: Do you think a female porn star in that position would have an equally hard time?

Carsten: Hmm… it’s hard to say. I think the hardest part of this thing that I’m doing is that it’s gay. I think if it was straight they would all just find it so cool and they would’ve been jealous and everything. I think that’s the hardest part about it. It’s not porn; it’s gay.

FUSE: Do you get sick of having to talk about being a porn star?

Carsten-Andersson4Carsten: No, I love talking about it! Because, first of all, I enjoy it; Secondly, it’s not that I’m ashamed of it — the complete opposite — I’m proud of it. It’s been a part of my life and made me happy and gave me so many opportunities. And lets be honest, if I had not done it no one would talk about my music. Lady Gaga’s always going to have to talk about why she’s such a freak, and Madonna’s always going to be asked about the ‘Material Girl’ stuff.

FUSE: Exactly. George Michael’s going to have to talk about his various dramas for the rest of his career. I guess you just have to embrace it.

Carsten: Definitely. I’m so thankful for this. When the band kicked me out due to my past I was so sad and I thought, “Why did I do these movies?” But now it’s the complete opposite and I say, “Be proud of it, be thankful for it and just make the best of it”.

FUSE: I read that your celebrity crush is Tim McGraw. Is that true?

Carsten: Oh yes. He is a hot guy.

FUSE: He is gorgeous! And so many gay men overlook him. What is it about Tim McGraw that you love?

Carsten: For me he’s the full package. He has everything a man needs. Plus I do have this sort of fetish for cowboy style. Yeah, he dresses masculine, he behaves masculine. I wish he was gay, but I don’t think he is.

FUSE: He’s married to Faith Hill, isn’t he?

Carsten: (Laughs) Ooh — so what?

FUSE: Have you ever been to Australia before?

Carsten: No. I’ve never been. And the only reason why I’ve never been is just that I’m scared of such a long flight.

FUSE: Oh Carsten, take a Xanax and get on that flight! You will love it!

Carsten: I have a feeling I will. I’m sure I will love it. Though I’ve never been there I already know I’m going to love it.

FUSE:
And trust me when I tell you, Australia will LOOOVE you.

Carsten: (Laughs) Thank you.

See more Carston at: www.carstenandersson.com

 

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