“The X Factor” executive producer Simon Cowell wants his dead body to be brought back to life, and he thinks science will eventually make it happen. That is one of the confessions he made when he opened up about some of his quirky beliefs in an interview on “The Tonight Show With Jay Leno” on October 29, 2012. Cowell’s fellow “X Factor” U.S. judge Britney Spears was also part of the interview, but she didn’t say much that was new or interesting.
Cowell has often been described as “eccentric” in his personal life, and he said in the interview that one of the things he believes in is cleaning out psychic energy in an enclosed space. When host Jay Leno asked Cowell to describe the reported psychic cleansing that Cowell did for his home in Beverly Hills, California, this is what Cowell said: “It was my ex-girlfriend’s idea, surprisingly. When I had the house refurbished, she said, ‘This house needs cleansing.’ She said, ‘Get rid of all the negative energy.’ So I’m like, “Fine, I’ll do it.’ So this girl flew over from London, and for two days she walked around my house with sticks and crystals and things like that. And chanted. I loved it!”
Leno asked, “Was she naked when she was doing this?”
Cowell replied, “No, but she was kind of a bit out there, but I would expect that. And then I said to her, ‘What is the most negative room in the entire house?” He laughed as he said, “She said, ‘Your bedroom,” so she had to spend longer in there. My belief is that if you make yourself believe it’s going to work, then it will work. So you’ve kind of got to be an optimist. I think it’s worked.”
Leno also asked Cowell about Cowell’s plans to have his body frozen after he dies. Cowell has talked about this unusual wish in other interviews, but this time he went even farther by revealing that he’s not getting his corpse frozen because he wants science to study it in the future but because he believes that his dead body can be brought back to life eventually: “I think it’s a good bet because my belief is that in years to come, they’ll un-freeze you, and then you’ll be alive again. I just think it will happen. There is only one problem with this, which I didn’t realize: When you’re frozen, they cut your head off! So if I’m alive, I just might be a floating head in the future.”
Cowell then said that he is paying a lot of money to make these “frozen body” plans. Leno commented that whatever Cowell was paying, it was a scam.
As for Spears, she was vapid and dull, as she usually is in interviews. Unlike Cowell, she gave short and uninteresting answers and wasn’t interested in sharing any stories.
Spears recently told Lucky magazine that she doesn’t like to wear socks. When Leno tried to draw Spears into the conversation by asking her why she doesn’t like to wears socks, she gave abrupt, simple-minded answers: “I just choose not to. I just never have. I can’t explain it. I just don’t like the feel of them.”
She also said in the interview that she likes chewing ice because she likes to grind her teeth on things. Yes, she was that ditsy in the interview.
(Click here to watch Part 1 of the interview.)
(Click here to watch Part 2 of the interview.)