Hilary's Summer on the Road
Are you taking time off to relax this summer?
No, I'm going to be working all summer. I have a tour in Canada and then I start touring in the States and then I'll be going to Europe, so it's going to be a really crazy summer but it's fun.
What is something that you won't leave home without?
I bring my two dogs with me. It's hard because you're in a different hotel room almost every day and it's just so impersonal. I'm definitely a homebody so having them there makes it more comfortable. And my laptop – I bring that pretty much everywhere – and lots of shoes!
So you can have options?
Yes. You know what's funny? When you're on tour – except for at night because you get dressed up for the show – normally you look so gross. You just throw on sweats and don't do anything with yourself until the show. After about a month of that you're like, "I feel like a man. I need to be cute." So I have to have cute options and put a little effort into it.
What kind of music will you listen to on the road?
I've been getting into a lot of older hip-hop music recently like Dr. Dre. Something about the summer brings it out in me – like I love Salt-N-Peppa. I love Amy Winehouse right now and Bloc Party's new CD and I'm still a huge Cure fan.
You recently signed up to be a part of the Stardoll.com community. How did that happen?
When I was younger I loved paper dolls and so it's kind of like an updated version of that. When my manager told me about it I was really excited because it sounded so cute.
What's it like seeing yourself as a cyber doll?
It's strange at first but I've done a couple things like that before. I'm a character in a video game so it just becomes normal after you start seeing yourself in magazines and on TV and everywhere else.