Los Angeles - Despite reports that the ‘Firework’ pop star is in talks to play Freddie Mercury’s girlfriend, Mary Austen, in Sacha Baron Cohen’s upcoming biopic about the late Queen frontman, Perry says she won’t be somebody for Cohen to love in the movie. “There’s something about the internet that’s sort of funny-it’s that nothing is true on there,” the chart-topping hitmaker said at the Hollywood premiere of her new documentary concert flick, ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’. The buzz began earlier this month when a British tabloid the Mirror claimed Perry was hoping to land the gig. “There’s been no formal offer,” she told us. “Although I do like the association and I like the company because I think Sacha Baron Cohen is hilarious.” But she said, “I have to take a catnap first before I do anything.” She said: “I’m gonna unplug, take my hair extensions out, feel my head again. I’m gonna unplug and recharge, if that makes any sense. I’m gonna go away. I’m sure you know it’s time for me to go away.” The star has revealed that she’s planning to go on hiatus after she finishes plugging ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’ to clear her head. She told MTV: ‘I’m going into hiding. I want to go and write songs in the woods or something.
A longtime Queen fan, Perry even dressed as Mercury to her 24th birthday party. Mercury died in 1991 at age 45 of AIDS-related pneumonia. Although Perry’s only major acting credit is a guest role on ‘How I Met Your Mother’ and a part voicing Smurfette in ‘The Smurfs’, mega-producer Harvey Weinsten has said he would love for Perry to play Marilyn Monroe in a Broadway musical adaptation of his award-winning film ‘My Week With Marilyn’. ‘Katy Perry: Part of Me’ follows the singer’s life on and off-stage and documents her split from Russell Brand. Plans for the Mercury film were first announced in September by producer Graham King. The film cast ‘The Dictator’ star Sacha Baron Cohen as Mercury. The producers also secured the rights to several of Queen’s classic songs, including ‘You’re My Best Friend’, ‘We Will Rock You’, ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ and ‘Another One Bites The Dust’.