We have something in common with [lastfm]Katy Perry[/lastfm], soon to play Smurfette in the Smurfs movie: we couldn’t actually watch The Smurfs cartoon growing up. Perry has a perfectly good excuse; her parents wouldn’t let her watch it. Our excuse (which will remain a secret between us, so don’t tell) was that we were scared of Gargamel’s cat. Silly, we know but he was a mean, mean kitty.
So, why were [lastfm]Katy Perry’s [/lastfm] parents so strict over her seeing the Smurfs save the day? Meet us after the jump to get the scoop!
[lastfm]Katy Perry[/lastfm], who stars in the 2011 Smurfs movie, can’t get over the irony of playing Smurfette; her parents explicitly kept her from watching The Smurfs because of the scantily-clad Smurfette:
“It’s funny because I was never allowed to watch The Smurfs growing up. My mom thought that Smurfette being the only female in the village was a little bit scantily clad, if you know what I mean. I grew up in a very sheltered house. But this Smurfs is definitely one for the kids… It is a family movie.”
Wait. We thought The Smurfs was always for kids.
Watch this Smurfette tribute video with an [lastfm]Abba [/lastfm] soundtrack. We are glad Perry “took a chance” on Smurfette:
Oh, yeah. Smurfette was such a scandalous blue-skinned, blonde haired vixen. She has girly eyelashes, a white dress that goes to her Smurf knees, and heels. What a saucy little tramp.