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Chasing a Saturday
NUNN ON ONE: MUSIC Special to the online edition of Windy City Times
by Jerry Nunn, Windy City Times
2013-05-08

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The European girl group The Saturdays formed in London, England in 2007. The line-up consists of Una Healy, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White.

They have released three albums and recently hit number one in the UK with the single "What About Us."

Products from The Saturdays have included an autobiography and a nail polish collection. They can now add reality stars to the list with Chasing the Saturdays on E!

We talked to Mollie King their blonde bombshell about the their crazy life and support of their massive gay following that is spotlighted on the show.

Windy City Times: Hey, Mollie. We have been trying to set this phoner up for a while so I have been really chasing a Saturday!

Mollie King: [laughs] I am sorry about that.

WCT: It means you are busy so I guess a good thing.

Mollie King: How are things over there?

WCT: Good. I am in Chicago. Where in the world are you?

Mollie King: I am in my hometown in Putney in London. It is nice to be home for a little bit. I want to come to Chicago. I've never been there so that just sounds great.

WCT: You have to. How has the experience of being on American television been for you?

Mollie King: Oh my gosh, it was amazing. It was something that we have always wanted to do. Just seeing the episodes air out there has given a great reaction. We have had tweets from American fans. It has been a dream come true to be honest.

WCT: Do people tell you that you remind them of Kylie Minogue?

Mollie King: Oh, I have never heard that one but I will definitely take it! I'm a huge fan. Thank you very much.

WCT: Okay, I will be the first.

Mollie King: I love that and I am going to tell everyone that now.

WCT: Oh good. Your love life was a subject on the show. Have you found love since?

Mollie King: No, not yet. It was so much fun just hanging out with the girls. They absolutely had a blast trying to set me up and everything. I was working a lot so there really wasn't any time to go on any dates. It was fun just to be living in LA and getting into the lifestyle. Frankie and I actually rented cars so we really felt like we were Americans living the life.

WCT: The scenes where you tried to fool people with an American accent were entertaining.

Mollie King: Oh gosh, I kept practicing and have been practicing since I have been back but apparently I am not getting any better. Hopefully practice makes perfect.

WCT: Did you ever hear anything from Bruno Mars?

Mollie King: No, I didn't. I am afraid not.

WCT: Is the latest single "Gentleman?"

Mollie King: Yes, that will be coming out in a few weeks time. It is so exciting, even just the plot of the video. The sound of the single is quite different for us. I look forward to people hearing that one.

WCT: The Saturdays have a big gay following and played at the clubs on the reality show.

Mollie King: Our gay fans are the best. They know every single lyric to our songs. There is a big club out here in London called G-A-Y and we taped there about two weeks ago and honestly the place just went mad. It was such a great gig. I think we did about half an hour up there. It was such a great crowd to play to.

WCT: There is a gay bar here in Chicago that I want you to play at.

Mollie King: We have to. What is it called?

WCT: Roscoe's. Your buddies The Wanted performed there in the past.

Mollie King: Amazing! Well, we definitely need to come there.

WCT: Chicago is heading into Gay Pride in June.

Mollie King: We need to come out there. When we do a show for our gay fan base we spend the most time putting together our outfits. You have no idea. Normally we spend about a week thinking about what we are going to wear. When it is the gay audience we know we have to look great so it is fun planning all of our outfits.

WCT: Just include a lot of glitter.

Mollie King: And sparkles as well!

WCT: Exactly. What has been the craziest thing a fan has asked of you?

MK; Somebody once asked me to marry them. I said, "Brilliant, I do I do!" That was quite funny. It was during a meet and greet before our show. I'm not sure if he thought I was serious but I walked back into the dressing room and told the girls that I am engaged!

WCT: I don't think you should have too much trouble in the love department. You are adorable.

Mollie King: Thank you so much.

WCT: You started with the British version of X Factor?

Mollie King: Yes, I did.

WCT: What do you think of the American version with Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato?

Mollie King: It is such an incredible show. It is huge over here and the States. I just love watching it. They always find incredible talent by doing it. You fall in love with the judges even if they are not your favorite. You always want to hear what they have to say. I always watch it when it's on over here.

WCT: What has been the hardest part about breaking into the United States?

Mollie King: I don't know. It has always been our dream to cross the moat. It is such a huge place and takes a lot of work. We need to come out there and visit all the states. It is something that we are still focused on. It has been a huge help with the show. It exposes us to a massive audience that we wouldn't have otherwise. They would have no idea of us still. We are very grateful for E! to putting us on the network. We just want to come out there and play shows now.

People know us as a band and on an individual basis but we want them to hear the music now. So we are definitely planning on coming over there and playing some shows.

WCT: So live shows for the rest of the year?

Mollie King: Yes. Chasing the Saturdays actually airs in Australia, New Zealand, and all over Europe in the next couple of weeks so we will be visiting those territories as well. We have always had the American dream so fingers crossed that we will be out there as much as we can this year.

WCT: Once again, Chicago would love to see you.

Mollie King: I am going to tell management right now to make that happen.

Chase your favorite Saturday at www.thesatursday.co.uk/. Look for a brand new single "30 Days" out on May 13.

Chasing a Saturday

By Jerry Nunn

The European girl group The Saturdays formed in London, England in 2007. The line-up consists of Una Healy, Rochelle Humes, Mollie King, Frankie Sandford and Vanessa White.

They have released three albums and recently hit number one in the UK with the single "What About Us."

Products from The Saturdays have included an autobiography and a nail polish collection. They can now add reality stars to the list with Chasing the Saturdays on E!

We talked to Mollie King their blonde bombshell about the their crazy life and support of their massive gay following that is spotlighted on the show.

Windy City Times: Hey, Mollie. We have been trying to set this phoner up for a while so I have been really chasing a Saturday!

Mollie King: [laughs] I am sorry about that.

WCT: It means you are busy so I guess a good thing.

Mollie King: How are things over there?

WCT: Good. I am in Chicago. Where in the world are you?

Mollie King: I am in my hometown in Putney in London. It is nice to be home for a little bit. I want to come to Chicago. I've never been there so that just sounds great.

WCT: You have to. How has the experience of being on American television been for you?

Mollie King: Oh my gosh, it was amazing. It was something that we have always wanted to do. Just seeing the episodes air out there has given a great reaction. We have had tweets from American fans. It has been a dream come true to be honest.

WCT: Do people tell you that you remind them of Kylie Minogue?

Mollie King: Oh, I have never heard that one but I will definitely take it! I'm a huge fan. Thank you very much.

WCT: Okay, I will be the first.

Mollie King: I love that and I am going to tell everyone that now.

WCT: Oh good. Your love life was a subject on the show. Have you found love since?

Mollie King: No, not yet. It was so much fun just hanging out with the girls. They absolutely had a blast trying to set me up and everything. I was working a lot so there really wasn't any time to go on any dates. It was fun just to be living in LA and getting into the lifestyle. Frankie and I actually rented cars so we really felt like we were Americans living the life.

WCT: The scenes where you tried to fool people with an American accent were entertaining.

Mollie King: Oh gosh, I kept practicing and have been practicing since I have been back but apparently I am not getting any better. Hopefully practice makes perfect.

WCT: Did you ever hear anything from Bruno Mars?

Mollie King: No, I didn't. I am afraid not.

WCT: Is the latest single "Gentleman?"

Mollie King: Yes, that will be coming out in a few weeks time. It is so exciting, even just the plot of the video. The sound of the single is quite different for us. I look forward to people hearing that one.

WCT: The Saturdays have a big gay following and played at the clubs on the reality show.

Mollie King: Our gay fans are the best. They know every single lyric to our songs. There is a big club out here in London called G-A-Y and we taped there about two weeks ago and honestly the place just went mad. It was such a great gig. I think we did about half an hour up there. It was such a great crowd to play to.

WCT: There is a gay bar here in Chicago that I want you to play at.

Mollie King: We have to. What is it called?

WCT: Roscoe's. Your buddies The Wanted performed there in the past.

Mollie King: Amazing! Well, we definitely need to come there.

WCT: Chicago is heading into Gay Pride in June.

Mollie King: We need to come out there. When we do a show for our gay fan base we spend the most time putting together our outfits. You have no idea. Normally we spend about a week thinking about what we are going to wear. When it is the gay audience we know we have to look great so it is fun planning all of our outfits.

WCT: Just include a lot of glitter.

Mollie King: And sparkles as well!

WCT: Exactly. What has been the craziest thing a fan has asked of you?

MK; Somebody once asked me to marry them. I said, "Brilliant, I do I do!" That was quite funny. It was during a meet and greet before our show. I'm not sure if he thought I was serious but I walked back into the dressing room and told the girls that I am engaged!

WCT: I don't think you should have too much trouble in the love department. You are adorable.

Mollie King: Thank you so much.

WCT: You started with the British version of X Factor?

Mollie King: Yes, I did.

WCT: What do you think of the American version with Simon Cowell and Demi Lovato?

Mollie King: It is such an incredible show. It is huge over here and the States. I just love watching it. They always find incredible talent by doing it. You fall in love with the judges even if they are not your favorite. You always want to hear what they have to say. I always watch it when it's on over here.

WCT: What has been the hardest part about breaking into the United States?

Mollie King: I don't know. It has always been our dream to cross the moat. It is such a huge place and takes a lot of work. We need to come out there and visit all the states. It is something that we are still focused on. It has been a huge help with the show. It exposes us to a massive audience that we wouldn't have otherwise. They would have no idea of us still. We are very grateful for E! to putting us on the network. We just want to come out there and play shows now.

People know us as a band and on an individual basis but we want them to hear the music now. So we are definitely planning on coming over there and playing some shows.

WCT: So live shows for the rest of the year?

Mollie King: Yes. Chasing the Saturdays actually airs in Australia, New Zealand, and all over Europe in the next couple of weeks so we will be visiting those territories as well. We have always had the American dream so fingers crossed that we will be out there as much as we can this year.

WCT: Once again, Chicago would love to see you.

Mollie King: I am going to tell management right now to make that happen.

Chase your favorite Saturday at www.thesatursday.co.uk/. Look for a brand new single "30 Days" out on May 13.


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