Katy Perry on why she included Russell Brand divorce in 'Part of Me'

katy-perry-jay-leno-june.jpg Katy Perry probably could've kept her 3D concert film "Part of Me" strictly business -- singing, dancing, and signing autographs for adoring fans. Instead, Perry agreed to include some of the more painful moments of the months preceding her split from husband Russell Brand.

In the film, we see Perry poring over her schedule, asking, "Where are my relationship days?" when she realizes that she's been booked to be away from Brand for 18 days in a row. There's another scene where a member of her team worries that she's running herself ragged by flying out to see Brand during any available free time.

''I think if you were to see the movie and it was completely avoided, you'd think, 'Hmm that's strange, I know something else happened in her life last year,'" she told Jay Leno when he asked about her decision. "So I wanted to handle it delicately with the most integrity I could and show, 'Yeah I'm going through the same situation that half of America goes through and somehow I landed on my feet, so you don't have to lay down and die like you think.'"

That's not to say she totally loves re-watching the painful moments on the big screen. "It wasn't always exciting to watch those unflattering scenes where I'm crying and having an intense moment but I think people will relate to me more seeing me at my lowest point and now at my highest point."
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