Enrique Iglesias Q&A (con't.)
Posted: Friday July 20, 2007 1:20PM; Updated: Friday July 20, 2007 4:51PM
Iglesias: I used to windsurf like crazy. When I started singing, I stopped doing it, but I've gotten back into surfing. A few years ago I started to play golf but I have not played in two years. I started having sex (laughs).
SI: What's the connection?
Iglesias: You know when people ask if you play golf, you say, 'No, I still have sex' (laughs). Golf is not a sport you can do like tennis. You can't go play for one hour. You have to plan your day and life around it.
SI: What have you learned about athletes that you didn't know before you started dating one?
Iglesias: I respect athletes 1,000-times more now. In music you can start whenever, 18 or 19 years old. If you want to be an athlete, you have to start when you are 4 or 5. There is so much dedication, so many hours, mentally and physically. Sometimes your mind wants it so much but your body cannot handle it. Anna took to me the place where she was brought up in Russia and if you see the house she lived in, you can open up your arms and touch it wall to wall. Out of there, she played every single day for eight hours since she was 5 years old. For me, it's mind-boggling. To me, she is the most amazing person I have ever met.
SI: Have you been to a Super Bowl?
Iglesias: I sang at the 2001 Super Bowl, so that's when I went. I was a little disappointed. The real fans don't get to go to those games. It's more corporate and a lot of people who have the money purchase the tickets and the real fans don't get to go. It wasn't really pandemonium. It was more about going to the event.
SI: Why should I buy Insomniac?
Iglesias: Because it sucks (laughs). No, I worked on it for three years; 1,000-and-something days. I put so many hours into this album. I'm not saying it's my best album, but it's the album I worked the hardest. So much sweat. So many hours. It's nerve-wracking to make an album for six months but when you make it for three years, you are like, 'Oh, my God, if people don't like this one, I don't what the hell I am going to do.'
SI: You can trade places with any athlete for a day. Who are you?
Iglesias: It would have to be Ronaldinho. A year ago he was the best player in the world. He's so charismatic, and Brazilian people have that charm. He's almost like a kid.