Beasto Blanco frontwoman Calico Cooper says father Alice Cooper taught her 'you can't buy your own hype'
'As long as you're not phoning it, they'll go with you anywhere,' she told MEAWW
Following in the footsteps of a legend like Alice Cooper might seem like one of the most daunting tasks in the world, but for Calico Cooper, it was never a matter of following anyone. At just 18, she was hired by her father to choreograph shows for his 'Brutal Planet' world tour.
Now, after eleven world tours, eight full stage shows, and playing characters like 'Nurse Rosetta' and 'Cold Ethyl' alongside her father, as well as being the frontwoman for the band 'Beasto Blanco', an actress, writer and director, Calico Cooper is not just the daughter of a rock star, but an artist in her own right with a huge fan following in the horror industry.
Beasto Blanco also recently concluded a two-month tour with fellow rock band Halestorm and will soon be joining Megadeth at their 'Megacruise' shows, and Cooper took some time amid the 'controlled chaos' of her life to chat with MEA WorldWide (MEAWW) about what it's like to wear all the hats she does.
Despite her lineage and everything she has already accomplished, including being one of the few frontwomen of a rock band, Cooper remains extremely humble about who she is.
Speaking about how she sells all the characters she plays, including a machine girl complete with a cybernetic arm, Cooper says "...something else my dad taught me is that you can't buy your own hype."
She also says that being on stage means being authentic. "That's the nucleus of it — what can I get away with, and people want to be there, they want to be a part of it so as long as you're not phoning it in they'll go with you, they'll go with you anywhere."
But there is a line between playing a character authentically and becoming the character full-time.
Cooper says, "that character is a part of you or else it's not authentic, but you got to go to the grocery store man! You know you gotta wake up and have a hangover... you can't just be that person all the time or I think it literally just chips away at your brain, because you've played so many different characters as well."