"I wasn't happy, and I don't think [the record company] was particularly happy.
I wasn't interested in going into the studio and singing about shoes and boys and, you know, dealing with whatever hot producer-of-the-week they wanted to have me work with. People see me as a sweet person and I'd much rather people say that of me than anything else. But it has its limitations.
I'd rather people say, 'Wow, she's an actress and musician' than 'Oh, she does all those cute movies.' I need to challenge myself so people will say, 'Wow, I didn't expect that. Cool."
- Mandy Moore, to the New York Post, on why she left pop music.
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