Sia Furler, better known simply by her stage name Sia, is riding the wave of her new album This Is Acting. In a recent interview she was asked about the cryptic song from her hit album 1000 Forms of Fear. The song “Cellophane” has been a subject of conjecture since the albums release in 2014.
“I wrote the song about Kathy Bates’ character Evelyn from the movie Fried Green Tomatoes.” Sia confessed to reporters. “I always thought of her character as every woman. Evelyn was left empty after a lifetime of living for her family. In a last ditch effort to woo her husband she dressed herself in cellophane. It wasn’t until after this she regained her power. The song is about that longing that can lead to growth.”
The internet has buzzed with the information. Views of Fried Green Tomatoes on online subscription sites has soared in the advent of the news. In a recent tweet, Sia told younger fans, “Watch movies from before you were born. Learn where your culture came from.”
Fried Green Tomatoes was released in 1991 and stars Kathy Bates (Misery, American Horror Story), Jessica Tandy (Driving Miss Daisy, Batteries Not Included), Mary Stuart Masterson (Benny & Joon, Some Kind of Wonderful) and Mary-Louise Parker (Weeds, Angels in America).