Adele plans to get a degree in English literature once her residency is over

Adele did a fan event last week to celebrate the release of her music video for “I Drink Wine,” plus she was promoting her Las Vegas residency. Fans tend to ask Adele more interesting questions than professional interviewers, which is why we now know that Adele plans on going back to school once her residency is over. Adele famously got a recording contract just days after she graduated from the British equivalent of high school, and her first album, 19, was actually released when she was 19 years old. Apparently, Adele has regrets about not going to college/university:

Superstar singer Adele is planning to swap the stage for studies, she told fans at an intimate event in Los Angeles this week.

“I definitely think I use my passion for English lit in what I do. I really want to get a degree in English Literature. I wish I had gone to university, I wish I’d had that experience, but I will do it online with a tutor.”

Adele said she plans to take up a degree course in 2025 after completing a Las Vegas residency at the Colosseum at Caesars Palace, which begins in November. “After Vegas I want to get a degree in English Literature. If I hadn’t made it singing, I think I would be an English Lit teacher…. That’s my plan for 2025, just to get the qualification”.

[From BBC & WaPo]

I think she’ll probably go through with it? Adele goes through these phases where she doesn’t want to be a pop star at all and she just wants to stay home and be a mom, and I suspect being a student would fit in nicely with that kind of schedule.

During the same fan event, Adele also spoke about whether she’d really ever try to go for the “T” in EGOT. She currently has an EGO – an Emmy, Grammy and Oscar. She needs a Tony Award to complete the EGOT. The problem is that Adele isn’t a big fan of Broadway and there’s only one musical role she’d ever consider:

During a fan event in celebration of her latest music video for “I Drink Wine,” as reported by Broadway World, the current Emmy, Oscar, and Grammy Award winner opened up about the one musical role she thinks she might be able to swing — Rose in Gypsy.

“I can’t lie guys, I’m not a massive Broadway fan,” Adele said. “I know, I know. I’m talking about musicals though because I’ve been seeing a couple of plays but I don’t think I’ve seen enough.”

But, when it comes to Gypsy, Adele saw a production of the Arthur Laurents musical, and the number “Rose’s Turn” particularly stood out to her. “I did love the role of the mum in it. She has a song when she was like, ‘I wanted to do all of this’ and she’s jealous of her own daughter and she’s really caught up about it,” she said. “At one bit, she was just a bitch in it, which I could nail.”

“I don’t think I’ve seen enough [Broadway] as a grown-up to know if I would want to do it. I was wondering, ‘Do I just move the show from Vegas to Broadway and win the Tony?’ I actually prefer the sound of an EGO than an EGOT,” Adele shared at the event. “EGO is fun. But never say never. If I move to New York, I get bored, I’ll be on that stage in a hot second.”

[From People]

Someone should tell her that she could win a Tony simply for writing (or even co-writing) a musical and she wouldn’t even have to step on stage. If she ever does win a Tony, I suspect it will be as a writer/lyricist. That being said, I think she would nail the role of Rose in Gypsy too. That’s such a great role, the stage mother to end all stage mothers. Rosalind Russell played Rose in the 1962 film version and she’s amazing in it. It calls for someone with a brassy voice too.

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  1. MangoAngelesque says:

    How cocky. “Should I just do this concert on Broadway and win a Tony? Because clearly it takes nothing to win those, *especially* for me.” 🙄

    Hate to break it yo her, but canceling shows last second and bailing on productions wouldn’t fly on Broadway.

  2. lionfire says:

    I lost any kind of serious interes after the residency fiasco. She came off as extremely unproffesional and completely oblivious to all the complications and money loss she caused to those who bought those tickets. Just no.

  3. jferber says:

    As an English major in college, I highly recommend she do this.