“With Teenage Dream, the record in whole, I knew I wanted to give so many different flavors, so many different ideas, and just make a different 'movie' for each song," MTV quoted Perry as saying. “It's interesting to see a lot of the commentary that goes along with growth. People are like, 'OK, I like her,' finally, or like, 'Damn, I hate to admit it, but we're on the Katy Perry train,' which is really exciting, and I feel like I worked really hard for that. I knew starting with 'I Kissed a Girl' that it might have taken a little bit longer to get everybody just onboard the Katy Perry train, I guess," she added.
“But now, I'm having so much fun and I get to be so creative and try different things and expand, and I never play it safe — in any way, really," she concluded.