“It’s one of those magical performances you can’t recreate,” Beyonce tells CBS in her first TV interview in recent memory. “I wanted it to be something iconic and something that people would never forget.”
The 34-year-old will join Coldplay during the band’s Feb. 7 Super Bowl halftime show at Levi’s Stadium in Santa Clara, Calif. Beyonce and Coldplay recently collaborated on the band’s new album, A Head Full of Dreams.
CBS aired an 11-minute segment Saturday featuring several interviews and behind-the-scene footage of rehearsals leading up to Beyonce’s dazzling performance, which a long-awaited Destiny’s Child reunion.
“Working with Beyonce is interesting. She can be a very benevolent dictator, she can also be a wonderful collaborator,” says Hamish Hamilton, who directed the Super Bowl XLVII halftime show. “Through the process you meet both sides. She has such ambition to be perfect, to be the best that you just get swept up along in that.”
During her performance at the Mercedes-Benz Superdome, Beyonce delivered such hits as “Crazy in Love,” “Single Ladies” and the power ballad “Halo,” while Destiny’s Child ran through “Bootylicious” and “Independent Women.”
“It’s always important for me to be a strong woman,” Beyonce says. “There haven’t been that many women that have done Super Bowl halftime shows — I had to hold it down for the ladies.”
The CBS clip also included interviews with Super Bowl XLVII halftime show team members Bruce Rodgers (production designer) and LeRoy Bennett (creative consultant).