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Chenoweth: I’ve been hurt

Kristin Chenoweth prefers living in New York to Los Angeles.

The singer and actress has a successful career both on stage and screen and rose to even greater prominence after originating the role of Glinda in the hit musical, Wicked. But with a new album and DVD entitled Coming Home out this month, Kristin hopes it will help fans get to know her even better.

“I wanted to represent what people expect of me but also what people don’t know about me,” she told USA Today. “I love Glinda and I’m so thankful for that show but there’s so much more to me than her.”

The 46-year-old reportedly split from boyfriend Dana Brunetti earlier this month. And Kristin hinted in her interview that her experiences have influenced her latest album.

“I’m a woman, I’m in my 40s, I’ve been hurt, I’ve done the hurting, I’ve grown,” she admitted. “I wanted people to know when they listen to the album or watch the DVD to have a better sense of who I am.”

Coming Home is the star’s first live album. It was recorded in her hometown of Broken Arrow, Oklahoma, at the local performing arts centre's Kristin Chenoweth Theatre, which was named after her two years ago. But while she loves the town she grew up in, the performer admitted there’s another city that has a special place in her heart.

“New York City for me has it all. Not everybody is in showbusiness, not everyone wants to be a star. You have libraries, and museums, you have ballet, you have opera. You have such culture,” she explained. “I love LA, I also live there, but pretty much your waiter wants to be in movies, your driver has a script he’s written. But New York is just a different vibe. That I really love, I feel I fit in, I feel it, it’s where I belong, I won’t leave New York, I’ll die here, it’s my place.”

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