Beyonce says that HBO's new documentary, “Beyonce: Life Is But a Dream,” was the outgrowth of her sense that despite more than a dozen years in the public spotlight, first with the group Destiny’s Child then as a breakout solo performer who has become one of the pop music world’s biggest stars, “people didn’t know who I was.”
The film, which premieres Saturday on the cable channel, examines the artist's life and touches on several topics that she hasn’t discussed previously in public, which the singer said she found to be cathartic.
"This movie has really been my therapy,” the 31-year-old singer said at the film’s New York premiere screening Tuesday night. “I've healed from so many wounds... and hopefully I can inspire other people.”
That sentiment extends to Blue Ivy, the daughter born last year to Beyonce and hubby Jay-Z.
“I'm hoping that ... it can comfort her and inspire her in her life when she needs it,” she told the Associated Press.