Gwen Stefani Says She Was 'Playing A Character' With Solo Career

Gwen Stefani admits she was not representing her true self during the years of her solo career. During a recent interview with Spin, the No Doubt singer says that those years of her career were like playing a character in a movie:

"I did the solo thing, but I felt like I was trying to play a character in a way, this Alice in Wonderland pretend version of myself. But this, being in No Doubt, is really who I am," she explained.

For Gwen, the magical elements of friendship were missing without her band:

"Time kind of stops when you're in a band. It's this suspended childhood, and it's really awesome, that part of it. But then when you have a family of your own, it forces you to go into the adult world a little bit more."

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