Beyoncé dazzled on the red carpet in a stunning, embellished gown at the New York premiere of Life Is But A Dream, her emotional and revealing documentary, airing on HBO Saturday, February 16.
Speaking to Access Hollywood, Queen Bey said it was time for her to put her “mystique” aside and give the world a peek inside her personal life. “Mystique is very important… It doesn’t matter if you’re a celebrity — just as a woman — I think it’s important,” she said. “But, at the same time, I felt like it was time for me to share my story because I’ve been through so much and I have so much to celebrate, so much to share.”
Sharing so much in the film, which she directed herself, was a “freeing” experience, B said. “There is something really powerful and liberating and freeing. I feel free…I feel like I’ve been able to heal from a lot of things because of this film and editing this film. And I’ve learned so much about myself, having to watch hours of footage of my life and my mistakes and things I did right and it just really has been an incredible learning experience.”
Joining B at the Life Is But A Dream premiere was Oprah Winfrey, who sat down with B earlier in the day for an intimate interview for Next Chapter, which will also air on OWN on Saturday night.
See photos from the premiere and of B with O below: