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Natalie Imbruglia is not what you think she is.

She is not a pixie whose naivete finds her marveling at the rewards of her talent. She knows her way around the minefield of fame, and she is not worried about life after "Torn." Her stint on a globally viewed Australian soap opera taught her that people will sniff around the private lives of public figures, and that such invasions are best left ignored.

That's not to say that she has been hardened by being a celebrity. Despite her early acting success, she never considered a move to music to be a sure shot at chart success. Now that "Torn" and its follow up, "Wishing I Was There," have afforded her that success, she is genuinely and pleasantly surprised.

You don't know these things until you talk to Natalie Imbruglia, which is what we did recently. During a conversation with MTV News' Robert Mancini, Imbruglia discussed life in front of the camera, at the mic, and under the microscope. She also addressed her taste of the London nightlife, the website shrines built in her honor, and why she doesn't do commercials.

So here, in our MTV News Online Feature of the Week, we're offering that conversation, as well as plenty of QuickTime video clips of Natalie from that interview as well as her videos.

Enjoy.

Interview

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