Katy Perry Recalls Grueling Makeup Process For ‘E.T.’ Video

Clip premieres on MTV tonight at 7:53 p.m., followed by a live 'MTV First' interview with Perry on MTV.com.

We’re just hours away from the premiere of Katy Perry’s highly anticipated “E.T.” video , featuring Kanye West, on MTV and MTV.com. From what we’ve seen so far — particularly with her complex makeup and costumes — this new clip is definitely Perry’s most over-the-top and highly stylized yet.

MTV News correspondent Sway recently sat down with the “Teenage Dream” singer to chat about the extensive makeup process involved in the clip.

“It was, like, five and six hours, each makeup look,” Perry said, admitting that it was a challenge for her to remain patient during the process.

“It was hard for me! It was really a patience thing for me on this video,” she said. “But, you know, it’s like when you’re doing a film. Sometimes you have to do prosthetics, and you have to get really old or turn into an animal or a monster — and that’s kind of what this process was.”

And after the five- to six-hour application process, how long did it take Perry to get out of her getup? “Like, 10 minutes,” she said, laughing.

The “E.T.” video will premiere online today at noon on MTV.com, VH1.com and LogoTV.com. Then, “MTV First: Katy Perry’s ‘E.T.’ ” will bow on air at 7:53 p.m. ET before tossing to an MTV.com live stream, featuring MTV News correspondent Sway’s exclusive chat with Perry, an interview with director Floria Sigismondi and reaction from Perry’s fans.

Don’t miss the premiere of Katy Perry’s “E.T.” video, featuring Kanye West, at 7:53 p.m. ET tonight on MTV, followed by our live “MTV First” interview with Katy Perry on MTV.com!