Lorde Of The Rings? Singer Admits ‘I Look Like Gollum When I Perform’

'Royals' star fields questions, reveals tour plans in Reddit AMA.

Lorde may have wrapped up a pretty remarkable 2013 by heading back to New Zealand, but she still found time to knock out a quick Reddit AMA session on Sunday.

In the chat, the 17-year-old sensation revealed (surprise, surprise) that she’s currently lining up a run of U.S. festival dates next year and has big plans for upping her merch game — you can expect “embroidery” — but she also took a moment to reflect on her breakout year, and what she’s learned about the music industry on her ride to the top of the charts .

“I feel like I learned early on how things worked, and that gave me a good understanding of what could be f—ed with/which rules were dumb and shouldn’t have to be followed,” she wrote. “Plus, I can sit down with basically the most intimidating people in the industry and not flinch. And maybe even make them flinch … or cry. Heh.”

Lorde also took a moment to discuss her favorite films (“Fight Club” and “Willy Wonka & the Chocolate Factory” — “1971 version,” she clarified), and big up Nicki Minaj for her stance on feminism — linking to her famous pickle juice speech. And then, she weighed in on one of the year’s most pressing topics: the similarities she shares onstage with a certain “Lord of the Rings” antagonist: Gollum.

“I know when I’m onstage, I don’t think about how it looks, I just concentrate on really feeling what I hear,” she wrote. “But I totally know I look like Gollum when I perform, so it’s cool.”

Lorde’s 2014 tour dates, North American leg:

» 3/3 — Austin, TX @ Austin Music Hall

» 3/4 — Dallas, TX @ Southside Ballroom

» 3/5 — Houston, TX @ Bayou

» 3/7 — Washington, DC @ Echostage

» 3/8 — Philadelphia, PA @ Tower Theatre

» 3/11,12 — New York, NY @ Roseland Ballroom

» 3/14 — Boston, MA @ Oprheum

» 3/15 — Toronto, ON @ Sound Academy

» 3/16 — Detroit, MI @ Filmore

» 3/18 — Chicago, IL @ Aragon

» 3/20 — St. Louis, MO @ Peabody Opera House

» 3/21 — Kansas City, MO @ Arvest Bank Theatre

» 3/22 — Denver, CO @ Filmore Auditorium

» 3/24 — Seattle, WA @ WAMU Theater

» 3/25 — Oakland, CA @ Fox Theater