Leona Lewis would be "fine" if her celebrity status disappeared tomorrow.
The 'Bleeding Love' hitmaker shot to fame after winning the third series of 'The X Factor' in 2006 with the help of her mentor, Simon Cowell, but she admitted she wouldn't be too worried if she wasn't perceived as a star anymore.
Speaking to Radar Magazine, she said: "Simon has always told me to trust my instincts and so that's what I've always done.
"I'd love to sing for the rest of my life, but if my celebrity status disappears tomorrow then I'll be completely fine with that, I really will."
The 28-year-old beauty is known for her powerful ballads, despite being more of an opera singer when she was younger, and she is hoping Simon will take her "more seriously" as a classical performer since she tasted success in the music industry.
She said: "Well I did train in opera initially. I didn't actually switch to contemporary until I was in my teens. I wanted to be a classical singer originally.
"I told him [Simon] I'd love to make an opera album, and he was like, 'Yes, you should, at some point, blah blah blah, whatever.'
"I don't think he took it seriously. Perhaps he will now." Leona Lewis is interviewed in this week's Radar Magazine, available on November 23 free with The Independent - www.independent.co.uk/topic/RadarMagazine.