Finally we get to see the beautiful Blue Ivy! Beyonce’s Life Is But A Dream documentary aired on HBO last night (Feb. 16). Beyonce was on Oprah’s Next Chapter at 8:oopm and at 9:00pm the documentary about her life that she directed and executive produced, Life Is But A Dream, aired on HBO. See Below.
The film sheds light on her childhood in Houston, with home movies revealing the close bond she built with her family and charts the challenges Beyoncé felt when she decided to manage her career and build her own company, Parkwood Entertainment. The film also captures the intense physical and emotional demands she goes through in the studio, preparing for live performances, running a business and her family life including her return to the spotlight after the birth of her daughter, Blue Ivy Carter, in January 2012.
Excerpts from the documentary:
On if she got her relationship with her dad back
No. It was hard. I had to sacrifice my relationship with my dad. It was a stressful, sad difficult time. But I had to let go.
On Blue Ivy’s name
We passed by a beautiful blue tree [overseas]. I think it’s blue ivy. That would be quite appropriate.
On feeling Blue kick for the first time
I felt the baby kick for the first time. It kicked 5 times! I’ve been waiting for that moment. Hopefully it’ll do it again so Jay can feel it.
On bringing Daniel Sr. (Julez’s dad) to Paris with them last year
This is the time when your memories really stick with you for the rest of your life. I wanted to give Julez the memory with his dad. I know how important that is.
On hiding her pregnancy
There’s no words that can express having a baby growing inside of you. But you have to make sure everything is ok. So I had to hide the best thing in my life. I was scared to make plans, but I went to the doctor who said ‘Listen, you have to let it go. You’re healthy and if this baby is supposed to be here, the baby is going to be here. Go do everything you’ve been doing and everything will be fine.’
On connecting with Jay
We connected on a spiritual level. It’s just a coincidence that he’s also an artist. Hes taught me so much about being an artist. I, like a lot of women, give up so much. But he doesn’t….Having this baby made me love him more than I ever thought was possible. It’s every woman’s dream to feel this way about someone.
On giving birth
I felt like God was giving me the chance to assist in a miracle. There’s something so relieving about life taking over you like that. You’re playing a part in a much bigger show. And that’s what life is….the greatest show on earth. My baby was born out of a conflict in my life. And that conflict had to be settled.
Baby BLUE is adorable! Glad to get to see this side of Beyonce!