Did you ever get a chance to meet Courtney?
"I actually have never met the band. Courtney was supposed to come by the shoot that day, but her girlfriend had a baby and even though she and I have friends in common, we still have not crossed paths, which I kind of love. The alter-ego that is still somewhere out there…"
Did people recognise you on the street?
"Yes and no. Some real fans did and of course friends of mine, when you mention it people see it. I am pretty casual in person, so that is probably an alter-ego of mine as well."
You recreated the cover shot for the album's 20th anniversary. What inspired that, and what went into doing that?
"I was on a shoot in Montreal and the make-up artist Nicolas Blanchett was inspired to recreate the cover. He made the crown throughout the day and they bought the flowers and right before I ran out to catch my flight, we set it up and Chris Nicholls shot it. It was so simple and quick… they posted it and until I came back to work with them a couple months later, I had not realised it had gone viral. It was pretty cool to see that happen."