David Furnish let slip in a recent interview that he and Elton are lining up Lady Gaga to play an essential role in the life of their two-month-old son, who was born on Christmas Day via a surrogate mother.
When asked about rumours they would choose the young singer to be Zachary’s godmother by Canadian Web site macleans.ca, he replied: ”We haven’t publicly confirmed that yet but your sources are very good!
”I prefer not to comment on it because we are going to make a statement about godparents later on.”
David praised Gaga for her latest track, Born This Way, about social inclusion.
He said: ”She’s all about inclusiveness and tolerance. She believes that you can be whoever you want to be and that we don’t have to live in a world of conformity and that we can all benefit from individuality.
”That’s the best message in the world. The freedom to be who you are, do what you want and love who you want to love.”
Furnish also noted that there’s a common thread running through projects like Women Talking Dirty, Billy Elliot and Gnomeo & Juliet. He thinks they promote inclusiveness, and stated: ”When Elton and I work on things, we want to invest our time, creativity and energy in things that hopefully bring the world closer together, not further apart. If you look at Gnomeo & Juliet, the movies message essentially says it doesnt matter if youre a ‘red’ or a ‘blue,’ at the end of the day, parents should love their children and want whats best for them. Elton and I try not to be judgmental people. We are not advocates in the placard-carrying way, we just try to live our life by example.”
Asked if Gnomeo & Juliet‘s anti-war message is something kids should learn about at an early age, David responded: ‘ I do. We live in a confused world at the moment. Its a world that seems to be less about tolerance and less about togetherness. People seem to be more and more divided. There is such debate over civil rights for all couples and laws surrounding people just wanting to have marriage or some form of civil union to ratify their relationship. Many seem to be tarring a lot of Muslims with the same brush. Whats happening in terms of terrorism has been such a tiny sect of extreme people within a religion. I think people get fearful of things they dont know or understand. Out of ignorance and fear comes judgment and division.”
David also mentioned his 1997 documentary about his partner, Tantrums & Tiaras. Although fans have requested a sequel, he is doubtful.
”I had a whole layer of objectivity then that I dont know if I can bring to our world anymore. There has been such evolution and growth in both of us since that was made. I dont think it will be entertaining anymore because Elton is much more settled, happier and more centred. Having Zack has been another step in our evolution and a grounding influence for both of us.”