Billie Eilish: Same Interview, One Year Apart | Vanity Fair

On October 18th, 2017, after a busy day of promotional interviews in New York City, Billie Eilish met with Vanity Fair to discuss the 15-year-old’s breakthrough success. On October 18th, 2018, after a long day of pre-tour rehearsals, Billie spoke with VF again to answer the exact same questions and look back at a time capsule of her answers from last year. Her Instagram follower count grew from 257K to 6.3 million. She went from playing crowds of 500 fans to playing arenas for more than 40,000. See how Billie’s life changed over the last year. Listen to a recomposition of Billie's "Ocean Eyes" here: Still haven’t subscribed to Vanity Fair on YouTube? ►► ABOUT VANITY FAIR Arts and entertainment, business and media, politics, and world affairs—Vanity Fair’s features and exclusive videos capture the people, places, and ideas that define modern culture. Billie Eilish: Same Interview, One Year Apart | Vanity Fair

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Space Foox
Space Foox:
Billie eilish is the most happiest depressed person I’ve ever seen
Edit: Jesus crist people I did not need 12k likes
Mohit Gupta
Mohit Gupta:
Who's watching this after the Third Year version is teased?
Tom HollandTM
Tom HollandTM:
When her younger self told her “don’t be sad anymore, its a waste of time.” She looked so sad after a second.
Eyelash ;
Eyelash ;:
*2016: 60k followers*
*2017: 200k followers*
*2018: 6M followers*
*2019: 42M followers; she* *deserve all of this:)*
Faithy Paws
Faithy Paws:
“What’s your favourite color?”
“I like bright green.”
“Uhm.. black.”
Dilly Pickle
Dilly Pickle:
When someone famous looks depressed everyone cares. When your own classmate seems depressed everyone avoids.
Katie Stansfield
Katie Stansfield:
she has a ring on each finger except her ring finger that's so pure
Louise Billie
Louise Billie:
They better keep making these for at least 10 more years
Anaele Lecamus
Anaele Lecamus:
“Omg i would explode if i met him!!”
“- I met him. »

Just means that dreams are here to be real
trapped billie eilish
trapped billie eilish:
2017 billie: green
2018 billie: black
2019 billie: and now we’re gonna miX
William Lion
William Lion:
The real...and sad part is, she looks healthier and happier before fame.
I’M STilL a pIEcE Of GarBAgE
I’M STilL a pIEcE Of GarBAgE:
It hit me SO hard when she said “I like black it’s been pretty dark lately so I just wanted to be dark with it.”
*Once you rapmon you cant rapoff
*Once you rapmon you cant rapoff:
Now shes the youngest person to be nominated for a grammy
Lorena L
Lorena L:
She had 6 million followers and now she’s got over 40 million
Just_ Feknzz
Just_ Feknzz:
Who is here after The Third Year “Trailer”

Yikes thanks for the likes, never had this much before
Billie ellish at 17: famous artist
me at 17: try to close the refrigerator slowly to see if the lightbulb turn off

oh chit I never get that likes never
Cesar Peralta
Cesar Peralta:
2019 is almost over and i’m still crying with this
Lina Malki
Lina Malki:
2017: cute billie
2018: bad girl billie
2019: just happy billie❤️
Assa Darlingtoni
Assa Darlingtoni:
"It has ruined so many things, that could've been amazing, cause i was sad..."
I felt that :(
Lucy Carolan
Lucy Carolan:
I can't wait to hear her laugh, see her smile and rant about how much happier she is. Talking about how she's improved, and she's gotten even more famous. What she's done since then, what advice she's got for herself. I just can't wait. She's so adorable. Its gonna be adorable seeing her comb her hand through her hair before bursting in a fit of giggles about what she said
It just makes me so happy
Maars Jam
Maars Jam:
Billie at 16*: famous
Me at 16: sitting in the car looking at the window and seeing which raindrop would win in the race
Koreanwannab !
Koreanwannab !:
why does she look so depressed compared to the last interview
Nathan Archie
Nathan Archie:
Billie Eilish at 17: a rich famous singer
Me at 17: closing the refrigerator slowly so I can see the light turn off
2017: Hello, I’m Billie!
2018: Hi, Im Billie
2019: yo its billie
2020: im billie
2021: billie
Jesika Kubeserian
Jesika Kubeserian:
who’s watching before the third one comes out?!
Alex Muntean
Alex Muntean:
I just hope she doesn't fall prey to drugs and heavy drinking. She's amazing.
Bad Guy
Bad Guy:
Me: I'm starting to feel happy again

My depression: 1:24
Yalls average shawmilizer Aye
Yalls average shawmilizer Aye:
2017: I like green
2018: I like black
2019: I like green and black
yeetus mings
yeetus mings:
biggest thing that happened:
2019: getting nominated for 6 grammys
Isabelly Cizerza
Isabelly Cizerza:
the fact that her album wasn’t even out when this was made blows my mind
2017: I like green
2018: I like black
2019: *_It's rewind time_*
S. McQueen
S. McQueen:
I just realized the background music is Ocean Eyes.
Esraa Khalifa
Esraa Khalifa:
I feel like this year's interview is gonna show us how much Billie changed for the best i feel like now she is a happier person
Jahnavi Jeelugula
Jahnavi Jeelugula:
Who's here after watching the third version of this?

I'm so glad that she's been happier and more mature than the last year.
*she looks happier last year*
Sumaya Said
Sumaya Said:
Who’s watching this after watching the third version?
george lobin
george lobin:
How many followers on instagram 2019? 41 mill

Ight, imma head out
Psychic Destruction
Psychic Destruction:
Billie may dress like really chainy if that’s a word, but on the inside she’s such a softy 🥺🥺🥺
Clean Videos
Clean Videos:
the amount of times i have watched this has to be unhealthy
ass eater
ass eater:
She looks like she's holding back a whole breakdown
Imagine being so bored so you scroll down to my comment.
Shelby Haskett
Shelby Haskett:

2018:6.3 million

2019:42.2 million

I cant even
James Bond
James Bond:
Who’s here after seeing the trailer for the third year?
Wes 49
Wes 49:
I love how she can be so mature and still act like a big kid
Baby K
Baby K:
Billie 2017:im recognized in public once a week....
Billie 2019: ur kidding me
I need the timestamp when she talks about X.
Crissy MSP
Crissy MSP:
2017 Billie: so happy and CUTE
2018 Billie: depressed and sad
Who’s here after they teased the new interview coming next week?
More fame more stress.... she looks far healthier and happier in 2017 despite not having everything she has now. Hope shes ok!
Alicia Anonymous
Alicia Anonymous:
I'm gonna cry, before we know it, we'll be looking at this as fifty year olds saying, "why did we have to be so depressed back then? We had so much to be happy about"
vivian pham
vivian pham:
Billie 2017: “i would EXPLODE if i met him.”
Billie 2018: “i met him.” **smiles**

Billie is so wholesome! 🥺😭
Rain Wang
Rain Wang:
Its so cute how shes seeing how she was so proud of some milestones that seem small now uwu
Theo B
Theo B:
13 year old girls listening to her music: I have depression
She is jealous of her old self, because she used to be so much happier that time.. Happens to most of us..
strxnqer _
strxnqer _:
Billie 2019: **has 42.1 million followers on Instagram.**
Rehmaan Khan The Boss
Rehmaan Khan The Boss:
Who is here after watching the Third Year version of Billie Eilish?
Watching this after the 2019 version and I just wanna hug her and tell her she gets through it all ok lol
Chase Adams
Chase Adams:
She is the definition of the best influential person who deserves fame. She supports the earth and a healthier environment, supports body image and encourages women and stands up for what she believes in, no matter what 🥺🥺💕
Sabina Skopje
Sabina Skopje:
So sad..
The industry is destroying her
Slovakia Man
Slovakia Man:
When they are asking her about the saddest moment she said that her friend died in June, XXXTentacion died also in June, she even created a song for him and in one moment she was really close to him, she could be maybe talking about him ...
Fulltime Believer
Fulltime Believer:
“For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world, and loses his own soul?”
‭‭Mark‬ ‭8:36‬ ‭
Lps Angel
Lps Angel:
3:35 ITS SO CUTE WHEN SHE SAYS “i met him”
Billie Eilish be like: my name is Billie Eillish
Billie Eilish be like: my name is Billie Eillish
Zoelle Rose
Zoelle Rose:
she looked more healthier and stressfree last year
Denisse Villanueva
Denisse Villanueva:
5 WORDS: WHERE IS OUR 2019 VERSION??? 😭😭😭💔💔💔
8:25 E como um brasileiro eu respondo: Nós também te queremos aqui <3
Emma Staub
Emma Staub:
*Good Advice: Don’t post your feelings. I don’t think she has yet at least that I know*
Jo Je
Jo Je:
She changes a lot in a year, seems like she needs to take a little break and figure herself out though, like beiber did.
Lily Dell
Lily Dell:
She looks so sad compared to her old video. Honestly watching this video made me scared for her because she looks really depressed. :((
Maybelle Masone
Maybelle Masone:
anybody here after the vanity affair teaser for the next interview
aaliyah o
aaliyah o:
anyone here after they announce the third part?
james smith
james smith:
Remember this coming out and that was a year a go, mad how time flies
they say me hay
they say me hay:
Why isn't the 2019 version uploaded it is a year and a week ago😥
Kristeen Safadi
Kristeen Safadi:
only a year apart and its like watching two different people...
Hannah Naing
Hannah Naing:
Alayna Wyler
Alayna Wyler:
Seeing this after the 2019 announcement and Tyler the Creator introducing her performance in the AMAs
Stay strong Billie. Your a young lady still growing but loved by millions. You are making changes that need to be and speaking for a generation that doesn't know what they are speaking for or about. In about a week we see the growth in year 3. Your strong, wise, artistic, intelligent, aware and those traits will grow stronger along with your voice and you will make/bring bigger/better/necessary changes/awareness, become more/grow in all of areas listed above. Keep on keepin' on....being you. Keep your voice heard. ♥️💯
Slayerist ツ
Slayerist ツ:
The saddest thing she said was it was xxxtentacion’s death in June
Pelin Alb.
Pelin Alb.:
OLD Billie: "I like bright green"
Billie Now:"I like black. It's been pretty dark lately.... I mean the world"

Bailey Makena
Bailey Makena:
why is nobody talking about how she has the courage to swear in front of adults as a 16 year old
Isabella Buttery
Isabella Buttery:
Landen Matthews
Landen Matthews:
Billie is actually the happiest person on the outside but on the inside she's depressed and its sad
Queen Solange
Queen Solange:
Am I the only one who watched this 350 times

No just me ok.
Ana Marie
Ana Marie:
"Don't be so sad, it's such a waste of time." That obviously hit her hard.
Naydelin A
Naydelin A:
“i would explode if i met him”
“i met him”
I started tearing up
Milk Queen ;3
Milk Queen ;3:
Her with her mum makes me scream
10:27 it was so cute when she high fives herself 😂
Marcello Audino
Marcello Audino:
Who’s watching this after the third one came out where she seems happier?
Fame is not easy to handle
Ost Er ekkelt
Ost Er ekkelt:
Who has seen the third version??
Samantha Solis
Samantha Solis:
The dog- Rudog
The dog- Rudog:
And she’s really a he....
Wierd Little Freak
Wierd Little Freak:
It was so true when she said "you can never please someone"
This was recommended, dont know who she is. All i noticed was someone with more followers and a fading smile
ami hoilam
ami hoilam:
Who else excited for the 2019th version of billie ...... ♡♡
1 like = a break for billie
Modernity Has Failed Us.
Modernity Has Failed Us.:
The time when her mom hugs her in the second year... man, she looks broken af...
Nathan Sfendji
Nathan Sfendji:
Chau H.
Chau H.:
Do you feel pressure?
2017: Nah
2018: Yes
i know she was trying to hold back tears):