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Amy Winehouse ponders fame in trailer for new documentary

Amy Winehouse ponders fame in trailer for new documentary
Watch the trailer for 'Amy,' an upcoming documentary about Amy Winehouse. (By Mikael Wood)

"I'm not a girl trying to be a star."

That's how Amy Winehouse describes herself in the trailer for "Amy," a new documentary about the English singer due for release this summer.

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Yet a star, of course, is precisely what Winehouse became -- one of the biggest of the 2000s, with a confessional retro-soul sound that won her five Grammy Awards in 2008.

Three years later, she was dead of alcohol poisoning at the age of 27.

In the trailer for "Amy," which was directed by Asif Kapadia, Winehouse discusses the impetus to make music as well as her feelings on celebrity in excerpts from interviews and what appear to be home movies of the singer.

Asked how big she thinks she'll become, Winehouse says, "I don't think I'm gonna be at all famous. I don't think I could handle it. I would probably go mad."

Twitter: @mikaelwood

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