Beyonce is a fairly private person, but on Tuesday, she opened up about her reasons for letting the world in via her new HBO documentary, “Beyonce: Life Is But A Dream.”

“Mystique is very important… It doesn’t matter if you’re a celebrity — just as a woman — I think it’s important. But, at the same time, I felt like it was time for me to share my story because I’ve been through so much and I have so much to celebrate, so much to share,” Beyonce told Access Hollywood’s Michelle Beadle on the red carpet at the film’s premiere in New York City on Tuesday night. “And, I’ve always directed these little movies and now I have directed a film for HBO and I’m so proud.”

Beyonce admitted she was “nervous” to see the film at the screening, a project she had only ever seen with Jay-Z and her mother, Tina Knowles.

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Tune in February 16th at 9pm on HBO.