Does becoming famous really change people? These 5 celebrities have all discussed how they feel about fame and how it impacts people’s lives and personalities too. Having gone through that big change themselves, these stars know what it’s like to find themselves in the spotlight and have spoken on if they feel they have changed or if they’ve noticed how other celebs have evolved too.
Jennifer says that some people do change and others remain the same: “I don’t know. I don’t know that it does. I’ve lived in LA a long time and I know a lot of really incredible, down-to-earth people. I think a few people are kind of more into the idea of fame or whatever, but they were like that when they were kids, I’m sure. You kind of go into it and you–I don’t know. I don’t see people changing in some huge way. You are who you are.”
Jen believes everything around her has changed: “Your entire world changes. Now it’s very easy for me because I’m isolated. I have a new normal now. I feel very stable, and normal, and happy, but it took a few years to get used to being looked at differently. It’s kind of an alienating feeling. You don’t feel different but everyone reacts to you differently. It was a few years of getting used to it. Then it was ‘OK, let’s get back to work’ and people react and can do whatever they want. That’s fine and it’s on them. I have a job. That’s how I think of it.”
Matt thinks he personally remained the same: “That’s the mind-f*ck and it takes a few years to even get your head around what’s happening… I remember my brother said: ‘How are you doing?’ And I was, like, ‘I’m the f*cking same, but everyone else is different.'”
Rita understood things differently as she gained fame: “I wonder what makes everyone so interested in me. It has made me really think about every move I make; it has made me more self-conscious. I always wanted the attention, but then when I started to get it, it made me second-guess everything.”
Rob initially couldn’t handle his fame but learnt to deal with it: “I had people sitting outside my house every single day, and it drove me crazy. I didn’t go into a supermarket for about six years. But now I can go in and chat to the guy who’s working there about his kids, or where he’s going on holiday, and not be thinking, ‘Is he gonna sell me out?’ I just don’t have to think about that stuff anymore.”
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