Finding the whole experience of being famous a bit strange, these 5 celebrities have all commented that they think being a star is a very strange sensation that they don’t fully comprehend. Some feel as though they live a sheltered life because of their stardom, while others were shocked by how their lives changed so much when they shot to fame. Others feel conflicted emotions because they aren’t sure if they deserve all of the attention they get over everyone else.
Adam finds the experience intense: ”This has been very intense. I wasn’t really expecting it. I was very used to what had been happening with me and the band for many years, so it takes some adjustments and I’m getting used to it. Things like being surrounded by people asking questions like this are a little bit new for me. But it doesn’t really bother me very much and I stay relatively private most of the time so it’s all good.”
Chris equates fame to living in a bubble: ”Hollywood is like living in a weird bubble. A bunch of people take care of you and get you stuff, and you’re the center of that little microcosmic world. You start believing that it is real and … you deserve it. There was nothing romantic about the industry. I grew up in a family where sometimes work was good, sometimes great, and sometimes there was no work.”
Ethan says he battles many emotions because of fame:”You know in your heart of hearts that you’re special only like every human being is special, so you don’t know why you’re getting all this attention and you feel guilty about it. What you feel guilty about is the feeling that some part of you thinks you deserve it ‘cos it feels good. And it’s a weird snake that’s eating it’s own tail.”
Kevin finds the whole concept odd: ”Fame is very, very bizarre. If you just got it all of a sudden, out of nowhere, you would be like: ‘This is very weird. Then you kind of get used to it and think: ‘This is what my life is.”
Tom believes it’s weird: ”I never expected it. Fame is weird and amorphous and unpredictable. All acting is for an audience. It’s just that my audience now is … quite large. At the end of the shooting ‘Thor’ Kenneth Branagh took Chris Hemsworth and myself aside and said, ‘In 12 months, boys, prepare yourselves!’ We were both just, ‘Nah!’ We couldn’t imagine it.”
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