5 Celebrities Who Hate Their Fame

For these 5 celebrities, the fame that came with their career is something they didn’t want and they don’t enjoy that part of their lives. They say it makes them feel uncomfortable and they don’t understand why people are so interested in them personally. Although they love their jobs, the loss of privacy and the sudden surge in fame is something they deem undesirable and unpleasant to deal with. Unfortunately it’s a bi-product of what they do but they still insist it’s the worst part of the job they do and they wish their jobs didn’t come with the level of notoriety that makes them a household name.

Clive Owen

Clive thinks fame can impact on a person negatively and you need to put it into perspective: ”I never wanted to be a movie star. And I didn’t become an actor to become famous. I genuinely didn’t. It was always theatre for me. ‘Chancer’ was a baptism of fire. It’s very weird to go from obscurity to suddenly being in newspapers. When somebody is hot, everyone wants a piece of it. If you explode onto the scene at a very young age, there are so many people pulling you in different directions. It takes time to recalibrate and see what’s important.”

Katy Perry

Katy believes fame can have it’s positive points but it can also destroy you:  ”I’m tired of being famous already! But I’m not tired of creating. Fame is, I think, just a disgusting by-product of what I do. It’s quite a delicate creature– it’s a wild animal of sorts. It can love you, and then it can attack you.”

Kate Moss

Kate says she doesn’t understand why people are interested in her: “It’s not me, it’s a character I’m made into. I have no idea why people are interested in me. I don’t like being famous. It encroaches on your life a lot. It makes me feel a bit uncomfortable talking about it, actually. But it’s something I’m learning to deal with.”

Joseph Gordon-Levitt

Joseph says his fame makes him feel uncomfortable because he doesn’t agree with how people treat him: ”I never liked the recognition. It always made me feel uncomfortable that just because someone is on TV, they’re in another class. It’s unhealthy and fascist. I still don’t like it, but I’ve learned that there’s a distinction between someone saying, ‘I saw ‘Inception’ and it really meant something’, and ‘Ooh, you’re famous, do you know that celebrity person?’ ”

Harrison Ford

Harrison hates his fame because of his loss of privacy: “There’s nothing good about being famous. You always think, ‘If I’m successful, then I’ll have opportunities.’ You never figure the cost of fame will be a total loss of privacy. That’s incalculable. What a burden that is for anybody. It was unanticipated and I’ve never enjoyed it. You can get the table you want in a restaurant. It gets you doctor’s appointments. But what’s that worth? Nothing.”