5 Celebrities Who Feel Awkward Receiving so Much Attention

Posted by PZ on January 12th, 2015

Being thrown into the spotlight for your work – only to have your whole life exposed – can’t be easy to cope with and these 5 celebrities admit that receiving so much attention can make them feel, at the very least, a bit awkward! Finding it strange that so much attention is lavished on them, and not enjoying that people care about their private lives, these stars have opened up on how they feel about being put under a microscope for everything they do.

Al Pacino


Al has always found it hard to cope with the spotlight: “To get to this stage has taken too long. I was not prepared for fame. It hit me hard and I did not have the capacity to cope. I’ve never liked the recognition, the questions, the publicity. I have often felt like running away and hiding. There has been a lot of self-doubt and unwelcome events in my life.”

Ellie Goulding

Ellie hates seeming like a diva: “So you have to say no to some people. You have to get away as quickly as possible. If a hundred people want autographs, sometimes you have to say no because you’ve got to get up for a 4am flight or something. In that sense, it really pisses me off when people think you’ve become a diva. It’s not becoming a diva, it’s because of the situation, I think.”

FKA Twigs

FKA doesn’t like the attention that isn’t to do with her music: “I really enjoy the fun of putting something out and people liking it or hating it or talking about it, but vacuous attention, it feels disgusting. It’s like a hangover.”

George Ezra

George finds it hard to deal with the attention: ”I actually find it really hard to deal with people looking up to me or being interested in wanting a picture. Anyone that I think is amazing at what they do, I always have it in the back of my mind that they might be a di**head. I’m never rude about it or anything; I’ll always smile, I appreciate it. It just goes over my head a little bit.”

Jennifer Lawrence

Jennifer admits she’s not ok with the constant attention: “I am just not OK with it. It’s as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I’m not going to find peace with it.”

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