5 Celebrities Who Think Early Success Can be Negative

Posted by PZ on January 6th, 2015

Does achieving early success actually make life harder? These 5 celebrities think it can be negative. Believing that to win an Oscar in your early 20s or to have millions already stashed away in your back account as a teenager can lead down a dangerous path, because there is nothing left to achieve – and it can be hard not to become destructive. Here is what these 5 celebrities have noticed about early success and how it can be negative.

Andrew Garfield


Andrew thinks Justin Bieber is on a destructive path because of his early success: “If I had had these opportunities when I was younger, I would have been Justin Bieber. If you are a 16-year-old kid and you can do whatever the f*ck you want, you’re making trillions of dollars and you have a leopard-print Ferrari, it’s not healthy.”

Demi Lovato

Demi shot to fame as a toddler and thinks it made her life hard to deal with: “At the time, I was just so grateful to be on TV, but I was also really struggling. Even before ‘Barney’, I was suicidal. I was seven.”

Ethan Hawke

Ethan has witnessed how early success can change people negatively: “Success screws people up when it happens too young. I got to meet Mike Nichols once, and he used to talk about how he had so much success so young that it screwed up his sense of what’s “appropriate.” I feel sorry for a young actress like Jennifer Lawrence who gets so much success out of the gate, because how are you supposed to develop an appropriate work ethic? How do you push yourself to be better when you get an Oscar for buying breakfast in the morning?”

Kit Harington


Kit achieved success directly after finishing acting school, and although he is happy with it, knows that success came quickly: “It would be foolish to say I wish I’d gone through a period of longing. Because any actors going through a period of longing themselves would tear my f***ing face off.”

Rob Pattinson

Robert is glad he got to experience life without success first: “People don’t know how lonely you are. In any case, I feel fortunate because success didn’t reach me very young, at least, I had the opportunity to have a life before. When you become famous, it’s easy for some people to hate you just because you are famous. That’s why, sometimes, you beat yourself up.”

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