5 Celebrities Who’ve Compared Fame to Crazy Things

Life in the spotlight has its ups and downs – and sure, there must be plenty of frustrating, annoying and even scary moments (stalkers, following paparazzi, etc), but these 5 celebrities have compared fame to over-the-top, crazy things. Saying the red carpet is like a war zone, or they put their lives so much as risk that it’s like being in an army, these celebrities have stirred up some controversy with their dramatic statements.

Anne Hathaway


Anne compares fame to cocaine: “It’s like the first time I was offered cocaine. I didn’t think it was something I could handle, so I never did it and I feel the same way about fame. If I could get the world to see the movie without having to talk about it or have my picture taken, I’d be happy — but it doesn’t seem to work that way.”

Gwyneth Paltrow

Gwyneth thinks the spotlight is similar to being dehumanised while at war: “It’s almost like how, in war, you go through this bloody, dehumanising thing.”

Javier Bardem

Javier feels like a zoo animal: “My job is to try to portray behaviour. But I can’t watch behaviour because people are watching me. You feel absurd, and that’s not natural. You are in a zoo. “You go to a shop and people look at you. That’s the only thing that gets me a little nervous.”

Kanye West

Kanye thinks his job is so risky, it’s like being a police officer or at war: “I’m just giving my body on the stage; I’m putting my life at risk, literally! When I think about when I’m on the Can’t Tell Me Nothing, and Coldest Winter moment, like that mountain goes really, really high. And if I slipped. You never know. And I think about it. I think about my family and I’m like, wow, this is like being a police officer or something, or war or something.”

Lupita Nyong’o

Lupita thinks the red carpet is like a war zone: “The red carpet feels like a war zone, except you cannot fly or fight; you just have to stand there and take it. I hope they don’t make that the big quote! Because that would be sad! Tell them not to do that.”