5 Stars Who Don’t Like Being in Los Angeles

Los Angeles may be the home of Hollywood, but not everyone in the business likes to be there. It may be a beautiful place with some amazing star-studded parties, but that isn’t enough for these 5 stars, who all have their reasons for not liking the place. Some say it is difficult to make real friends, while others have said they find the people “catty” and “fake”. Is it really enough to drive them away from the palm-tree lined beaches and the red carpet invitations? Apparently so!


Alex Pettyfer

Alex doesn’t like the people, but does like the place: “L.A. is growing on me a little bit but it’s still a sh-t hole. I think it’s this insidious pool where nearly everyone lives in fear. Geographically it’s fantastic, but socially it’s disgusting. I wish they’d run all the c-nts out.”

Scarlett Johansson

Scarlett finds it hard to make friends in L.A. because she believes people have a different agenda: “It’s hard to find real friends in LA. There’s so much emphasis on what’s happening next, who people can meet to better themselves and I’m not use to that. Growing up in New York, if you know one person, you know 20. If you go to a party where you don’t know many people, you end up meeting everybody. In LA, nobody wants to talk to each other, everybody’s giving each other catty looks. It’s strange, but if you can get out of that scene, then there’s plenty of nice things LA has to offer. So I’m trying to find my way around and feel cozy the way I did in New York.”

Emma Watson

Emma is afraid of Los Angeles because she believes there is a lot of emphasis placed on looks: “L.A. scares the c**p out of me. I feel if I have to work out four hours a day, and count the calories of everything I put in my mouth, and have Botox at 22, and obsess about how I look the whole time, I will go mad. I will absolutely lose it.”

Catherine Zeta-Jones

Catherine says she hates the place strongly and only goes there if her work requires it: “I hate Los Angeles with a passion. I felt that way even when I was single and knocking on doors trying to get a job. We go there, work hard, have our meetings and then get the hell out again. I don’t know how people live there, especially with kids.”

Amanda Seyfried

Amanda felt forced to stay there at the beginning of her career, and has now moved away which she is thankful for: “I sacrificed six years in Los Angeles. I did my job out there. I made the contacts and did the work I had to do. But I came here at 18. I’m out of here at 24, and I feel lucky it wasn’t longer. I bought an apartment in New York but I can’t move in until April because it needs renovating. I was hoping to move there now. But it’s OK. It’s worth it. And I have my relationship overseas, too. So New York’s just so much easier than Los Angeles as I’m always going to London. It’s nice to be closer – even if it’s still a long flight. 11 hours is different from seven.”