5 Stars Who Say They’re Shy When They’re in Public

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These 5 celebrities aren’t as outgoing as they might appear on camera: when it comes to public appearances or being approached by fans, they’re not used to that kind of attention and feel overwhelmed by their shyness. Some are worried they aren’t good enough or won’t live up to people’s expectations, while others just don’t feel like celebrities so don’t understand what all of the fuss is about. Whether they feel like nervous wrecks stepping on to the red carpet or feel freaked out by fans who admire them, these 5 celebrities all say they’re all incredibly shy when they’re out in public, even if they’re able to dominate the camera as part of their career.

Daryl Hannah


Daryl feels constant pressure from those around her: “It’s like I’m constantly on trial. I’m a quivering mess because I feel that people are judging whether I’m good enough, blonde enough, tall enough. Under those circumstances I fell I’m not anything enough. So I’m a disaster.”

Emma Watson

Emma often feel uncomfortable being recognised by fans because she is so shy: “It’s been 10 years but I still feel so uncomfortable with being recognised. Just a bit shy I suppose. I wish I had camouflaging powers like a superhero. That would be so helpful. Except for with kids, they are usually shyer than me so I don’t feel so bad.”

Johnny Depp

Johnny finds it weird that he’s a celebrity and isn’t used to being stared at: “I can’t think of myself in terms of celebrity. It’s just too weird. If the choice is between being gawked at and sitting in a chair in a dark room, I prefer the dark room.”

Keira Knightley

Keira finds events hard because she isn’t used to the spotlight: “I think it (fame) broke something in me. I was told very early on that if I didn’t go out to openings and parties and events I would be left alone. I didn’t, and they still didn’t leave me alone. I knew it was part of the deal in the life I had signed up to, but the fear of it has never left me. I’m still not good at being recognised. I wear scruffy clothes and hats and keep my head well down. I’m sure people must think I’m a complete b**ch, but I’m just very shy.”

Nicole Kidman

Nicole often finds public appearances overwhelming, especially at the beginning of her career: ”In those early years, it was like, ‘I’m here and I’m clutching onto your arm and it all feels a little overwhelming and really strange.’ And I was shy. Deeply shy. I didn’t feel comfortable at all. But I felt very comfortable at home.”