These 5 celebrities have spoken on how they reacted to becoming famous. Suddenly finding their world turned upside down as the money flows in to their bank account and people start to recognize them on the streets, these 5 stars have spoken on how they coped with the huge life change. Some admit they struggled with it, while others say they continue to adjust to their new lives or even forget they are famous now.
Adam admits he went nuts: ”All of a sudden, I had money in my bank account. I hadn’t had a break in a long time. And I went a little f**king nuts. You know? And good. I deserved to go a little bit nuts. And I had the time of my life. Men are not as sophisticated as women. They’re not as mature as women. They’re not as connected with their emotions as women. There’s a very Neanderthal quality that still exists in a lot of men. There’s the carnal s**t you can’t deny. And if you’re in the public eye, to me, it’s very boring to say what you have to say and be media trained to the extent that you don’t ever reveal any truth. There was a time in my life when I lived probably a bit more on the primal level. And it was amazing.”
Amy often forgets she is famous: ”I still think I’m like the poor girl from Colorado who worked three jobs to buy a car. That’s still my mentality, so I’ll be walking down the street, and I forget what I do and who I am. Someone will come up to me and say hi, and I’m thinking, I must know you, and I realise that, no, I don’t know them and they don’t know me. At all!”
Elijah goes to therapy to deal with his fame: “Like so many other people, I had to work some issues out. It’s not easy being 18, getting all this incredible attention all of a sudden. I liked seeing a therapist. I learned to laugh about myself a little bit more, learned no to take everything so seriously.”
Jennifer is still adjusting: “My personal life is now ruined. I’ve had to create a new one and get used to this new life. It’s hard and it takes time, but I’m sure I will get it. I’m just mourning my old life. I miss that. I don’t want to forget what it’s like going to a coffee shop and people looking at me like a normal person. A part of me can’t get used to it and it makes me sad.”
Shailene often feels as though she leads two lives: ”I find myself living in two worlds sometimes–being this person who can walk a red carpet in a huge, fancy-ass ball gown, high heels and mountains of makeup, but also being the girl at a hippie festival in the middle of the forest with war paint on my face, dancing around with hairy armpits. I exist so well in both, and I used to feel like I had to choose one or the other. I struggled with that up until doing ‘The Fault in Our Stars’ . I have one life to live, and it could end any minute, so I’m going to appreciate every single moment. I’m going to own my day before my day owns me.”