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Could you ever be a celebrity? Could you handle it? Do you hanker for fame?

All the constant prying, all the living your life in the public eye. I'm so glad I'm nothing.

by Anonymousreply 1211/20/2020

those that get their privacy “invaded” ask for it and want it. Angelina Jolie is out there all the time, do we hear much about Cate Blanchett when she has no movie to promote? Even Julia Roberts manages to disappear from time to time.

by Anonymousreply 111/20/2020

[quote]All the constant prying, all the living your life in the public eye. I'm so glad I'm nothing.

It's become so tacky and unpleasant - much like the products they put out, if we're talking entertainers, that is.

by Anonymousreply 211/20/2020

I'd like to be celebrated in my field, so that I am venerated at conferences, paid a lot to speak, etc. But I would hate to be known to the general public or recognised on the street. I'd always be afraid some lunatic would kidnap or kill me.

by Anonymousreply 311/20/2020

I never wanted to be one. It was thrust upon me. It's not easy for sure and I certainly would not wish it upon my worst detractors. But one has to man up and work with the hand life deals you.

by Anonymousreply 411/20/2020

I would like to be fabulous and wealthy and still do meaningful work, not famewhore and jizz all over my own instagram. The celeb life seems rather a hollow existence. All style and no substance. It will kill you easily if you have no self worth.

by Anonymousreply 511/20/2020

All that attention is devastating. It's exhausting. Who would want it?

by Anonymousreply 611/20/2020

Meghan, long time darling! Call me.

by Anonymousreply 711/20/2020

I don't think I could handle it well at all. I'd probably move to some boring small town where the paparazzi would hate to go to. And the townsfolk would eventually get over me.

by Anonymousreply 811/20/2020

Mick Jagger, Johnny Depp, and Brangelina all chose rural France. Good weather, great food, and once you're accepted in a French village, they protect you as their own.

by Anonymousreply 911/20/2020

No. I hate people knowing stuff about me. And I enjoy going to an event and no one knowing who I am. Imagine moving to a new place and everyone knowing everything about you. A friend of a friend had a local celebrity look through their home recently and they made the vendor sign a non-disclosure agreement. Having to do crap like that to stop people selling you out must be tiring.

by Anonymousreply 1011/20/2020

I would hate it. I had a measure of "celebrity" when I was actively selling my art to collectors. Once someone patronizes you in that manner they sometimes get overly familiar. That was fine with people with whom I truly connected, made a fair amount of friends that way, but it could get uncomfortable with some clients. It was almost like they felt you owed them a piece of yourself if they bought from you. An example would be long phone calls and confidences I didn't invite. I'm a private person, don't like the spotlight directly on me, and it felt awkward when it was. Part of the joy of writing or painting, or whatever you do, comes when the work itself is in the spotlight, not your person, like with acting or modeling.

I can't imagine how to handle the demands on your time when you're a huge celebrity. It must work better if you're a narcissistic extrovert who demands a lot of attention anyway, or with superior personal managers who buffer you from the fans.

by Anonymousreply 1111/20/2020

It depends on what you did to earn the title of ‘celebrity.’ Michelle Obama is a celebrity. So is Charles Manson. Then again, so is Aaron Schock. And James Charles. And Epstein.

Actually, I’m good with being a nobody. It suits me.

by Anonymousreply 1211/20/2020
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