From the paparazzi invading their privacy to fans showering them with unwanted attention when they’re out in public, many celebrities believe that there are more downsides than upsides to fame.
Find out more about the reasons that celebrities who hate being famous give when they’re asked about it. While some make big statements about it, others only get into it when they’re asked direct questions about how they’re handling being famous on an international scale.
There are few more powerful ways of drawing attention to yourself than wearing a brown paper bag on your head on the red carpet.
Just to make sure we got the message, the actor wrote “I am not famous anymore” on the bag he wore on his head in Berlin, after tweeting “I am retiring from all public life. My love goes out to those who have supported me.”
She always looks uncomfortable on the red carpet and at awards ceremonies and she’s vocal about being one of the celebrities who hate being famous. “People expect it to be easy because there you are, out there, doing the thing you want and making lots of money out of it,” Stewart told the Vogue U.K.
Even though he doesn’t say no to press junkets, the “Star Wars” actor is always forthcoming about how little he actually wants to do them. “There’s nothing good about being famous. You always think, ‘If I’m successful, then I’ll have opportunities.’ You never figure the cost of fame will be a total loss of privacy. That’s incalculable. What a burden that is for anybody. It was unanticipated and I’ve never enjoyed it,” Ford told E!
While she does play nice in interviews, Lawrence also seems to be one of the celebrities who hate being famous, at least when that means an invasion of her privacy. “I am just not OK with it. It’s as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven’t been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I’m not going to find peace with it,” she told Vogue.
At the height of his “Twilight” fame, Robert Pattinson claimed that he suffered from depression because of the pressures of being famous. “I went through a big time of depression between 23 and 25, I couldn’t go where I wanted to go. I was in the tabloids every day and I didn’t have access to the roles I really wanted,” he told French magazine Premiere.
The “Divergent” star likes a simple life, and one of her hobbies is foraging, so she’s also one of the celebrities who hate being famous. She also calls celebrity “the C-word”. “Unless you’re Tom Hanks or anyone of that caliber who can’t leave their house without being mobbed, I don’t think that those words should be used and applied to you. As far as the perks go, you know, it’s kind of one of the disgusting things about this industry. The more money you make, the more free stuff you get. I think that that’s weird, and I’m not a huge fan of it,” she told iVillage.
He’s one of the biggest stars on the planet, and that has certainly affect Johnny Depp. “You start to realize that for the past 10 or 15 years you’ve been going into restaurants through the back door, scurrying along greasy floors, trying to get to some private room. It’s not unlike living like a fugitive,” Depp explained, quoted by The Huffington Post.
The “Transformers” actress isn’t just one of the celebrities who hate being famous, she also compared international fame to “being bullied by millions of people constantly”.
Even though he’s been famous for over two decades, Brad Pitt also struggles with it. “It’s something I never made my peace with. Somehow you’re not supporting your film if you don’t get on a show and talk about your personal life. It has nothing to do with why I do this,” he told Newsweek.
After taking on the iconic role of James Bond, Daniel Craig also became one of the celebrities who hate being famous. “I get people who just take pictures of me with their camera phone while I’m having dinner. I want to get violent and I can’t,” Craig told ShortList magazine.