Celebrities who avoid the spotlight

As hard as it may be to believe that there are celebrities who would rather stay away out of the spotlight, some famous people just don’t like all the attention. They are huge stars, but also introverted people to some extent. Check out the celebs who have admitted that they’re closeted wallflowers.

Daniel Day Lewis








The Lincoln star is famously reclusive, splitting his time between New York and Ireland — where he’s able to successfully avoid Hollywood completely. Despite being arguably one of the most talented actors alive, Daniel accepts few roles, working steadily but not frequently. You’ll never see him in a Hollywood club mingling with his A-list peers, or talking about his personal life. In fact, the Oscar-winning actor has described himself as “a lifelong study of evasion.” And when he’s not acting, Daniel works as a cobbler and woodworker.

Meryl Streep

Soul Brother







She may be on the Hollywood A-list and own a host of trophies, but Meryl Streep prefers to stay out of the Hollywood spotlight and away from the paparazzi. When not making movies, she lives with her husband in a quiet Connecticut suburb.

Johnny Depp








“I’m shy, paranoid, whatever word you want to use. I hate fame. I’ve done everything I can to avoid it,” the actor once said.

Leonardo DiCaprio

Leonardo DiCaprio Watching The French Open







Leo has one of the most famous faces in Hollywood — and that’s why the actor’s favorite accessory is a baseball cap pulled way down over his eyes. The star doesn’t necessarily shy away from hot Hollywood clubs — or hot Hollywood starlets. But when he’s not promoting his next blockbuster hit, DiCaprio is notoriously private, avoiding public appearances and sticking to Europe, where he’s able to more easily fly under the radar.

Meg Ryan








Once the darling of romantic comedies, Ryan has decided her focus should be on raising her children after her divorce from Dennis Quaid. She left Hollywood to go to New York and keeps to herself, living as quiet and private a life as a movie actress can.

Ellen Page








The young actress was poised for Hollywood superstardom when Juno became a breakout hit in 2007. But rather than taking advantage of her newfound VIP status to get to the front of the line at every hot Hollywood club, Ellen has shirked the spotlight, opting to stay far away from the places popular with other starlets.

Nicole Kidman








“It was very natural for me to want to disappear into a dark theater, I am really very shy. That is something that people never seem to fully grasp because, when you are an actor, you are meant to be an exhibitionist,” Kidman said.

Danny DeVito








Rarely on the tabloids or the interview press circuit, Danny DeVito prefers to direct and act without all the Hollywood fuss. Even when his marriage to Rhea Perlman went through troubles, they did their best to keep it out of the press.

Isla Fisher

Photocall for The Great Gatsby During the 66th Cannes Film Festival







Despite her husband’s wild, attention-seeking antics, Isla and Sacha Baron Cohen are surprisingly protective of their private lives.


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One response to “Celebrities who avoid the spotlight”

  1. Matt says:

    Thanks for the great article. Well, it is a choice of every public person to hide from the crowd and keep their life private or manifest it to everyone. I like the way DiCaprio tends not to be recognized in the streets. I like the style. I would never have thought that Nicole Kidman is shy. And in case with Isla Fisher, partners differ. I adore Meg Ryan and her dedication to kids. Children come first priority in life f every mother.