Celebrities who hate fame

Being a celebrity means that you are adored by millions but at the same time hated by millions too. It also means that you are a paparazzi target and that you can forget about privacy. Everything you do or say is being closely watched and everyone wants a piece of you. Yes, that’s the price of fame and that’s probably why many celebrities actually hate the fact that they are famous. However, there are celebs who just can’t stop whining about fame. Here they are.

Keira Knightley

Keira Knightley







Keira Knightley doesn’t just dislike fame; she hates every second of it. “I hate red carpet events. I absolutely hate them. I hate the fact that people write, ‘Oh, you look like crap’ or ‘I don’t like your arms,'” Keira said. “You have this feeling that everyone wants a bit of you. It does feel like that. Any sane person knows this is not nice. It’s a pretty horrific profession really. Every photo takes away a bit of your soul. I wish I was just an insignificant speck.”

Kristen Stewart








The Twilight star is the female lead in one of the most successful franchises in recent memory and has become a big star. Yet, she hates being famous. “Nothing about being a celebrity is desirable. I’m an actor. It’s bizarre to me that everybody’s so obsessive,” said the star before comparing fame to Robert Pattinson’s character in the Twilight films. “As a vampire, he has a sad, desolate life. Fame is the same.”

Johnny Depp








Johnny Depp is sick of being famous, and he would love to lead a quiet life – and hopes the public tire of him soon. He said: “I don’t want to be a product. I want to be totally outside and far away from all of it. I’m sure it will be a possibility someday again. Maybe when I get old. They get tired of you.” The actor also explained how he sees fame. “You just feel like you’re being raped somehow. Raped…it feels like a kind of weird – just weird, man,” he said.

Katy Perry

The 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards - Arrivals







The singing sensation joined a list of superstars that admitted that they hate the bright lights of fame. “I’m tired of being famous already. But I’m not tired of creating,” she said. “Fame is, I think, just a disgusting by-product of what I do.”

Harrison Ford








The legendary actor has starred in two of the most successful movie franchises in history. As both Indiana Jones and Han Solo, Ford is known to virtually everyone no matter what generation they come from. However, that doesn’t mean he is jumping for joy about his status. “There’s nothing good about being famous,” the actor once stated. “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. You can get the table you want in a restaurant. It gets you doctor’s appointments. But what’s that worth? Nothing.”

Robert Pattinson








Much like his ex-girlfriend and Twilight co-star Kristen Stewart, Rob doesn’t handle fame well. He said: “A certain amount of success you can mentally deal with, but there’s a point where you think, ‘Jesus Christ, what is this? I’m not that great!'”

Charlize Theron








Oscar-winning actress says she hates being in the public eye and having strangers know who she is. “I don’t like celebrity,” she moaned. “I don’t like this whole culture that we’re living in now, and I don’t like this casual attitude that if you decide to be an actor then your life is up for grabs. It’s just not nice to go and get your groceries and have seven cars following you. I think I am becoming a little bit more closed off because of it.”

Daniel Craig








The 40-year-old says fans bother him all the time and he often wishes he could be “normal”. “I’m in denial about it but it has changed everything for me,” Daniel said of fame. “Life just got flipped on its head. All of a sudden everybody recognized me. I can’t go out without being recognized. Simply put, it’s a pain in the ass.”

Brad Pitt

Brad Pitt attends 'World War Z' New York Premiere







Even Brad Pitt struggles with stardom. “This publicity machine is out of control. It’s everything we didn’t sign up for,” Brad said. “There’s this whole other entity that you get sucked into. You have to go and sell your wares. Somehow you’re not supporting your film if you don’t get out on a show and talk about your personal life. It has nothing to do with why I do this.”




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