As someone who has reached the status of a celebrity in their lifetime and managed to make a career in Hollywood, I get this question a lot. Many people ask me what it’s like to be famous, simply because they are curious. This is why I wanted to dedicate this post to that topic and explain what it was like for me and what I personally believe fame to be like. You must also understand that this is my personal point of view, and that there might be other celebrities who would not necessarily share my point of view.
How can I describe being famous?
It is not even easy to describe to someone has never been famous. It’s a really peculiar feeling especially when you are just becoming famous. Many of the actors and singers are really eager to become famous when they are first starting out only to discover later on that fame is a terrible burden that only strongest individuals who are psychologically resilient can carry. It was the same with me. When I was starting out I really wanted to become famous. I was trying to get the roles that would ensure that have it happens, and when it finally did happen it weirded me out that all of a sudden people knew my name wherever I went, they wanted to take pictures of me they wanted to get my autographs. For me, it was really, really strange to deal with. After a while I finally got used to it, but it’s really strange to even think that someone out there knows everything about me, had my pics and followed my life up close.
Stalkers and unpleasant instances
When you’re a celebrity, you must also realize that you will be targeted by stalkers who might not understand that you are a real person. There are people out there who really believe that actors are their screen roles, which we of course are not. Dealing with stalkers is always not only difficult, but dangerous as well. Fortunately, I did not have unpleasant experiences with stalkers in real life, but I did have a few instances online. Which is not really that difficult to understand as our lives are taking place on this virtual plane as well. And it is much easier for people to get in touch with you through social media and with your online presence. In the end, it all worked out by I must admit that for a while I had to use the help of my therapist in order to overcome some of the most difficult periods while dealing with my fame.