Being famous must be kinda ass. I mean, I know there’s the millions of dollars and people throwing free shit at you in the hopes that you’ll promote their brand, but you pretty much have zero personal life and never get to see the people you love except during rare breaks. People get jealous, people sell your ass out, nothing you do is private… no thanks, I’ll pass. All the money in the world isn’t worth that bullshit.
Jennifer Lawrence has experienced all of that firsthand since skyrocketing to fame these past few years, and she thinks what I do: it all kinda sucks.
From Look magazine:
“There are obviously sacrifices with any job, but with this particular one, you’re in a long-distance relationship with pretty much everybody in your life – your family, your friends.
“It’s kind of hard to keep things consistent; you make your home wherever you’re going. It’s very hard sometimes, it’s a very lonely life, but at the same time the film crew becomes your family.”
Yeah, that’s gotta be tough. At the same time, it’s hard to feel too sympathetic since no one holds a gun to anyone’s head and MAKES them be famous. If you get fed up, you leave Hollywood, move to the sticks in middle America (or even the suburbs of a coastal city) and live your life out of the limelight. Ta da! I think fame probably becomes slightly addicting, as does success and acknowledgment… and money, of course. That’s what would motivate me, to be honest. I know, I know, there’s “the love of the craft”, but how many people in Hollywood are REALLY there for that reason? Come on.
I do love Jennifer Lawrence, though!