5 Celebrities Who Get Red Carpet Nerves

Stepping out on to the red carpet may be a glamorous and memorable experience but for these 5 stars, it’s also nerve-wracking. They admit that just before they’re expected to attend a big event they feel nervous, anxious and can even suffer from nerve-induced cramps. Admitting that they don’t particularly feel comfortable with so much attention lavished upon them, these stars candidly state that the red carpet can be a scary experience no matter how many times they walk one.

Charlize Theron

3rd Annual Sean Penn and Friends Help Haiti Home Gala Benefiting J/P HRO Presented by Giorgio Armani - Arrivals

Charlize get anxious: ”Red carpets are still the same so far as anxiety and nerves. I don’t think that ever goes away because it’s a lot of attention! But it’s so moving that everyone comes out to support us. That always, always amazes me. It’s flattering. It’s sweet and I try not to think about it. Of course it’s intimidating.”

Claire Danes
25th Annual Producers Guild Awards - Arrivals

Claire admits the whole experience is quite scary: ”There’s something scary about the red carpet – it’s very serious. It’s a separate job from acting, but one that I’ve learnt to appreciate. I love those images too. They’re different from a stolen paparazzi shot – everybody’s participating and it’s about fashion.”

Miley Cyrus
56th Annual Grammy Awards - Clive Davis and the Recording Academy's Pre-Grammy Gala and Salute to Industry Icons Honoring Lucian Grainge - Arrivals

Miley finds it hard having her photo taken: “Its because don’t like getting my picture taken, I kind of get embarrassed. You don’t see it, on the red carpet the people taking your pictures are yelling at you. and it gets you a little nervous. They’re screaming I don’t know what to do so I just stick my tongue out because I don’t know what else to do. People are doing it, Madonna’s doing it. It’s all good.”

Selena Gomez
"Getaway" Los Angeles Premiere - Arrivals

Selena gets nervous before an appearance: “I am [a normal girl next door]. I can still walk down the street, so in that respect I’m quite lucky. But some things in my life don’t come naturally, like walking the red carpet. It’s pretty scary! It’s not that I’m not confident in myself, it’s just that the red carpet is not somewhere I feel totally comfortable.”

Adele
UJA-Federation Of New York Music Visionary Of The Year Award Luncheon - Arrivals

Adele feels terrible before she hits the red carpet: “I hate the red carpet. I don’t feel insecure, I just feel like, ‘Oh, I don’t want to do this.’ I literally get a stomach cramp. At the VMAs last year I felt really out of my comfort zone because there were so many superstars there. But that’s been the case from day one. I never feel like, ‘Oh, yeah, I should be here.’ And I was missing my best friend’s hen night. So I was a bit bitter that I wasn’t there, to be perfectly honest.”

Photos: PRPhotos