5 Stars Comment on Being Treated Differently Because of Fame

After shooting to fame, these 5 celebrities instantly noticed how differently they were treated by people. Some find it weird or strange because they only want to be treated normally and when people react differently they aren’t particularly fond of it. Others realize it can be easy to become warped by people who only ever say positive or nice things to them  because it isn’t realistic or always true, and it can easily go to someone’s head. Wanting to continue having a normal, balanced life without feeling differently despite their huge fame, these 5 celebrities have spoken on what it’s like when people treat them differently because of their stardom and how they cope with it.

Kevin Bacon

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Kevin experienced life not being recognized and noticed how different it was: ”Fame is very much a double-edged sword. I had a prosthetic disguise made, because I wanted to see what it would be like not to be recognised. I didn’t like it very much – no one was nice to me. People didn’t bother me, but they also looked right through me.”

Matt Damon
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Matt doesn’t believe he has changed with fame, but those around him have: ”When we started writing ‘Good Will Hunting’, I was 22 and Ben [Affleck] was 20 and it came out when I was 27 and he was 25. I always had this theory that you kind of retard emotionally at the moment you become famous. It’s not that you change, the world changes his relationship to you. So your entire reality shifts and that’s a jarring experience and hard to prepare for.”

Daniel Craig
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Daniel likes to be normal and finds it weird when people act differently: ”I can’t do all the things I’d like to do, but I have a normal life. My family and friends treat me as they always have. I want people to treat me as normally as they can. Anybody who doesn’t, I feel awkward with.”

Jennifer Lawrence
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Jennifer thinks it’s strange when people are different around her: ”People treating you differently when you don’t feel any differently is really alienating. I just get allergic to that kind of thing. You can see, the way they look at you. I can see if that was who I surrounded myself with, that’s why you change. I find people who don’t change. That’s where I get my reality.”

Robert De Niro
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Robert thinks those who want to be famous should experience non-famous life too because people act so differently: “I think it’s important to have had at least a few years of obscurity, where people treat you like everybody else. Then it goes crazy, and all of a sudden people behave differently toward you, they’re agreeing with you all the time, they’re not telling you no. I had some regular life behind me. It anchored me, going into the future.”


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