5 Stars Overwhelmed by Their Own Success

Completely overwhelmed by their own success and fame, these 5 stars often reflect on how their lives have turned out and are completely surprised by how far they’ve come over the years. Some are shocked by their fan base, while others can’t believe how influential they are. Finding the whole experience quite overwhelming, these celebs have admitted that they often are taken aback by it all.

Orlando Bloom

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Orlando has trouble getting to grips with it: “I still can’t believe it. It’s a weird time for me right now, and I’m still trying to figure it all out. The hardest thing is when you start to live the dream, ’cause it’s not quite what you expect it to be. There’s so much media attention that comes with it, and it can be really overwhelming. I suppose it takes some adjusting.”

Pharrell Williams
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Pharell is often stunned by his own fame: “Seriously, I find myself trying to be cool about it, but I’m really like … whoa! I’ve always produced music for artists who are going through this level of success, but I just didn’t know it would be this crazy. I’m like with a sweet tooth waking up in Willy Wonka’s chocolate factory.”

Selena Gomez
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Selena finds the business overwhelming: “Obviously it’s an overwhelming business, especially for those of us who have been in it since we were very young and have grown up with it. But you just have to make sure you have good friends around you and your family there to support you. It’s important to have that support system around you to help you cope.”

Emma Stone
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Emma is always surprised when she thinks about her success: “When I think about that (my position in Hollywood), it makes me feel so overwhelmed. For so long, it’s just auditioning and taking what roles come to you. You take the opportunities as they come. It’s also overwhelming to know what to do next. To jump and fail requires a lot of bravery that I hope I can summon up.”

Victoria Beckham
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Victoria was amazed by her design success: “The response has been quite breathtaking. I want to give my customer and the retailer what they want. It’s still girly, it’s still fun and it’s still fresh and you can see the personality.”


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