5 Stars Who Are Proud to be Thought of as Role Models
Trying to do the best they can to lead the way, these 5 celebrities are proud to be role models. They might not have chosen to be the one people look up to but now that they are in that position they are flattered and try to live in a way that influences people for the better. Some of these stars have many younger fans and try to help them by being the best role model they can be while also just being themselves. Others influence those trying to step in to a career in Hollywood because they are legendary, while some of these stars try to empower women by choosing positive female roles to play.
Legendary actor Al Pacino was flattered to hear that younger actors are often inspired by him: “I’m very flattered to hear that, that compliment. I don’t think of myself as anything but an actor struggling to find the next role and when I do get the role to try and see if I can find any way into it. With young actors I learn from them, just as hopefully I always will. If I were to advise them in some way I would say this is a craft that you just have to keep doing. Do it whenever you can and you shouldn’t spend too much time dealing with the fact that there’s a world out there with a lot of competition. You have to educate yourself. You have to read. You have to see things that are inspiring to you.”
Carrie doesn’t try to be a role model but always sets out to be herself: ”My motto is, ‘I don’t ever want to do anything that is going to embarrass my future children.’ But other than that, I really just try not to think about being a role model and to just be who I am. If people feel like they can look up to that, that’s cool.”
Scarlett likes taking on roles where women are powerful because it sends the right message to others watching: “It’s very exciting to be that kind of role model for young girls and for women to see that you don’t have to be the damsel in distress. You can actually kick some a*s and look fabulous doing it.”
Selena says she isn’t perfect but is aware that younger people admire her and try to live a life they can follow: “I never really said I want to be a role model. But then when it happened I was so down for it. I’m human, I’m not perfect. I make mistakes all the time, but I guess my job is to keep those mistakes to myself, which I’m already fine doing and just try to be the best I can be for those kids.”
Vanessa tries her best to be a role model for young people who look up to her, but doesn’t obsess over it: “At the end of the day I have to be happy with myself. Just going to live my life and enjoy doing it. You only have one shot… of course I want to be a good role model and try to do my best but I’m still me.”