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13 Times Celebrities Shared Their Regrets About Getting Famous

Being a celebrity or simply being famous has its own advantages and disadvantages. The common perception is that famous personalities have everything in life. From the paparazzi, the luxury to the undying attention, it all seems like an unattainable dream. Fame, however, isn’t always what it seems to be. While some people desire stardom, there are many renowned people who are unhappy with their current position.

Many of them have admitted that they would choose wealth but not fame. Sometimes, superstardom is accompanied by a lot of criticism, especially in the 21st century where social media platforms have become a mainstay. Here we have celebrities sharing their views on fame. Scroll down to find out if being famous is as great as you think it is or not.

#1 Kristen Stewart

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Kristen Stewart’s level of celebrity is perhaps among the greatest examples of how famous someone can become. Stewart rose to fame as an actress in the early 2000s as a result of her work in the Twilight series.

After the conclusion of the Twilight series, her fame won’t hinder. In reality, things kept moving quickly, and she didn’t seem very impressed by the idea of being renowned. She declared, “Fame is the worst thing in the world.”

#2 Brad Pitt

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Given how much he now seems to be enjoying his fame, it’s likely that you weren’t expecting to find Brad Pitt on our list. However, the actor acknowledged that fame drains you and sucks you in so deeply that there is no way out.

“It’s everything we didn’t sign up for… There’s this whole other entity that you get sucked into. You have to go and sell your wares… Somehow you’re not supporting your film if you don’t get out on a show and talk about your personal life. It has nothing to do with why I do this.” he said.

#3 Zach Galifianakis

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Zach Galifianakis, most well-known for his role in The Hangover movies, claims that being famous is “dumb.” He seems to be uninterested in everything that fame has to offer, from shiny spotlights to constant appearances in the media.

However, Zach admitted that he loves being an actor and that he’s doing what he’s passionate about. It’s just that being an actor and a celebrity is not the same thing. He even added that he’d like to skip all the fame-related stuff and just get his work done and go home to “watch Lifetime.”

#4 Gigi Hadid

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Gigi Hadid might seem like she’s enjoying the fame and attention centered around her but, in reality, she’s not very happy about the whole concept of fame. “You lose all your friends,” she said when asked about being famous.

This supermodel has been in the public eye constantly for the past several years, and it appears that fame has had a negative effect on her personal life, assuming she still has one at all. Perhaps a celebrity isn’t worth all the things that regular people fantasize about when they think of it.

#5 Megan Fox

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Megan Fox is the best person to express what it’s truly like to be famous. She said it, and based on her ideas, it appears that she is tired of continually being “bullied by millions of people.”

“What people don’t realize is that fame, whatever your [sic] worst experience in high school, when you were being bullied by those 10 kids in high school, fame is that, but on a global scale, where you’re being bullied by millions of people constantly,” Fox said.

#6 Harrison Ford

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Harrison Ford had nothing positive to say when they asked him how he feels about being famous. “There’s nothing good about being famous. You always think, ‘If I’m successful, then I’ll have opportunities.’”

“You never figure the cost of fame will be a total loss of privacy. That’s incalculable. What a burden that is for anybody. It was unanticipated and I’ve never enjoyed it. You can get the table you want in a restaurant. It gets you doctor’s appointments. But what’s that worth? Nothing,” he explained.

#7 Billie Eilish

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Billie Eilish responded, when asked how she felt about fame, “It’s like being miserable half the time.” This young artist seems to be dealing with some of the struggles that are typically part of living the Hollywood lifestyle.

She said: “There is no training, there’s no like, let me go to a school that’s going to teach me how to be famous. Also, that would suck. That would be trash school … Famous people suck. Fame is trash.”

#8 FKA Twigs

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The list of famous people who detest attention includes FKA Twigs as well. Twigs even stated openly that dealing with photographers following her around is what she hates the most about being famous.

“It’s really hard — I can’t begin to explain how awful it is. It makes you want to just stop everything sometimes. It makes you want to smash your face into the mirror.”, said by her.

#9 Robert Pattinson

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Many well-known actors and artists express the feeling that being in the spotlight is lonely. You’d think that being the center of attention would make someone want for privacy, yet superstars like Robert Pattinson are really experiencing loneliness and misunderstanding.

“It’s strange, you don’t have a normal life anymore. You spend much time trying to fight it, but in the end you find another way to live. People don’t realize how lonely you are,” he said.

#10 Anne Hathaway

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Anne Hathaway has a complicated reputation. Half of the public thinks she’s a spoiled diva while the other half praises her amazing performances in blockbusters like Les Miserables and The Devil Wears Prada. But before she became one of the world’s highest-paid actresses, she starred in the cult-classic adaptation of The Princess Diaries at 18.

“This fame thing? F—ed me up for a really long time,” Hathaway told Elle U.K. in 2014 about her sudden rise to fame as a teenager. “I didn’t know how to do it; I didn’t know how to engage with it; it stressed me out. And people would say, ‘You just have to be yourself,’ and I was like, ‘But I don’t know who that is yet!'”

#11 Lady Gaga

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Lady Gaga has always been outspoken and honest about everything, so she did not pause when asked about stardom. When asked how being famous made her feel, she responded that it made her feel like “you belong to everyone else.”

“It’s legal to follow me, it’s legal to stalk me at the beach, I can’t call the police or ask them to leave. And I took a long hard look at that property line and I said well, you know, if I can’t be free out there, I’m going to be free in here [pointing to her heart],” said Gaga.

#12 Shailene Woodley

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Shailene Woodley plays the main character of Divergent, The Fault in Our Stars, and several more well-known feature films. It appears like Shailene’s life is going well based on her job and the success she has achieved so far.

Shailene, however, disagrees with the idea that fame is good. She even regards the word “famous” negatively. She despises the term “celebrity” as well, and it appears that she has endured enough strain from the limelight.

#13 Ana de Armas

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Fame, according to Ana de Armas, was only a “consequence” of her work. As she told Flaunt, “It’s funny as an actor because you do what you do and you don’t think of the consequences of your job, and then all of a sudden you are in the spotlight and you realize ‘Oh, this is not what I wanted!'”