Not all celebrities are in it for the fame and glory. Gary Oldman makes that pretty clear in his Playboy interview. He clearly doesn’t care about the fame. He doesn’t even realize that he’s a big star. He doesn’t like watching himself in his own movies. He’s just in it for the work ’cause that’s how he makes a living. He claims he’s not all that rich either.
Here’s the full Gary Oldman Playboy interview… it’s worth a read. Entertaining as hell!!! I think next time I go to Barnes and Noble, I’ll pick up the magazine with this interview in it.
Most people like us believe that celebrities and movie stars are bigger than us but they’re really not. You’ll be surprised that many celebrities are normal. A lot of them live normal lives like us. They are definitely different people in real life than what you see of them on the big screen. A lot of these guys don’t even see themselves as “celebrities”. They’re just human beings who are in it for the work.
A lot of people get into Hollywood ’cause that’s the only way some of them can make a living. It’s hard for them to get other work so they choose acting.
Don’t make the mistake by thinking that actors and actresses enjoy watching themselves in the movies ’cause a lot of them don’t. A lot of them don’t have time to watch movies ’cause they’re always working all of the time… plus a lot of them don’t like watching themselves. They like watching other movies but not movies that they are in.
Movie stars are just like us. That’s all there is to it.