"I feel like I'm looking at someone being raped," the Twilight actress told Elle UK. "A lot of the time I can't handle it. It's f--ked. I never expected that this would be my life."
"What people don't realize is that fame—whatever your 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," the Transformers beauty told Esquire.
"I just think it's really kind of unfair," the Bangerz star shared in a video blog. "I know there are some people that maybe like that attention, but I'm not one of them. I really just want to be able to go on walks and enjoy where I live. The paparazzi really frustrate me, and it makes me really upset that I'm being followed around by men that I don't know, and for anyone else, it would be considered stalking."
"I used to be a cool chick," the pop singer said in her MTV documentary For the Record. "But I feel like the paparazzi has taken that away from me—like, the way I used to live my life. I used to be a cool chick but I'm not anymore."
"I want to bring my family to the movies without 30 motherf--kers following me. Everybody here, they like sex right? Sex is great when you and your partner are like, ‘Hey, this is what we both want to do'. But if one of those people don't want to do that, what is that called? That's called rape. That is called violation," the rapper said during a London concert. "So if I walk around and say, 'Look sir, I'm not feeling so good today, I need some space, can you please not f--k with me today?' I need cut-off space, not violation."
"I loathe and despise the media in a way I did not think possible," the 30 Rock actor wrote on Vulture. "Everything I hated about L.A., I'm beginning to crave. L.A. is a place where you live behind a gate, you get in a car, your interaction with the public is minimal."
"If I were just your average 23-year-old girl and I called the police to say that there were strange men sleeping on my lawn and following me to Starbucks, they would leap into action. But because I am a famous person, well, sorry, ma'am, there's nothing we can do," the Oscar winner said to Vogue. "It makes no sense. I am just not OK with it. It's as simple as that. I am just a normal girl and a human being, and I haven't been in this long enough to feel like this is my new normal. I'm not going to find peace with it."
"It's much harder for me. I feel like I set it up in a way that makes it difficult because for me, like if I miss a school run, they are like, 'Where were you?' I don't like to be the lead so I don't work every day," the Iron Man actress told E!. "I think it's different when you have an office job, because it's routine and, you know, you can do all the stuff in the morning and then you come home in the evening. I think to have a regular job and be a mom is not as, of course there are challenges, but it's not like being on set."
"Sometimes I feel like a zoo animal. I'll be at a restaurant, and someone will put their phone in front of my face and take a picture without saying hi," the E! star told Cosmo.
"Fame makes you feel permanently like a girl walking past construction workers," the Fight Club actor said.
"I'm tired of being famous already! But I'm not tired of creating," the pop star told Teen Vogue. "Fame is, I think, just a disgusting by-product of what I do."
"When you start living in that world, and doing that, you start I guess feeling raped," the Monster actress said in an interview with Sky News. "Well, when it comes to your son and your private life. Maybe it's just me. Some people might relish in all that stuff but there are certain things in my life that I think of as very sacred and I am very protective over them."
"It's not something I want to be part of. Some of these girls, that's how they become famous, because of all the clubs they go to," the singer said. "They need that and they want it and they like it. But I've got a career. I don't want to go to The f--king Ivy for lunch."
"I don't want to be a product. Of course you want the movies to do well. But I don't want to know who's hot now and who's not and who's making this much dough and who's boffing this woman or that one," the Lone Ranger star confessed to Esquire. "I want to remain ignorant of all this. I want to be totally outside and far away from all of it."
"In L.A., I have at least 40 seconds from the moment I arrive somewhere, before I get asked for my autograph," the Twilight actor complained. "It's Twitter's fault. If this website didn't exist, I'd be in peace."
"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," the Star Wars actor said. "That's incalculable. What a burden that is for anybody. It was unanticipated and I've never enjoyed it."
"I hate red carpet events. I absolutely hate them. You have this feeling that everyone wants a bit of you," the British beauty told Allure magazine. "It does feel like that. Any sane person knows this is not nice. It's a pretty horrific profession really. Every photo takes away a bit of your soul. I wish I was just an insignificant speck."
"The worst thing about this job for me is the fame," the comedian told The Telegraph. "I've never understood why anyone wants people to know who they are. That's the thing I wish I could turn off."
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