Celebrities discuss the dark side of fame

Seth Rogen gets candid about "devastating" negative reviews: "I know people who never recover from it"

Stars Insider

08/03/23 | StarsInsider


Everyone has dreamed at least once in their life that they were famous, whether for an incredible talent or for the luxurious lifestyle. But fame is far from just fortune. While some celebrities can successfully hide themselves from public view, and others might even enjoy it, there are plenty of stars who have spoken passionately about the twisted reality of everyone knowing your name, from the invasions of privacy to the complete inability to function as a normal human being.

Business is indeed personal when you're making a livelihood from your art, and Seth Rogen knows that well. The actor recently got candid on the 'Diary of a CEO' podcast about what it's like to read film critics' reviews. “I think if most critics knew how much it hurt the people that made the things that they are writing about, they would second guess the way they write these things,” he said. “It’s devastating. I know people who never recover from it honestly, years, decades of being hurt. It’s very personal… It is devastating when you are being institutionally told that your personal expression was bad. That’s something that people carry with them, literally, their entire lives and I get why. It f—ing sucks.” Rogen's varied filmography is proof that sometimes you have to make 'The Green Hornet' before you can star in 'The Fabelmans.' 

In this gallery, check out what other celebrities have had to say about the dark side of fame. Click on!

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