I’ll admit upfront that I’m a regular peruser of TMZ.com— but my curiosity lies more with how celebrities interact with the paparazzi. I find it quite fascinating.
So, if you were an A-level movie star, how would you deal with cameras following your every move in public? From what I can see, the celebrities tend to fall into one of 3 categories:
Be unfailingly courteous and pleasant at all times. This group includes Matt Damon, George Clooney, Brad Pitt, Johnny Depp, Will Smith, etc.
Be combative, rude, violent, snarky. This group includes Brad Garrett, Tobey Maguire, and Hugh Grant.
Ignore them by not even acknowledging their existence. Stare at the ground and keep walking. This group includes Leo DiCaprio and Steven Spielberg.
I, of course, can’t even imagine losing my anonymity to the point of not being able to go out for dinner without swarms of cameras flashing in my face. But knowing my personality, I undoubtedly would fall into Category #1.
(note that I’m not referring to the legitimate press at movie premieres or other functions… I’m talking about the people who hunt celebs who are walking on the sidewalk or in the airport.)