While there are many perks to being famous, some celebrities can’t stand living in the spotlight. Having a lifetime of fame can overwhelm some budding stars, but even well-known Hollywood stars have spoken out about how they don’t like being famous. From newer celebrities to iconic stars, such as Julia Roberts and Harrison Ford, all have something they hate about fame and fortune. For Ford, it is the absence of any intimacy since he has become an international star. After an acting career spanning nearly 60 years, he’s had plenty of time to adjust to the constant spotlight. However, Ford doesn’t like the trade-off between privacy and fame.
Harrison Ford doesn’t like the loss of privacy that comes with fame
When Harrison Ford began his journey to follow his acting passion, he knew he would be under surveillance. However, he didn’t realize that being famous equated to never having any privacy until he was well on his way to becoming a superstar. Electronic Spy covered the 2010 interview with WENN where Ford revealed how he didn’t like being famous.
Ford said, “There’s nothing good about being famous. You always think, ‘If I succeed, then I will have opportunities.’ You never think the cost of fame will be a complete loss of privacy. It is incalculable. The Indiana Jones star continued, “It was unexpected and I never liked it. You can get the desk you want in a cafe. He gets your doctor’s appointments. But what is it worth? Nothing.”
Ford may hate the lack of intimacy that comes with his fame, but he admits wealth is a positive. The multi-award winning actor shared, “I’m in it for the money. And I say that in the nicest way possible. It’s my job.” Like most workers, Ford isn’t happy with all areas of his job, but fans are grateful he’s stuck with his career for more than half a century. Many couldn’t imagine anyone else playing Indiana Jones, as Ford’s quick wit and naturalistic functionality is one of the film series’ highlights.
Hollywood headlining comes with unpredictable sacrifices
Having starred in popular movies for nearly 60 years, Harrison Ford understands the pros and cons of being famous. While the iconic star struggled to get noticed when he first entered the industry, his breakthrough role in George Lucas’ American Graffiti paved Ford’s path to stardom. In the late 1970s, Ford played one of his most notable roles as Han Solo in the Stars Wars movie franchise. He went on to star as the world’s favorite adventuring hero in Indiana Jones and the Raiders of the Lost Ark. Following the movie’s huge success, winning five Oscars, Ford pledged to become the one and only Indiana Jones in the iconic film series. He keeps a strong grip on the role, playing the fan-favorite character in the fifth installment of Indiana Jones which should be released in June 2023.
Ford’s long and successful career in Hollywood has resulted in a net worth of $300 million. He loves his fortune and shares his expertise with moviegoers, but he understands how much his fame and fortune has cost him with the many sacrifices over the years. One of the benefits of Ford’s success and global recognition is its ability to become heavily involved in environmental conservation to help protect mother nature.
Other famous stars talk about the downsides of fame
Harrison Ford is just one of many celebrities who have spoken about their aversion to fame. Billie Eilish regrets losing her teenage years as the young star rose to fame. Kylie Jenner, Amanda Seyfried and Megan Fox agree that anxiety and being judged are major downsides to fame. Many other stars, including Brad Pitt and Robert Pattinson, are in the same corner as Ford and agree that the loss of privacy is the worst part of being in the spotlight.
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