Out of idle curiosity, I just spent a few minutes browsing entertainment news sites, absorbing the wild media frenzy that’s all over the next Twilight movie, New Moon, and I actually can’t help but feel somewhat sorry for Pattinson and Stewart and the rest of them (but mostly those two). Frankly, it’s almost frightening just how obsessed the entertainment media is over this whole franchise to begin with.
There are uncountable photographs out there — taken with super-expensive telephoto lenses — that seemingly poke into every single private moment. I can’t imagine having to be on one’s guard all the time, just in case there’s a paparazzo (or more) lurking around. *shudder*
But then, I’m a rather private person, myself. I can’t even imagine putting myself into their shoes, being hounded and photographed all the time. Yeesh. No wonder (some of) these people can’t have normal lives. The rest of us won’t let them. Pretty sad, actually.
It’s probably a good thing that writers aren’t hounded like that. Unless one’s name and face are very recognizable — a la Stephen King, or such. Anonymity can be a good thing.
(Ha. She says, knowing full well that fame of Mr. King’s caliber is a million light-years away…*sigh* Oh, well. But that doesn’t mean I’d turn it down if it came knocking, though… *ggg*)