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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #30 on: November 02, 2010, 05:01:06 PM »
I attended a party with members of a NFL team. No one asked for autographs. We just had some drinks and talked, just like any other party. IMO, that's the way it should be.

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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #31 on: November 02, 2010, 05:04:04 PM »
I see this as she is a student and her "job" is an actress. Just like a retail worker doesn't want to be out and about on thier own time and be expected to help random people in different shops find things she doesn't want to be "Emma Watson actress" when she is trying to do her chem homework.

Just because someone works as an actress doesn't mean she is required to give up her entire personal life for the whim of people who watch the movies.  My dentisit doesn't have to do spot exams at the nieghborhood block party either.
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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #32 on: November 02, 2010, 05:14:24 PM »

Just because someone works as an actress doesn't mean she is required to give up her entire personal life for the whim of people who watch the movies.  My dentisit doesn't have to do spot exams at the nieghborhood block party either.

I do have a doctor friend that doesn't tell people that he is a doctor.  Too many people that already know his career ask him for medical advice. 

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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #33 on: November 02, 2010, 06:06:42 PM »
I see nothing wrong here.

I especially don't think that doing an interview with Vogue in any way gives up her right to a bit of privacy.  So I think that the "wants it both ways" is being very unfair to her. 

I did later say that perhaps that wasn't the best wording.

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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #34 on: November 03, 2010, 12:46:21 AM »
I see nothing wrong here.

I especially don't think that doing an interview with Vogue in any way gives up her right to a bit of privacy.  So I think that the "wants it both ways" is being very unfair to her. 

I did later say that perhaps that wasn't the best wording.

True, but others seemed to have picked up that outlook in the thread.
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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #35 on: November 03, 2010, 06:24:43 AM »
It's tough enough to be a student normally, doubly so if you are famous, whether in the real world or on campus.  Asking for autographs or snapping pics is inappropriate regardless of where she is on campus.

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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #36 on: November 03, 2010, 10:34:22 AM »
I think it speaks volumes that she's chosen to live in the dorm when she could easily afford to buy a house and live off campus.

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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #37 on: November 03, 2010, 03:46:56 PM »
I think it speaks volumes that she's chosen to live in the dorm when she could easily afford to buy a house and live off campus.

I get the impression that unlike her two main costars she's not particularly interested in a career as an actor. So it certainly makes sense that with the last of the movies coming out she'd try to get into a 'normal' routine. But until the PR for Hallows Part 2 is done she's also got obligations to the studio, like giving interviews.

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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #38 on: November 04, 2010, 10:27:12 PM »
I think it speaks volumes that she's chosen to live in the dorm when she could easily afford to buy a house and live off campus.

Genuinely curious; speaks volumes about what?  I can think of several interpretations of that action.
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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #39 on: November 04, 2010, 10:53:39 PM »
that, as much as possible she wants to experience a 'normal' college life by living in a dorm?

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« Reply #40 on: November 04, 2010, 10:57:02 PM »
that, as much as possible she wants to experience a 'normal' college life by living in a dorm?

That happens to be my interpretation as well, I just couldn't tell what Carnation's interpretation was as worded.
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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #41 on: November 06, 2010, 12:20:43 AM »
Where the line is. . . who knows.  I think autographs are fair,  following the person around like a stray puppy is not.    

Autographs are fair any time or any place?  Is it ok for someone to accost her coming out of the bathroom?  Or while she's studying?  Is she that well compensated that she's entitled to no personal time at all?  She has to be available 24/7 for autographs?

My take: Autographs and all of that are fine when she's "on duty," at an event related to her work.  Any other time, she's "off duty" and shouldn't be approached for anything.

If it is a situation where it is fair to approach a normal person with a question (time, directions, etc.) that takes the same time, then it is fair.



I don't agree.

I have people approach me for the time and directions (happens in NYC often). It's not the same level of "intrusive" that asking me for something more personal is (an autograph is pretty personal, actually).

The time of day, how to find Rockefeller Center--those have nothing to do with me. There's a serious difference in the impact if you approach me on the street, in the coffee shop, and ask me something that's connected to ME.

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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #42 on: November 06, 2010, 01:35:54 AM »
I agree with Toots, and I'm also used to being asked for directions on a regular basis.  There is a very significant difference regardless of the time involved with each request.
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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #43 on: November 07, 2010, 01:14:05 AM »
So if I was walking down the street in L.A. and I saw Willie Mitchell (my favourite hockey player), I couldn't ask him for his autograph?

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Re: Treating a Celebrity Like a "Normal" Person
« Reply #44 on: November 07, 2010, 10:12:39 AM »
There are some celebs and actors that I heard that are okay with it, but I have seen pictures on twitter when people have asked actors to take pics at stores or restaurants and they look annoyed in the pictures, so they seem to do it begrudgingly, the thing with people in high profile careers is, any bad day they may have may be plastered in magazines or on the internet. You or I have a bad day, and we don't really want to talk to people...meh no big deal, an actor may not want to deal with a fan and may be short or abrupt and they are being a "diva" it's sad.



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