In a new interview with The Independent, Javier Bardem maintains that there are no benefits to being a celebrity. Chief among his complaints is the fact that actors must talk about their personal lives to the media, a fact that he says “brings some other pressure and expectation that maybe a movie doesn’t deserve. It can help in some ways, but not in others. There is nothing perfect.”
The Oscar®-winning actor also discussed his belief that acting is one of the toughest jobs to have. “I do a job and am lucky enough to do a job that I love, but it is a hard one,” he said. “I’m not saying it is as hard as working in a coal mine, but it is still difficult in a different way. Sometimes you have to go through very strong emotional journeys and then come back to yourself and that can be difficult to control.”
Do you agree with Javier Bardem’s perspectives on celebrity status and the difficulty inherent in acting?