These 5 celebrities don’t believe in putting their private lives out in public. While some might have spoken openly about their lives in the past, others have always kept their real lives under wraps and don’t talk about their relationships or anything that doesn’t relate to their work when they’re quizzed by interviewers. Some just don’t believe it’s relevant to the job they’re doing and don’t see why they need to get personal for other people’s entertainment. Others just don’t want their children or other half thrown into the spotlight for no reason because of them. They’re all looking to keep a small part of their lives to themselves so that only they can enjoy it.
Alex doesn’t answer questions about his private life and will only talk about his latest film: “I’m very vague with my past… I try to be how I would want my idols to be. I don’t want to know about Paul Newman, because that’ll ruin the magic of the movies. So I said to myself, after I did Stormbreaker, ‘I’m going to shut away, I’m going to lock up, and I will promote my movies.’ And if you ask me any question about my movies I will give you the most honest answer. But apart from that I will never speak about anything.”
Eva doesn’t understand why interviewers try to learn so much about her when she wants to only talk about her work: “There’s no mystery anymore. It’s like they (reporters) want to know if you had diarrhea in the morning or if you have sex with your partner onscreen. I’m not the best (at interviews)… I’m always scared of words in real life, if they’re not on a page in a script. To talk about myself, I feel like, ‘Oh, my god…’ The movie should speak for itself. I know it’s very pretentious to say that. It’s part of the game I suppose… It’s weird when journalists ask you, ‘So what don’t we know about you?’ I like playing a character and I feel like it’s indecent to reveal too much. It’s none of people’s business.”
Johnny Depp learned from Marlon Brando to keep his quiet about his private life: “I had done some television interview, and they asked about my family life and kids. I talked about how I’m a proud father and how much I love my kids and how they’re fun and what we do and how it’s great. I was thinking that if in 25, 35 years my kids watch old footage, I’d be proud for them to see their dad saying how much he loves them. Well, the show aired, and I get a phone call: ‘What the f**k are you doing?’ I said, ‘Marlon, what are you talking about?’ He said, ‘That’s none of their business!’ I tried to say, ‘Marlon, listen, man, I only wanted my kids to…’ And it was like he gave me this sort of once-over. ‘You don’t do it, man. That’s your world and it’s nobody else’s business. It’s not anybody’s entertainment.’ And he was right.”
Kim doesn’t like her relationships to be put in the spotlight: ”We love doing our reality show, and it’s opened doors for us to have clothing lines and to do things we’ve always dreamt of. So it comes with the territory and we know that. But as I get older and go through certain things, it’s made me want to be more of a private person. I don’t think I would stop doing the reality show – I love doing it – but I wouldn’t have another relationship shown on the show. That might be too personal, especially when you’re just meeting someone. It’s taught me to be more private.”
Salma thinks that while some people can gain from putting their personal lives out there, she isn’t interested: “Let’s face it, you can become very popular by exploiting your personal life – it can really work for you. But you make a choice. This way it feels real because you don’t constantly have the need to say, ‘Oh, I am so loved’, or ‘in love’ or ‘look how great, look how cute, look how happy I am’. Instead you have something that’s yours. I find (other celebrity couples) uninteresting as well. Sometimes I’ll have to put up with my girlfriends’ dramas that I’ve been listening to since we were teenagers – ‘And then he did this and then he did that.’ And I’m thinking, ‘My God, this is going to take an hour.’ Imagine wanting to read about the dramas of people that I don’t even know! I don’t get it.”