Celebs sound stupid when talking about playing ‘normal’ people

“Stars — they’re just like us!” Us Weekly has been insisting for almost 20 years in its common function. 

But the reality is, when a glittering Hollywood actor descends from Mount Olympus to mingle with us normals, it’s an unbearably strenuous expertise for them that they can not shut up about.

A-listers desperately want you to know that they’re about as very like us as a pile of diamonds on a personal seashore in Fiji is.

Matt Damon is the most recent offender, taking up the a part of a plaid-loving Oklahoma oil rig employee within the new film “Stillwater,” out Friday. When it premiered this month on the Cannes Film Festival, Damon mentioned his preparation for the half and seemed like St. Francis of Assisi assembly Italy’s poor.

“Being invited into their homes, into a backyard barbecue, a guitar comes out and they start singing church songs,” he said at a press conference. “They all have goatees, the sun shades. They’re not six-pack ab guys, however they’re sturdy.

“It was really eye-opening for me.” 

Eye-opening? What — that the remainder of us don’t eat all our meals at Nobu or have full-time private trainers to excellent our abdominals? The actor additionally insisted his character would’ve voted for President Trump, had his time spent in jail not prevented him from going to the poll field.

“They’re in the oil business, of course he voted for Trump,” Damon stated. “These guys don’t apologize for who they are.”

Of course! As Damon is now the Dr. Jane Goodall of Midwesterners, he would know higher than the precise people.

Frances McDormand would really like you to know she labored precise jobs to get able to play Fern in “Nomadland.”
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Another actor who’s deeply in contact with the unwashed plenty is Frances McDormand, who has won a mere three Oscars. Married to famed director Joel Coen, who has received a mere 4 Oscars, she lives in a small seashore city in California that she described in a hilarious New York Times interview.

“I get to live my more authentic self here,” she stated. “And I don’t have to pretend to be anybody else.” McDormand, in contrast to this interview suggests, doesn’t reside in a hermitage within the Chinese mountains. Her house is about an hour away from San Francisco.

To put together for her position in “Nomadland” as Fern, a lady who excursions the nation in a van after falling on arduous instances, she oh-so-selflessly labored the common jobs her character did.

“Harvesting beets I did not enjoy because it’s really back-breaking work,” she told USA Today. She additionally clocked in at an Amazon warehouse. “I love repetitive work like that. Would I want to do it all the time? No.”

Well, Frances, the nice factor is you don’t should. Unlike the real-life nomads who “didn’t know” you’re an actor, you’re a multi-millionairess. With three Oscars.

Kevin Bacon faced the agony of going to high school for a single day before he started filming "Footloose."
Kevin Bacon confronted the agony of going to highschool for a single day earlier than he began filming “Footloose.”
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A favourite day-tripper is Kevin Bacon. Sure, in 1984 he wasn’t the world’s most well-known man, however he had starred in “Friday the 13th” and the Mickey Rourke film “Diner.” Not precisely obscure off-Broadway performs.

To ease into his greatest position ever, as Ren in “Footloose,” Bacon went to highschool in Utah — for an entire day!

“The only people that knew that I was an actor was the principal and maybe the guidance counselor,” he said at a Variety event. “The teachers didn’t know. The students didn’t know.”

Yes, I’m positive not a single certainly one of these college students ever noticed your iconic homicide scene in “Friday the 13th,” Kev. His bleary-eyed classmates, he claims, had been even imply to him.

“It was terrifying. I got a real insight into literally how to play this part,” Bacon stated. “It was exactly like the movie because some kids gave me a hard time, made fun of me, made fun of my hair, made fun of my clothing. I was dressed and looked like the character. Some of the girls giggled and formed little groups and would whisper about me.”

The horror! At least he was ready depart such mundanity behind to return to life as a well-compensated, adored Hollywood star. 

When Glenn Close, God bless her, received able to play Mamaw in “Hillbilly Elegy,” for which she obtained her eighth Oscar nod, she didn’t transfer right into a trailer park and conceal her id from her neighbors — she watched some movies and requested the individual’s household a number of questions.

“We had a portrait of Mamaw, we had wonderful input from the family, very specific input, and video that gave her great energy [and] essence,” she told Yahoo.

See? Close didn’t deal with Kentuckians like zoo animals after which go on a self-satisfied press tour proclaiming “I am different from them!” She’s a Hollywood actress we are able to all get behind.

Then once more, in eight tries, she’s by no means received an Oscar. Maybe attempt flipping burgers for a day, Glenn.

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