OSCAR-winner Adrien Brody has already started tasting the curse of fame -
he can no longer observe people in the street.
THE PIANIST star fears his new-found fame could actually wreck his career
- because his past anonymity has helped him to develop the characters he
He explains, "Anonymity is something I've used my entire life taking
trains in New York, absorbing life. That's how I began acting. It has become
much harder for that to exist.
"I was in Miami recently and there was this wonderful old homeless woman
with a cart filled with garbage walking down the street.
"I tried to give her money and she wouldn't take the money. She obviously
didn't recognise me. I was four feet from her, right behind her, just watching
her, amazed, and here come two people who loved me in the movie and started
chatting to me
and pulled me out of it.
"I thought of anonymity in that moment: 'Oh no, this is gone. It's done.
It's harder to have.'"