Oscar winner Charlize Theron has blasted celebrities who constantly court media attention - branding their attitude "ugly".
The actress is sick of fame-obsessed stars, insisting she finds it "sad" to see people strive to be paparazzi fodder.
She tells Britain's GQ magazine, "It comes across as this really sad need for approval. I've heard people make comments like, 'You don't really want to be in the tabloids but you need to be for your career'. They believe it's actually important. It's not. It's ugly.
And the star angrily refutes suggestions actors should welcome the tabloid attention - insisting it isn't her job to provide stories for celebrity publications.
She adds, "People say, 'That's your job.' It really isn't, actually. It's not my job to go out there and make an ass out of myself.
Theron also hits out at stars who spread their personal lives over the pages of glossy magazines.
She growls, "Like, your life belongs to us now? That's the deal? I didn't get that memo. It wasn't sent to me and I didn't sign it. So, f**k you."