Actress MANDY MOORE struggles to accept people are fascinated by her private life, but refuses to let the attention change her.

The 20-year-old brunette, who recently starred in SAVED! alongside grown up child star Macaulay Culkin, was alarmed at the frenzied media interest in her relationship with American tennis sensation Andy Roddick.

She says, "It's hard. You have to talk about yourself all the time, which is weird because I still don't know who I am yet. Having people scrutinising you and them being interested in what goes on in your day-to-day life is bizarre.

"I suppose it does make you grow up a bit faster, but I don't let it make me live my life any differently. That's really important."

30/08/2004 17:30