Clive Owen - Clive Owen Hates Being Famous

Clive Owen hates being famous.

The 47-year-old actor insists he didn't get into Hollywood for the fame and admits it was difficult to adjust to his newfound celebrity status when he first rose to notoriety in 1990 with ITV drama 'Chancer'.

Clive told the Mail on Sunday's Live magazine: ''I never wanted to be a movie star. And I didn't become an actor to become famous. I genuinely didn't. It was always theatre for me.

'''Chancer' was a baptism of fire. It's very weird to go from obscurity to suddenly being in newspapers.

''When somebody is hot, everyone wants a piece of it. If you explode onto the scene at a very young age, there are so many people pulling you in different directions.

''It takes time to recalibrate and see what's important.''

The down-to-earth 'Closer' star - who has worked with an impressive list of A-list leading ladies including Keira Knightley, Angelina Jolie and Nicole Kidman - maintains that he doesn't get star-struck by famous actors, only his sporting heroes.

The football fanatic mused: ''I never think of meeting actors. I think of the times I've met footballers.''

He added that the biggest star of all in his eyes is rock legend David Bowie, who he has met several times.

Clive said: ''I got very tongue-tied. It's like meeting somebody that you feel you've known for so long - it's difficult.

''I often think he inspired me to get into acting as much as any actor.''


Contactmusic

Tags: Clive Owen - Angelina Jolie - David Bowie - Keira Knightley - Nicole Kidman


Editors Recommendations

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

It looks like AC/DC fans can breathe a sigh of relief, because rumors of the band’s...

No, AC/DC Are Not Splitting Up After All. Probably.

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

Miley Cyrus has had it rough this week, as the star has been hospitalized for a severe allergic...

Allergic Reaction To Blame For Miley Cyrus' Cancelled Tuesday Gig

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

‘Transcendence’ is a stern Springtime test for Johnny Depp; the 50-year-old actor mooted...

'Transcendence': Negative Reviews For Johnny Depp's 'Lone Ranger' Comeback

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's "Fast & Furious 7" Scenes

The team behind Fast & Furious 7 has come up with a untraditional solution to finish...

Paul Walker's Brothers Brought In By Universal To Complete Late Actor's

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Let’s get the spoiler alert out of the way first: if you haven’t seen Season 4 Episode 2...

Game of Thrones' Jack Gleeson On Joffrey, Screen Deaths And His Indefinite Retirement

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

We're not sure what everyone was watching on Sunday night, but the season seven premiere...

Why Did Nobody Watch The 'Mad Men' Season 7 Premiere?

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

New television series Fargo premiered last night on FX, giving American audiences...

The Next 'Breaking Bad'? 'Fargo' Ep. 1 Is A Must-See [Video]

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

A member of the Lohan family has ran into trouble with the law, yet again...

Lindsay Lohan's Mother, Dina, Loses Driving Licence After Pleading Guilty To DUI

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers

“I did not kill my wife!” exclaims Ben Affleck in the first official trailer for David Fincher’s...

The First 'Gone Girl' Trailer is Weird And Different To Other Trailers


More recommendations

Comments

Clive Owen Newsletter

Subscribe to this news alert service to receive news and reviews on Clive Owen

Unsubscribe | Unsubscribe All