Sienna Miller has admitted that lashing out at the paparazzi is hard to avoid for many celebrities.

The Edge of Love star, who shot to fame once she began dating Jude Law, is now a greatly-respected actress but no less hounded by the tabloid press.

And having made the headlines recently over her breakup with Rhys Ifans, Miller has explained that press attention can be difficult to handle.

Speaking on Friday Night with Jonathan Ross, she said: "If you take away the cameras, it's weird.

"They shout 'slut'. They do things that you'll react to, and I'm defensive, they do provoke you, it's not fun."

Like many celebrities, the 26-year-old is repeatedly followed by the paparazzi, with Otis Ferry - son of Roxy Music frontman Bryan Ferry - in court recently after stealing the car keys of a snapper who had pursued he and Miller away from a club.

However Miller, a graduate of the Lee Strasberg Institute in New York, said she avoids reading the papers if she can help it.

And when asked about the reporting of her split with Ifans, she said: "I hear it's been a bad week."

"There'll be grains of truth, but it's massively exaggerated," she added.

Miller can currently be seen alongside Keira Knightley and Matthew Rhys in The Edge of Love.


21/06/2008 00:01:01