You better give up on your dream of posing next to Chriss Pratt, Emma Watson and the rest of the celebrities in our photo gallery above, because—girl, it ain’t gonna happen! (Photos: WENN)
“If I go out and want to do normal things, I have to be comfortable disappointing people. So I just don’t take pictures with people. Because that’s not about enjoying the moment; it’s about stealing the moment to brag about later.”—Chris Pratt
“For me, it’s the difference between being able to have a life or not. If someone takes a photograph of me and posts it, within two seconds they’ve created a marker of exactly where I am within 10 meters. They can see what I’m wearing and who I’m with. I just can’t give that tracking data.”—Emma Watson
“I don’t have a problem saying no. I know some people get really weird about that, like, ‘You’re so mean.’ But if I was really in love with someone, I wouldn’t just want a picture. I would want to hang out with them.”—Maisie Williams
“If you happen to see me out somewhere know that I’m not gonna take a picture. I’m done taking pictures. It has gotten to the point that people won’t even say hi to me or recognize me as a human, I feel like a zoo animal, and I wanna be able to keep my sanity.”—Justin Bieber
“Sometimes I’m nice, sometimes I’m in a bad mood. Like, if I’m at dinner and I’m eating and somebody wants me to stand up and take a picture, knowing that I don’t have to say yes and I can say no — that’s actually helped with my anxiety.”—Jennifer Lawrence
“The idea of, ‘This is my face and everyone needs to see it all the time,’ is so far from the privacy that people used to seek. If I’m hanging out with a friend, and they take a picture of me, it’s like, ‘Ugh.’ I mean, I hate looking at pictures of myself. It immediately takes me out of the experience.”—Amy Poehler
“I hate selfies. Seriously, you need to get out of it. I know you’re young, but selfies are bad. Just take a normal photograph.”—Prince Harry
“I get embarrassed to take pictures. That’s actually the truth. I’m so embarrassed, because people are taking pictures of me, and I just don’t know how to — I don’t know how to smile.”—Miley Cyrus
“I understand that people of note are supposedly fair game for everyone to photograph and film but that doesn’t make it acceptable.”—Lorde
“I try to say very simply to somebody: ‘I’m with my kids, have a great day’. So at least they know I’m concerned about their wellbeing and hope that they have an enjoyable day but I don’t want to steal time from my children.”—Russell Crow
As fun and glamorous as it may seem, being a celebrity is not always that easy. The world watching your every move, paparazzi following you day and night, and fans chasing you wherever you go. Ugh!
That’s why we understand why these celebrities prefer not to take pictures with their fans, because, in the words of Jennifer Lawrence, who just last week admitted to being
“incredibly rude” when she meets fans, refusing to take a selfie is a way to “defend [her] mental wellness”.
Don’t worry! There’s still plenty other
celebrities who will gladly take a photo with you. But you better give up on your dream of posing next to Chriss Pratt, Emma Watson and the rest of the celebrities in our photo gallery above, because—girl, it ain’t gonna happen!