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Spain’s Javier Bardem: I will not go to the US
• Bardem: 'I don’t want to be a superstar.'
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SPANISH Bond star Javier Bardem has snubbed a move to America, saying it is ‘unpleasant’ to be a celebrity in the US.
The Oscar-winning actor, who starred in Skyfall and No Country for Old Men, said: “I don’t want that kind of stardom where you have the pressure of being a star 24 hours a day.
“Being a celebrity in America is unpleasant. It is too high a price to pay for doing a job. In Europe we have well-known actors, but it’s nothing compared to the American ‘star’ thing, which is absolutely crazy.”
Bardem, who is married to Spain’s most famous actress Penelope Cruz, even finds stardom irritating in his native country, adding: “When fame invaded my life in Spain I couldn’t walk around without some guy telling me stupid things. So I try to avoid the celebrity trap.
“My job is public. I don’t want to be a superstar.”
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