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Although there are millions of fans who would do anything to live in their idol’s shoes for a day, these nine celebs don’t believe that fame is all it’s cracked up to be. These are some A-list stars who actually hate being the center of the attention. As hard as it may be to believe, not all celebrities enjoy being famous, especially if it entails constant camera stalking.

1. Robert Pattinson

The Twilight heartthrob could never escape the paparazzi once he starred in the blockbuster vampire series. But, Pattinson admits that fame actually made him very sick. The UK native told Premiere magazine, “I went through a big time of depression…I couldn’t go where I wanted to go. I was in the tabloids every day and I didn’t have access to the roles I really wanted. I wanted more, on every level.”

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2. Charlize Theron

The South African beauty is best known for her award winning roles in films like The Cider House Rules, Monster and North Country. But just because Theron enjoys receiving praise for her acting abilities, doesn’t mean she appreciates the other facets of fame. Theron hates being the center of attention. She said, “I don’t like this casual attitude that if you decide to be an actor then your life is up for grabs. It’s just not nice to go and get your groceries and have seven cars following you.” The Dior spokeswoman lives a fairly private life with her two adopted children.

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