Why Fame Shouldn’t Make Celebs Lose Their Privacy – Actress Gloria Young Reveals
Many celebrities have blamed their status as the reason their private matters are usually public subjects of discussion. 95">
However, Gloria Young, the Nollywood actress, has revealed why it shouldn’t be so.
According to the 56-year-old award-winning actress, being a celebrity comes with certain responsibilities, and as a public figure, with some cautions.
Speaking on On celebs who complain about losing their privacy due to fame, Young said, “It depends on what they are doing in their privacy. It is already a given that one doesn’t just walk into people’s houses, whether they are famous or not. My house is where I have to be myself. On losing my privacy, I think I have gone beyond that. I think it is the singles that are more focused on that. I have never had an issue with that.
“I don’t like people noticing me. I go to the market and the sellers charge me more once they know it is me. I already have specific people I buy things from. What some people do not understand is that when one is a celebrity, it is a huge responsibility. One has to be on one’s best behaviour at all times.”
The ‘Shadows’ star actress also said actors now focus more on money other than professionalism.
Gloria added that what is lacking in young actors is professionalism, she said, “Some people think I am a veteran, but I am not. I met people like Joke Silva, Taiwo Ajai-Lycett, and Olu Jacobs in the industry. If one calls that set of actors veterans, will I also be called that? Is it because of my age or because of how long I have spent in the industry? Those people have been there longer. I will actually say that I am in between. One of the things I ‘met’ in the industry was that they were very professional. They were focused on getting things right. For them, it was more about the passion for the job, rather than the money.
“Now, people focus more on money. I guess it is because of the state of the economy. We all have to eat. However, this is the time for certain things and everyone needs to step up to those things. We need all segments of Nollywood to be more professional and understand that it is not all about glamour, make-up, and looking beautiful.”
Gloria Young is a Nigerian actress and former journalist who has featured in more than 70 movies and has won the City People Movie Award for Movie Couple of the Year at the City People Entertainment Awards.