Being a superstar allegedly by word of mouth from other famous people, isn’t all it’s cracked up to be. In fact go sit down and turn on a documentary about “The Beatles”, or a James Dean. A lot of the time people see fame as a crutch. A majority of those who get in the business subconsciously do it to fulfill a hole residing in the depths of their soul. A great example of this is the beloved Marilyn Monroe. When breaking down her mental illness, and the life she lived as a child, it’s of no wonder all she wanted was someone to love and adore her. Unfortunately fame is superficial and laced with the protruding question of, what can you do for me?
The idea that people actually like who you are as a person when becoming well known, is a facade. It’s a fantasy on both sides of the spectrum. For one, the studio or now social media, and agencies take time in crafting you from malleable stone into the fantasy they desire for you to emulate on, and off the screen. An expectation from now until forever is placed on that person to completely encompass this image. When people meet you they don’t really care about your internal feelings, or what you actually think, all they want is the dream.
Keeping up with this creation can be so stressful and self deprecating. You end up wearing so many masks that become familiar, that it’s possible to lose that grounding of what’s really inside. What’s interesting psychologically to analyze is the separation incredibly famous people indulge in. Notably in one pain ridden interview close to her death, Marilyn Monroe a lot of the time referred to herself in third person. So, for those who crave that life, please think twice about all the fantastic luxurious you’re afforded by being less anonymous than those across in the crafted spotlight.
Now, as for Austin Butler who is a fairly well known actor to some, but also had his status solidified through his relationship with Vanessa Hudgens, this career choice is about to take him into the stratosphere. By playing an icon like Elvis Presely there is going to be such a diversified audience of people who adore him, that will soon be privy to who Austin is. In recent videos with the actor it is obvious he’s taken this role very seriously. From his hair, to his new found mannerisms it appears as if there’s some sort of method acting going on.
Stereotypically it has been noted that when someone is all encompassed in a role like this, there is no time for games nor love. Austin probably in order to do the best work he’s ever done, had to call it quits with Hudgens. Not out of selfishness, but out of fear. One really has to self isolate and become another person in order to get the results needed to create a masterpiece. If Austin failed and was still committed to Hudgens he’d probably feel some resentment towards her, which wouldn’t have been healthy.