There isn’t a day that goes by when we don’t read or hear something about the famous Hollywood celebrity, Robert Pattinson. The 27-year-old actor is one of the most in-demand young stars in Hollywood – he has played a pivotal role in some of the most high-profile movies of recent years, and has been featured in many print and online magazines. It seems like every other celebrity website and magazine is featuring some sort of write-up, interview, or photo shoot about the talented and charming young man.
Pattinson’s life is always appearing in some form of media, and with all the recent publicity comes a lot of attention from the paparazzi – a swarm of photographers who trail celebrities around the world, trying to get pictures of them living their best life. It would be an understatement to say that being followed by photographers is not something that most people would find attractive.
So if you’re ever planning on meeting the charming Robert Pattinson, it’s imperative that you learn how to deal with the paparazzi. Here’s how.
One of the best things you can do for yourself if you want to avoid the paparazzi is to stay out of their way – don’t go where they’re going, don’t do things they might see you doing, and try not to be noticed. If you do these simple things, it will be a whole lot easier to stay away from the limelight and have a normal life. People will forget about you, and you will be able to enjoy the benefits of being a low-profile celebrity – no photographers, no reporters, and no intrusive fans.
If you want to be seen by as few people as possible, it’s also a good idea to avoid big cities – they’re bound to have a lot of people walking around with their smartphones, taking photos of everything and anything, and probably won’t even notice you if you want to be left alone.
Tell Them To Shut Up
Another thing you can do to avoid attention from the paparazzi is to tell them to shut up. A lot of times this can be really hard to do, but if you want to keep your private life private, telling the media to leave you alone is the simplest solution. You don’t have to like the media much, but you should at least respect their right to report on you – they are professionals, and they will do their best to be objective and not make things up just to get you in their crosshairs. If you want to be left alone, don’t be afraid to tell them to stop talking about you, or to ask them to leave you alone if they start acting up. You’ll be doing yourself a favor in the long run – they might not even bother coming back if they know you don’t want to be bothered.
Change Your Lifestyle
Another way to avoid being noticed by the paparazzi is to change your lifestyle. In today’s world, it’s easy to be watched even when you don’t want to be – the technology has been around for years to allow people to follow your every move through a smartphone, and with so many people carrying around devices that are practically essential to functioning, it’s quite likely that you’ll appear in some photo somewhere whether you want to or not. So it’s a good idea to do things that will make you less appealing to the paparazzi – don’t go around with cameras in your back, don’t flaunt your expensive taste in clothing, and try to stay away from nightclubs and parties.
Another thing you can do to stay unnoticed by the paparazzi is to use stealth. A lot of times, just going about your business as usual will do – if they don’t know you’re a celebrity, they won’t be looking for you, and you won’t end up in the spotlight.
There are times when stealth isn’t a great idea – if you’re trying to avoid a paparazzi ambush, going about your day like normal isn’t a good idea, as you won’t be able to change your appearance convincingly enough to make them forget about you. In these cases, you’ll need to come up with a different plan – if you want to avoid the limelight, sometimes it’s necessary to be more creative, work together with a professional, or use technology to help you disappear. A good photographer will be able to help you out of a tight spot, and if not, you’ll need to find a way to deal with it yourself – either that, or change your lifestyle and avoid big cities altogether.
Finally, you can use technology to your advantage. Even if you do everything else correctly, being followed around by photographers is still unpleasant – the best way to deal with it is by using a service that will notify you when they’re nearby and allow you to change your appearance as much as you want, without leaving home. You won’t even need to change your name, as they will take care of all the legal paperwork relating to your new identity, so long as you have a valid passport and visa.
There is a way you can get out of this situation without using any of the above methods – you can ask people not to take your picture, or you can post a sign in a public place that says “public areas/events/places prohibited without my express permission” – in most cases, this will make them stop following you without you having to say a word. If you want to keep your private life private, you can also set your phone to “private mode” so that only people you choose can view your calls and texts, and you can turn off “friends’ faces” so that only people you choose can see your friends’ profile pictures.
While all of the above suggestions are great for avoiding the paparazzi, it is not always possible, especially if you want to keep your celebrity career. Sometimes they’re just too determined to get a picture of you, and there’s nothing you can do to change their minds other than suck it up and deal with it – while you’re in the limelight, it’s always better to be famous for being famous rather than for being a celebrity, so here are some tips on how to deal with paparazzi when they’re determined to get a picture of you.
Invoke Legal Action
If any of the above suggestions don’t work, and you see that they’re relentless in their pursuit of you, it’s time to pull out the big guns. You can contact your local paper and tell them you wish to remain anonymous, or you can contact a lawyer and have them take care of the matter. It’s a good idea to do some research online before you make any calls, as there are a lot of lawyers out there, and not all of them are created equal. Make sure you’re hiring someone reputable who has experience in this field and is familiar with the legalities surrounding celebrity scandals.
Unfortunately, lawsuits are not something that will make the paparazzi disappear – they will continue to hound you until you decide to settle, or you win the case. It’s a good idea to prepare yourself for the fact that they might continue to follow you around, as it could be a while before the matter is finally resolved. If you want to keep your private life private, this is one of the easiest ways to do it – if you prepare the right way for this eventuality, it will be much easier to remain calm and collected, and allow yourself to focus on your work.
Another thing you can do to deal with paparazzi is to try to remain calm and composed – it’s a good idea to prepare your answer to the inevitable question “So, Robert Pattinson, what do you think of the photographers pursuing you daily?” This is something you will have to answer a lot, so prepare yourself to do it nicely. You can either lie and say it’s not a big deal, or you can say that you don’t mind and thank them for their interest. You don’t need to convince them that you don’t want to be photographed, but you can show that you’re not upset or worried about it. In any case, maintaining a calm demeanor will make you seem more like a normal person, and give you an advantage in negotiations – it also allows you to avoid over-reacting, which could potentially make things worse.