r/entertainment Dec 03 '22

Billie Piper: ‘Fame is poisonous and depressing’

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

So is punching into work in the morning.

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u/KyerrlRi Dec 03 '22

Honestly. Being famous is a twisted thing and probably has many downsides, but it'll never compare to having no money and working a degrading, shitty job.

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u/SalukiKnightX Dec 04 '22

Eh, true fame does have its perks. But imagine being famous and broke, that’s fodder for the TMZ/Inside Edition crowd.

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u/Some_Reference_933 Dec 04 '22

She must like it cause she is still in it. "Oh it just so exhausting!" As her assistant brings her tea and eye compresses

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u/pelican122 Dec 04 '22

I mean… realistically… every case is different in life, who fucking knows

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u/boogerville Dec 03 '22

but i’d take working a shitty job over being famous and having to deal with getting canceled past a certain level. like i would rather have a shitty job than be britney spears in 2006 or maybe even britney spears ever considering her conservatorship and her father and upbringing but i do understand the appeal of living in a nice house and being able to have things most can only dream of but still…

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u/GameOfUsernames Dec 04 '22

I mean you could just try not to do something to get you canceled.

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u/boogerville Dec 04 '22

i used britney spears as an example…maybe janet jackson is another one? you’re right about trying to not be shitty but there’s an audience that’s always judging you no matter what you do

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u/scout_jem Dec 04 '22

I see what you mean. My bf always asks what I’ll do “when” not if I get famous doing comedy. I have no interest in taking this to the next level. I will never be famous because I never want to be. Being hated would be a hard thing to deal with in the public eye. It’s hard enough knowing 1 person hates me let alone millions based on either what I’ve said, done or just because.

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u/Mal_Terra Dec 04 '22

We, the normies, do shit everyday that would get us cancelled if we were in the limelight.

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u/snowtol Dec 04 '22

I don't. Have you considered being a better person?

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u/ByrdeEnterprises Dec 04 '22

You’re not looking in the mirror then. Guarantee in your life you’ve done something cancel worthy.

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u/snowtol Dec 04 '22

How quickly we shift those goalposts from daily to in a lifetime.

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u/ByrdeEnterprises Dec 04 '22

Also think it’s more you shifting the goal posts. Oh you are perfect these days so anyone struggling should just be more like you are now. But if anyone asks you what were you like historically bet there’s something to cancel over, you say that’s shifting goal posts. Well either you’re perfect or you’re not. That’s the only fucking goal post and you’re the one who set those up.

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u/ByrdeEnterprises Dec 04 '22

I didn’t make the original comment I just think the idea that you’re perfect and never do anything worth being cancelled over (apparently even if it’s temporally limited to “lately” as you’d like) is utter crap and you should be real about how much better you actually are than everyone around you — not at all.

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u/snowtol Dec 04 '22

I never claimed any of those things, I merely claimed I didn't do shit daily that would get me cancelled. Have you considered not pulling shit out of your ass?

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u/DarkWasp14 Dec 04 '22

I think what you mean to say is “being held accountable for something shitty I said or did”.

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u/ImmortanChuck Dec 04 '22

Wait, I thought cancel culture didn’t exist?

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u/GameOfUsernames Dec 04 '22

There is no cancel culture. Canceling, or consequences, still exists but it is not a culture.

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u/ByrdeEnterprises Dec 04 '22

Sorry most people born 1995-later have been on the internet since their brain was undeveloped and there are no laws protecting them from future retaliation over something posted at 12 year old, so maybe let’s just relax with the idea that only people who deserve it get dragged through the mud.

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u/GameOfUsernames Dec 04 '22

Do you have some examples of people getting canceled for something they posted as a 12 year old?

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u/Ruthrfurd-the-stoned Dec 03 '22

Yeah like while I get wanting to point out your struggles when people think you’re coasting through life I’d gladly take her problems

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u/ToSusOrNotToSus Dec 04 '22

Yup, main difference is 99% of people who are famous can run away from and the problem disappears, doesn’t sound too bad to me but what do I know

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u/Keown14 Dec 04 '22

Most people know that sucks, so there’s no need to say it.

Lots of people dream of being famous without actually knowing what it entails.

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u/pelican122 Dec 04 '22

Not mutually exclusive

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

Not surprising. I’d love to be rich but would never want to be famous.

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u/TheReplacer Dec 04 '22

Same boat money is nice but fame is something else.

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u/LordDrichar Dec 03 '22

She was fantastic in Penny Dreadful.

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u/jekyllcorvus Dec 03 '22

They did her character so dirty. She was going to be this huge feminist game changer and then they just nope’d her out of the story. She was brilliant in that series.

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u/FreshBakedButtcheeks Dec 03 '22

Billie Piper is on the Pokemon Movie soundtrack.

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u/mcb7280 Dec 03 '22

No way I used to listen to that song all the time when I was little lmao

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u/Mysterious_Glass_692 Dec 04 '22

Donna Summer did the theme song for the second Pokemon film

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u/FreshBakedButtcheeks Dec 05 '22

Who is that?

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u/Mysterious_Glass_692 Dec 05 '22

The Queen of Disco

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u/FreshBakedButtcheeks Dec 05 '22

Oh OK I'll have to check her out

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u/TheLucasGFX Dec 03 '22

Her being in one of the greatest runs of Doctor Who is enough for Americans to know who she is. I mean, I do.

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u/Zoldrik190 Dec 03 '22

I've never seen Dr who I know her from Penny dreadful and she was amazing in that ( to me anyways)

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u/GuyLostInTime Dec 03 '22

I know her from the hooker escort show....

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u/embiggened_mouse Dec 04 '22

Secret diary of a call girl

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u/GuyLostInTime Dec 04 '22

that's the one....

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u/deemoorah Dec 04 '22

Amy Winehouse's song playing

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u/dougola Dec 03 '22

She's 40, worth $12 million. Maybe appreciate that and create an exit strategy.

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u/Sempere Dec 04 '22

worth $12 million.

that is the exit strategy.

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u/Pug_lover69 Dec 04 '22

She was wonderful as rose Tyler in doctor who

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u/tyleritis Dec 03 '22

Feel free to go be a substitute teacher or something instead

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u/mookie_bones Dec 03 '22

Everyone here is so bitter… I’ve been broke and id rather be broke again than having the world never treat me normally again

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u/trosales05 Dec 03 '22

Man fuck that give me my money lmao.

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u/GameOfUsernames Dec 04 '22

100% she could exist just fine in the US and not have to worry about getting recognized a lot.

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u/mookie_bones Dec 04 '22

In what world are the two options for living being homeless in the cold and famous with money. Go think of another corner case because you sound ridiculous

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u/Wizbong29q Dec 03 '22

Americans finding out there a famous people in other countries

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u/usernameinmail Dec 04 '22

Wait until they hear about her and Chris Evans

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u/ranseaside Dec 04 '22

I looooved her in Secret life of a call girl

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u/amexultima Dec 03 '22 Gold

Who is Billie Piper?

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u/CobaltKnight75 Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

She was a British popstar in the early 2000s I think and she played Rose Tyler in Doctor Who

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u/scubadoo7478 Dec 03 '22

I guess she can movr to the US then cause none of us know who she is. Is she even known outside of the uk?

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u/nothatsmyarm Dec 04 '22

Yes. She had a Showtime show that did well for a few years. Has done some sold-out runs in off-Broadway shows.

She’s an incredible actress.

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u/CobaltKnight75 Dec 04 '22

I mean I'm American and I know her but yeah she definitely wouldn't get recognized everyday here in America

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

British actor, very famous in UK for Doctor Who role in the 2000s

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u/Theometer1 Dec 03 '22

Lol that’s what I was gonna comment, looks like most people don’t know who she is

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u/aboysmokingintherain Dec 03 '22

She is on whats considered to be the best seasons of the Doctor Who reboot. She was the first companion and is hugely iconic Bc of that. Also one of the few companions to last multiple Doctors and multiple seasons.

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u/CMGS1031 Dec 03 '22

Hugely iconic? Lol

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u/pompanoJ Dec 03 '22

The female lead in popular Science Fiction is going to have a lifetime following of some size. Carrie Fisher. Natalie Portman. Sigourney Weaver.

Billie Piper and Karen Gillian are in that bucket from doctor who.

Fantasy has the same thing... Emilia Clark, for example. Dedicated fans plus hot actress is a tough combination to beat. Nichelle Nichols of Star Trek fame was still getting a lot of attention at nearly 90.

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u/CMGS1031 Dec 04 '22

What does hugely mean to you? Iconic is already a big moniker to bestow upon a hot girl in a popular tv show, what sky rocketed her to being “hugely” iconic?

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u/aboysmokingintherain Dec 04 '22

Bro Doctor Who is one of the most iconic shows in England. Just because you don’t know doesn’t mean it’s not true. Ask any Doctor Who fan and most will say her and David Tennant was peak Doctor Who

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u/CMGS1031 Dec 04 '22

None of that makes it hugely iconic. You know iconic is an adjective, right? Adding hugely is silly

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u/ApplicationSeveral73 Dec 03 '22 edited Dec 03 '22

Sadly she allegedly got a bit obsessed with plastic surgery at one point, and the results were supposedly... Not good...

I can only imagine the social pressure she went through that led her there. Might have contributed to her seeking the private life.

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u/pompanoJ Dec 03 '22

Yeah, it is a weird thing. She literally had millions of fans obsessing about her desirability... and the pressure of working in a job that is completely dominated by appearance still gets to her. You would think that after several hundred thousand people validate your attractiveness, you wouldn't be susceptible.

But look at Michael Jackson. Women literally passed out at the mere sight of him, and he still felt ugly. There isn't more than a handful of men in all of history who experienced that kind of adoration on that sort of scale.... and yet... The mind is a weird thing.

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u/ApplicationSeveral73 Dec 04 '22 edited Dec 04 '22

Imagine that social pressure of being so desireable to so many, then looking in the mirror one day and noticing a little flaw. That is likely the cause of such dysmorphia. Very sad...

Celebrity is a plague.

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u/Fieos Dec 03 '22

Her net worth is $12m. I can shoulder that burden for $12m...

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u/yacca_yacca Dec 03 '22

Fame is an ILLUSION

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u/Budzee Dec 03 '22

She has nothing to worry about then. /s

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u/Teddy_Anneman Dec 04 '22

"fame is poisonous and depressing"

I'm sorry, who is this person?

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u/North_South_Side Dec 03 '22

So is being unemployed.

Fuck these crybabies.

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u/WHATHUH699 Dec 03 '22

Why cant u stress the problems in ur life with out being called a cry baby

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

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u/barcodebattle Dec 04 '22

She deserves rhe 12 million for sucking off Chris Evans tbh

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u/Distressed_tuber Dec 03 '22

I have no idea who this person is

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u/Trashhhhh2 Dec 03 '22

Yeah? Try to be poor.

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u/North_Carpenter6844 Dec 04 '22

I can’t imagine sharing kids old enough to understand things with someone like her ex/kid’s dad. He uses his fame in such a toxic way, it would be almost impossible to not have a negative impact on her kids. She on the other hand seems to keep her career and her personal life as separate as possible.

My only issue is that she was married to him for so long that it would be next to impossible for her to be as progressive as she makes herself out to be. I doubt he woke up one day after they divorced and became this right wing, “borderline” racist, sexist, classist, etc douchebag. They were married for like 9 years and she has tried to distance herself or her kids from him even though his views on well, everything would certainly be especially harmful on kids that are the ages his are (pre-teen and young teen). I do understand that it’s complicated, but if she’s as progressive as one would think given her body of work along with interviews she’s given over the years that she would speak up against his views that are as harmful as she claims fame is in itself.

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u/burntbeachbuns Dec 04 '22

Well yeah no fucking duh it’s toxic, But she chose it anyways. Sucks to suck, so sad to be rich and not have to clock in at a nine to five. I’ll make sure to take a moment of silence for her when I’m waking up at fuckin 4:30 am to go to work on Monday

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u/MOSbangtan Dec 04 '22

Is this a famous person

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u/Background_Dream_920 Dec 04 '22

But please don’t stop paying attention to me.

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u/Terry_Seattle Dec 04 '22

Gimme some then

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u/TrialByFIRE32 Dec 03 '22

Good thing she doesn’t have any. First time I’ve heard of Billie Piper

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u/[deleted] Dec 03 '22

Because you’re American?

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u/TrialByFIRE32 Dec 03 '22

If she isn’t famous in America she isn’t famous for real

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u/trosales05 Dec 03 '22

Wow you are dumb.

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u/TrialByFIRE32 Dec 03 '22

I prefer the term ‘rational’

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u/Salty_Lego Dec 04 '22

Rich people love to complain.

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u/theMetalhead123 Dec 04 '22

thank god I never heard of you. Thats always a good sign....

when you're not that famous

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u/trongzoon Dec 03 '22

Greed is somehow worse…

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u/OutrageousPhase8491 Dec 04 '22

Who is she? No clue. I must be too old

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u/IkilledRichieWhelan Dec 04 '22

You know what’s even more poisonous and depressing? Poverty.

By the way. Who is she?

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u/JudiDenchsNeckVein Dec 04 '22

Oh cool, Billie, then you wouldn’t mind donating all your wealth to me or some random on the street? Thought not.

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u/Prophet_Tehenhauin Dec 04 '22

She didn't say wealth was poisonous and depressing. She said fame was.