Social media has offered a platform for actors to communicate with their fans. Having access to their favourite actors makes it easier for the fans to reach out to them and have a conversation. However, there still are some famous celebrities who are yet to make their social media debut.
While actors these days can easily converse with fans, it has also subjected them to open criticism from their fans which can have dire consequences for them. The women face more comments criticising them for every little thing about them; the people have stricter norms and have to receive harsh statements. It is no wonder that many women actors refuse to join the trend and avoid using social media.
Women Actors Not On Social Media
Rani Mukerji is among the top Indian actors yet she has chosen to keep away from social media. Unlike most of her contemporaries, the actor refuses to join the social media limelight. Speaking in an interview earlier, the actor mentioned that she isn’t even on the social media messaging app WhatsApp. She said, “I am not on social media, and because of this, I am happy in my space. Right now, if you look at my phone, I have no social media apps. There are only basic things like messages and phone calls. I am not even on WhatsApp.”
Rani Mukerji will be next seen in Ashima Chibber’s film Mrs Chatterjee vs Norway.
Veteran actor Rekha is a popular artist and dance who has films like Silsila, Umrao Jaan, Muqaddar Ka Sikandar to her credit. Rekha made her debut at the age of 12 in the Telugu film, Rangula Ratnam in 1966 and has since then graced the screens. While some of her contemporaries like Hema Malini have taken to the social media frenzy, the glamourous actor has stayed away from the frenzy.
The Avengers-fame actor Scarlett Johansson is well-known for her role as superhero Black Widow/Natasha Romanoff. She has also amassed popularity for her award-winning performance in Marriage Story alongside Adam Driver. However, Scar Jo isn’t available on any social media platform as she clarified in an interview back in 2016. Reportedly, the actor was subjected to a cyber attack among other celebrities which gave access to her private pictures and information to the hacker. In a 2011 interview, the actor said, “I can’t think of anything I’d rather do less than have to continuously share details of my everyday life.”
In a 2018 interview with The Wrap, Saoirse Ronan mentioned the reason behind avoiding the social media space saying, “self-promotion has always made me feel really uncomfortable.” The Lady Bird actor revealed that the space is too stressful for her to manage as she further added, “too much work for me and too stressful. I’ve developed a kind of distant relationship with my phone and technology over the past couple of years.”
Emma Stone is a well-known Hollywood actor popular for her role in The Amazing Spiderman film series as Gwen Stacy. Emma Stone stopped using social media in 2012 after her Twitter account got hacked. In a 2018 interview with Elle she mentioned, “It feels like a lot of people have to learn lessons publicly now because of the way the world is wired… I think it wouldn’t be a positive thing for me.”
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