As opposed to popular belief, an introvert isn’t always a shy person who doesn’t socialize. In fact, many introverts out there are quite friendly and can gel up with the new crowd. However, what makes them introverted is the fact that they need solitude to re-energize themselves. While an extrovert gets energy by talking to others, introverts work the opposite way. The following celebrities may be known to the world and attend hundreds of interviews and premieres but in the end, they need personal space to revitalize themselves for the next day. Their minds and body are bound to get exhausted after social gatherings. Imagine the pressure they have to endure as introverts because life in Hollywood means meeting tons of people in meetings, interviews, chat shows, promotions, etc. Here are the 10 Hollywood celebrities who call themselves introverts.
The international star who is known as Monica Geller from Friends held her introversion as one of the reasons for her divorce from David Arquette. She acknowledges that she is an introvert and has no interest in changing that. Courteney calls herself a “homebody” who would prefer staying home and spend time with herself. When asked about her equation with her ex-husband, Cox said “We have such affection for each other, but we are very different,”. She also added “I like to have people over, but I’m a little socially not – I don’t love it. David – he doesn’t drink anymore, he’s completely sober – but he likes to go out and dance. He really is a very gregarious guy. He’s very outgoing. I’m much more of an introvert.” Perhaps, that’s why she has a small circle including Jennifer n Anniston and Lisa Kudrow who have been her friends since forever.
The master of disguise who plays eccentric characters so comfortably on-screen is extremely reserved and shy. He is skating on rainbows and gliding on the highest clouds when lost in his work on camera. But when he has to attend parties and public gatherings, Depp hides in a corner to avoid being seen. He legit plans his route to dodge people and paparazzi before stepping out like a “fugitive”.
Jessica faced her own share of struggles as an introvert who started her career in Hollywood which isn’t meant for sensitive people. As a popular actress and successful businesswoman, Jessica is always on magazine covers, Vogue videos, and many more platforms and endorsements. However, she wasn’t comfortable with being under the spotlight but learnt step by step to blend in it. Acting in movies helped her get hold of her introverted nature and lose all fear. She learnt to take criticisms positively and move around freely without inhibitions.
Everyone in Hollywood knows that Blake Lively is a private and reserved person who takes her time to make friends. She is an introvert who is comfortable in her company but doesn’t let that get in the way of her professional life. Blake was an extremely shy person as a kid but worked on it through acting classes. She admits that in her earlier years she was “kind of withdrawn and I spent a lot of time by myself and lost in my own thoughts.” But, now as you can see Blake has found the right balance. She is confidently and comfortably acting on the screen and making us laugh in interviews but also leading a personal life far away from Hollywood, her professional life.
Don’t believe it? Yes! One of the wittiest and craziest men in Hollywood is an introvert. No wonder why Ryan leads a secluded life with his family away from Hollywood and its social circle. He grew up as a shy person and thanks to his wife Blake whose support helped him get through anxiety. Since both of them are introverts in this marriage, it helps them understand each other better. Blake once said “My husband and I are really shy people who express ourselves best when we’re acting when we’re hiding as someone else. So the fact that very shy people have to share that shy person with the world — and are sometimes hurt by it — it’s very weird emotionally.”
Beyonce is the biggest music queen of today and can build an empire for herself with all the money and fame she has. But she admits that the fearless and popular diva on screen and on stage is nothing like her in personal life. In Queen B’s words “What I feel onstage I don’t feel anywhere else. It’s an out-of-body experience.”.
The former One Direction sensation took his own sweet time to blend with celebrity life. Zayn has always been an introvert and therefore his reserved personality is often misread by others. He admits that being awkward and reserved gives a wrong image to people who end up perceiving him as a bad and rude boy.
We probably don’t even need to tell you that Emma Watson is the epitome of introversion. She likes to keep herself busy with work, books, personal time, and social work. Emma admits that she isn’t great with social interaction and is rather awkward. She said in an interview “I’m kind of an introverted kind of person just by nature, it’s not like a conscious choice that I’m making necessarily. It’s genuinely who I am. Have you seen Quiet by Susan Cain? It discusses how extroverts in our society are bigged up so much, and if you’re anything other than an extrovert you’re made to think there’s something wrong with you. That’s like the story of my life. Coming to realize that about myself was very empowering.”
Eddie was a true artist from the heart who liked to spend most of the time with himself and his family. However, as a rockstar in a band, he had to be in the spotlight, surrounded by groupies and attending parties. Even his band members shared how less he interacted with the band and stayed in his zone most of the time.
The singer of the massive hit “Take Me To Church”, Hozier wants to limit his profession to music. He loves composing songs but doesn’t enjoy everything else that comes with it. Celebrity life and fame have been tough on Hozier who calls himself a “gangly introvert”. He says that he is an awkward person who feels that his duty is to make music.