I saw this tweet a little while ago and have been thinking about it:
Nice chat with Richard Armitage, who plays the dwarf king in the new "Hobbit." He said he's dreading the imminent loss of his anonymity.—
Joe Williams (@joethecritic) December 05, 2012
I hope that there are no byproducts of being a part of a blockbuster trilogy that cause you true dread , even the loss of your anonymity. There will be more recognition, but hopefully not a major invasion of your privacy. I’ve yet to encounter one of your fans who wants to know every detail of your daily life–in fact, the very absence of those details keeps a lot of us intrigued.
You’ve never done anything that has landed you in the tabloids on your side of the world, and I don’t foresee that changing just because you’re working in Hollywood. American’s seem to enjoy reading about those who have made a train wreck of their lives. Decent human beings on the other hand are seen as something of a bore. A sad commentary about the state of our media and public consumption, but there you have it.
So please don’t dread the recognition you so deserve. Just keep being the person you’ve presented to the world thus far and you’ll be fine. (You may just have to sign a few more autographs.)