There are some things that people completely ignore about the entertainment business. Actors are actually humans being one of them. Then, there are sometimes excruciating time periods where celebrities must be performing.
Not knowing if projects will succeed
Let´s take a movie actor as an example since they are the ones who become high profile after starring in a blockbuster. Let us go back to the filming. There are certain things expected from actors. They are always required to act at the director’s command. Once the film has been released, there is this tingly sense of “how will it go”. If it turned into a hit, great. If it does not turn into a blockbuster but the opposite, pretty much a petty job, then there is depression.
Celebrities also suffer an anxiety caused by the thought that there every move is being monitored. The media has to do their job of informing. Pretty much any false move from a public figure can make headlines. So there is an almost perfection expected from them.
Many celebrities have claimed that they do not know how to handle fame. Trips to the mall cannot be the same as an ordinary person. There is a need of bodyguards or something like it. High profile celebrities enjoy international fame so hitting stores in downtown all by themselves is totally out of the question. Unless they carry a disguise, but still.
Pressure to be a role model
The very moment a person goes to the public eye, there is a pressure for them to be a role model. Is like if it came with the job. You are a public person now, so if you are a teenage girl, be an example to all girls your age around the world! This should be a heavy burden for many. Time over time we have seen celebrities collapsing at the overwhelming task that has been placed on them.
Celebrities know that people are looking up to them. The pressure of knowing that these fans will follow them in every action can prove appalling. So celebrities have the responsibility of keeping the standard.
There is constant work in this business. You probably are your only boss, but there is a high demand of work in the market. A celebrity could virtually spend every day at the studio. It is a very rewarding job, economically speaking, but it requires a lot of sacrifices.
High profile celebrities, when they go out to the open, they should show themselves happy, despite what they are going through. This need to keep appearances in front of the public and then sobbing and weeping while alone is not a healthy behavior for anyone.
There are many other factors that keep a high profile celebrity at the verge of a nervous breakdown. but a positive counseling by professional can go a long way into living with fame peacefully.