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Does anyone else get “fixated” on a celebrity?

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Crazycatlady10 Sun 12-May-19 17:01:51

Does anyone else get weirdly intense crushes on celebrities? I’m not even sure if crush is the right word but I go through phases where I watch everything an actors ever been in, read their interviews, that kind of thing. I’ve used the word fixated in the title because I can’t really think of how to describe it.

At the moment it’s Richard Armitage, it isn’t even a fancying him thing I just really really like him as a person. I’ve watched every interview, downloaded audio books, watched some utterly terrible films just because he’s in them..

Does anyone else do this? My friends never seem to (I don’t really talk about it though) and I was wondering if IABU to ask if other people do this too..? I mean obviously most celebrities have a fan base so it can’t be that unusual. I just feel a bit odd, like nobody else does this. It’s happens a few times a year with different people, I’m very fickle grin

FenellaVelour Sun 12-May-19 17:06:30

Yeah, all the time. Not in a super weird stalky way, but more in the way that I seek out their work and read their interviews online.

Seen everything that Cillian Murphy and Domhnall Gleason have done, for example.

FenellaVelour Sun 12-May-19 17:06:50

*Gleeson (autocorrect!)

Crazycatlady10 Sun 12-May-19 17:09:04

Domhnall gleeson was one of mine a few months ago, there’s another person who seems lovely.

I don’t do it in a weird stalky way either just to be clear grin, nobody knows about it until they look at my Netflix “continue watching” list and find it clogged with Richard Armitage crap 😂

APurpleSquirrel Sun 12-May-19 17:21:24

Me! Current one is Chris Evans (American actor) as I saw Avengers Endgame on Monday.
Lol I thought I was the only one who did this too.

SrSteveOskowski Sun 12-May-19 17:23:34

Domhnall Gleeson is supposed to be a very nice guy. I've met Brendan (his dad) a few times and he's always been lovely.

Crazycatlady10 Sun 12-May-19 17:26:22

There’s nothing better than hearing your celeb crush is a nice person 😂 like getting a good school report on your child.

Gingervitis Sun 12-May-19 17:29:24

Yep, my current one is Rami Malek. I've had to go cold turkey otherwise I'll be watching you tube for hours.

Treaclepie19 Sun 12-May-19 17:31:35

I do. I've read lots on here about people who are similar.
I'm obsessive by nature and it's a bit of a pain.

Smileyaxolotl1 Sun 12-May-19 17:33:37

Yes I do - it was Richard Armitage for a long while - there is a group called the Armitage Army who are all similarly obsessed.
I was also obsessed with Allen Leech from Downton Abbey for a while.

Smileyaxolotl1 Sun 12-May-19 17:34:28

treaclepie yes me too - I’m the same about films, historical events etc

Gwenhwyfar Sun 12-May-19 17:36:11

How can you like him as a person if you don't know him?
This is so alien to me. I'm not interested in any celebrities. I find it so odd when people say they want to see a film because so-and-so is in it. What's that got to do with whether I'll like the film or not?

Crazycatlady10 Sun 12-May-19 17:36:30

I know all about the Armitage army, I think they’re the reason there’s so much info available on him as they’re such a dedicated bunch (I also got stuck down a rabbit hole with huge speculation about his personal life that many people seemed very cross about).

I’m an obsessive person too - when I was a teenager I was obsessed with Doctor Who and that lasted years. That was really all consuming but I’ve managed to tone it down now and just have sensible crushes 😂

Crazycatlady10 Sun 12-May-19 17:40:19

About liking him as a person but not knowing him (I’m crap at tagging) I guess it’s more that I like the way he conducts himself and is very articulate, rather than just fancying him because he’s pretty? Obviously have no idea what he’s really like. I think it’s quite a common thing to form attatchments to celebrities, it’s fantastic PR for them for a start so they try and be as charismatic as possible.

Treaclepie19 Sun 12-May-19 17:57:49

@Smileyaxolotl1 its so strange isn't it?
I'll look back at times when I've been obsessed over a TV show or something and just think, wow.

TinselAndKnickers Sun 12-May-19 18:01:55

All the bloody time. Last week Shawn Mendes, this week Zac Efron!

PookieDo Sun 12-May-19 18:11:40

Shawn Mendes here too but then we just went to his concert and he has released some new music and an ad campaign I blame DD1

borntobequiet Sun 12-May-19 18:20:45

Surely this is how celebrity “works”. I expect before mass media it was gods, demigods, saints, royalty and so forth

NeitherNowtNorSummat01 Sun 12-May-19 18:29:26

For me, it’s Tom Holland. He’s amazing, and delicious and I’m old enough to be his mother

Sakura7 Sun 12-May-19 18:33:06

I get this, but for me it's usually sportspeople and musicians rather than actors. Most notable and longstanding one is Rafa Nadal.

Seashell80 Sun 12-May-19 18:42:18

Aah the weirdly intense celebrity crush! I have them regularly although going through a bit of a dry spell at presentgrin
The Orlando Bloom phase lasted quite a while!

PookieDo Sun 12-May-19 18:48:30

@NeitherNowtNorSummat01

My DD met him briefly
She also adores him

PintOfBovril Sun 12-May-19 18:51:38

Yes, I have a huge crush on Martin Compston from Line of Duty. I had to mute his Instagram as it was getting too distracting! I blame pregnancy hormones...blush

AdamAntsCrackpotHistory Sun 12-May-19 19:02:15

Oh yes, me too. As long as it's not dodgy stalking and obsessiveness (ie it gets in the way of your life) then it's totally harmless, in my opinion! No prizes for guessing who my crush is on.... (and has been since 1980!!)...🤣🤣🤣🤣

DanielRicciardosSmile Sun 12-May-19 19:05:18

I had a brief obsession with Mark Webber, but then I had a dream that I was on a bus with him and he was being horrible to my friend because she'd asked her 16-year-old daughter to put the dustbin out, and I went off him a bit. 😄

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