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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

LennyBelardo Thu 23-May-19 18:32:34

Craztcatlady, I can totally relate to th e celebrity obsession link to anxiety. It's a way to escape and have a focus which makes you feel happy and makes the shit stuff easier to cope with. That's how it is for me anyway.

Crazycatlady10 Thu 23-May-19 18:15:54

I only watch the same 10 shows, I find it really hard to watch new stuff. I’ve kind of made a link between my anxiety and obsessions, when things aren’t great I get a new obsession. It’s like a weird, good looking comfort blanket 😂

goingonabearhunt1 Thu 23-May-19 17:55:28

I play the same song over and over continuously sometimes, also I've been watching That 70s Show on a loop the entire time we've been together; honestly my DP is a saint to put up with me grin

goingonabearhunt1 Thu 23-May-19 17:54:10

I'm obsessive about all sorts of things (TV shows, films, songs, actors) and have never grown out of it. Some of my longtime loves are Patrick Swayze and Joshua Jackson.

EngagedAgain Thu 23-May-19 17:45:40

I really liked Goran Ivanisevic, and even more so Ivan Lendl. Lendl tried for years to win Wimbledon, and I'm not sure, but once I think he would have done it, but play was stopped by rain, when it was going in his favour, and the other guy was worn out. Having been rested the opponent fared better when they came back. Goran did succeed once.

LennyBelardo Thu 23-May-19 17:32:27

Haha I'm fine if nobody knows about my crush and they come on but if they do I totally cringe (and hope they don't act like a dock and embarrass me as though they are actually my boyfriend or whatever).!!

Crazycatlady10 Thu 23-May-19 17:16:17

YES, I do that too. I was watching ocean’s 8 with my partner and I got all giggly

LennyBelardo Thu 23-May-19 17:04:19

Does anyone else get embarrassed when their crush comes on tv when you are watching it with other people? I get totally mortified and go red wtf lol.

dustarr73 Thu 23-May-19 16:38:38

I have another one.

WeepingWillowWeepingWino Sat 18-May-19 09:36:30

Winnie as DH was out last night I indulged in a bit of Jaqen viewing, and discovered that Tom W is in the reboot of Das Boot (didya see what I did there?? grin). I’ve put it to DH that he might fancy it but he’s dismissed it as ‘impossible to improve on the original’. I think you’ll find there’s one very good way to improve on the original!!

Giggorata Fri 17-May-19 23:27:03

I had a totally engulfing thing about Kai from Lexx, played by Michael McManus (hence my user name), which went on for years. There is a hard core of KaiSluts online to this day.. I spent a fortune going to a Convention to meet all the cast, including MM, and he is a perfectly charming bloke, but it all faded away... still obviously got a thing about assassins, though.. Another one for Jaqen H'ghar here.. I am hoping he's going to appear in the very last GOT episode, but don't think it will happen..

buttyblahblah Fri 17-May-19 22:44:26

@APurpleSquirrel I'm glad he's nice, it would be so disappointing if not!

What does your friend do for him and how did they get the job?

I'm assuming this will pass, as did my thing for Brad Pitt back in the day. I remember being so sad when I found out he'd married Jennifer Anniston.

Popcorntwice Fri 17-May-19 21:37:17

God, yes I do this too! My current crush/obsession is with an actor and has been going on for about 8 or 9 months, which is quite a long time for me.

WinniePig Fri 17-May-19 21:30:26

Weeping I love him! Oooooh and Quinn from Homeland.

WeepingWillowWeepingWino Fri 17-May-19 21:20:52

Winnie I am with you on Jaqen H’ghar, he is my No1 GoT totty.

And Ivanisevic! I loved him back in the day. And Ivan Lendl, he was my first tennis crush.

APurpleSquirrel Fri 17-May-19 21:19:57

@buttyblahblah I can confirm Misha is lovely - met him at a convention & know someone who works for him.
The Supernatural fandom is amazing though the fanfic is 😳

NoWordForFluffy Fri 17-May-19 21:18:15

I don't often do this (not like when I was younger and was exceptionally obsessive!), but the other year I was on the same plane as Biffy Clyro and now have a rather serious crush on Jim! blush

I so rarely have celebrity crushes that it's rather taken me aback! grin

WinniePig Fri 17-May-19 21:14:22

Oh and Jaqen H’ghar from GOT. Not the actor, the actual character. Really really like him. Very nice.

WinniePig Fri 17-May-19 21:10:38

Yes! I suffer ridiculous celebrity crushes; they come out of nowhere and knock me for six. Here are a few from the past:

Jeff Goldblum, Thom Yorke, Goran Ivanisevic, Marco Pierre White, 1/2 of Kings of Leon, Ben Mendehlson and currently...Esben Smed (because I binge watched Follow the Money and I like his bleached hair). I am a very silly person.

LennyBelardo Fri 17-May-19 20:38:42

Haha x

Crazycatlady10 Fri 17-May-19 20:14:52

Oops my internet messed up and posted that twice, obviously feels v strongly about that!!

Crazycatlady10 Fri 17-May-19 20:14:28

Pictures are nice but it’s his voice that completes the package

Crazycatlady10 Fri 17-May-19 20:08:15

Pictures are nice but it’s his voice that completes the package

LennyBelardo Fri 17-May-19 19:15:45

I always thought Tom Ellis was ok/meh but he has bulked out a lot judging from his instagram. Also have a soft spot for Calum Best no idea why.

LennyBelardo Fri 17-May-19 19:13:05

I don't really 'get' that Richard Armitage either but each to their own. To be fair I've only seen pictures.

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