Colin Firth still finds it difficult to handle fame

Last Updated: Nov 25, 2011, 16:34 PM IST

Washington: Colin Firth, who is often targeted by the paparazzi, has revealed that he finds it tough to handle all the fame and attention every time.

The 51-year-old British actor also admitted that he is still coming to terms with life in the spotlight because he doesn’t want to appear to whine about fame.

“I’ve been photographed when I don’t want to be,” Contactmusic quoted the ‘The King’s Speech’ star as telling radio station WENN.

“I’ve been listened to when I don’t want to be and I’ve been followed. It’s a perfectly banal observation to make; it just happens in my job.

“I think it’s all crossing the line. I don’t think any of it is legitimate. It’s very unseemly for those of us in this business with the privileges that I have to start whining about the intrusions.

“I don’t like hearing other people do it and I don’t really want to do that but when you ask the question, ‘Is it an intrusion and does it cross the line?’ It does absolutely.

“I don’t think I owe my private life to anybody. I owe what I do in front of the camera and the best I can do but that’s where it stops. I have a right to clock off after I go home.

“It’s not something to complain about but something I’ve had to adjust to,” he added.

ANI