Finn Wolfhard Calls People Who Are Comfortable With Fame 'PSYCHOPATHS'
"I mean if anyone’s comfortable being famous, they’re a psychopath.” Finn says.
7 September 2019 by Fonticha Tran
Finn Wolfhard at the 2019 CinemaCon - Warner Bros. Pictures 'The Big Picture' Presentation
held at the Caesars Palace in Las Vegas, USA on April 2, 2019. — Photo by PopularImages
In an interview with Glamour, It Chapter Two stars, Finn Wolfhard (Young Richie Tozier) and Bill Hader (Adult Richie Tozier), sat down and interviewed each other. The question about fame pops up, and Finn talks about the hardships of fame.
The interview starts off with Bill asking Finn the question, "Is it hard being a famous teen?" To which Finn immediately reveals that there were actually so many hard parts about being famous, but at least he was having fun.
I “A lot of parts are hard about it. But I’m having fun.”
But as more questions were asked, Finn reveals more about what exactly he thought was hard about fame. And that includes being "recognised" by fans. In response to a question about whether it was hard to walk around in public, Finn said that it was as if he was a 'billboard'.
I “Yeah, (sighs). Nowadays. It really depends where you are. At home, I don't really get bothered a lot."
(Here, Finn is referring to how fans sometimes visit his home and ring the doorbell, hoping to catch a peek of him.)
I"But if I’m in Midtown, I basically become a billboard.”
And that's not all.
In the past, Finn had previously spoken out about the struggles of fame. In an interview with LA Magazine earlier this year in June, Finn had agreed that the most terrifying thing for him about his career was all the “new fame.”
I“For sure. I mean if anyone’s comfortable being famous, they’re a psychopath.”
Of course, being famous means being on the receiving end of odd fan encounters. Finn then shares a story of a fan and their 'unique' way of complimenting him. It happened to be a Stranger Things fan who, when they saw Finn walking on a street, decided to shoulder check (intentionally bump into) Finn and say, "Stranger Things! Keep it up!"
I"I was like, not how you compliment someone but thank you, man.”
Bill also reveals stories about his encounters with fans. For example, while he doesn't like to say yes to taking pictures with fans (the reason being that once you say yes to one fan, other fans will gather in hoards), he is willing to meet them.
...Unfortunately, though, fans aren't usually that happy with just that. And this is what Bill has to say about those particularly experiences:
I“They never want to meet you. They don't want to go, “Hi, I’m so and so from this place, and blah blah blah. [...] They’re just like oh, I just wanted to show my friends that I met the guy from [insert movie]"
Finn also agreed to this, since it was also something Finn could relate to.
Finally, at the end of the interview, Bill praises Finn for being able to handle all the pressure of the entertainment business and for not being in it for all the "hype".
I“It’s like you have so much pressure [from] people [telling] you got to be doing this. I can’t imagine the amount of pressure of being 16, and having all of that happening. [...] You’re handling it really well, and just keep that up.”
In the meantime, Stranger Things season 1-3 is available to stream on Netflix. The Goldfinch (2019) and Ghostbusters (2020) hits US theatres September 13, 2019, and July 10, 2020, respectively.
Stranger Things season 4 is expected to start shooting early next year in January 2020.
Fonticha Tran is a news writer at Exclusive Hollywood and is also responsible for researching and writing news articles. She also keeps track of the celebrities’ on our watchlist while monitoring their social media for any new updates.
Fun fact: Besides constantly being on Twitter and reading up on her favourite celebrities' newest tweets, she's busy rewatching Stranger Things and The Umbrella Academy.