(The AEGIS Alliance) – Actor Michael Cera, known for his roles in Arrested Development, Scott Pilgrim, and Superbad, revealed in an interview with The Hollywood Reporter that he does not own a smartphone or use social media.
Cera explained that he never made a conscious decision to avoid social media but rather finds it uninteresting. Cera said he has a fear of smartphones, fearing they might cause him to lose control of his waking life. He had an early aversion to them after witnessing a friend constantly typing emails during a meal, which left him feeling lonely and bored.
When asked whether his absence from social media has had an impact on his career, Cera admitted that it’s very possible, particularly as many producers now look for stars with big online followings to help promote their projects.
Michael Cera described himself as a sensitive person and not entirely comfortable being in the spotlight. Cera thinks that when someone becomes really famous, they become a magnet to people, which he finds difficult to handle, as he does not have a strong enough personality for that level of interaction with so many different types of people.
Despite the potential downsides, some people now envy Cera’s lifestyle choice. The actor is currently promoting his new drama movie, The Adults, which will premiere at the prestigious Berlin International Film Festival this weekend. He will also appear in Greta Gerwig’s Barbie movie later this year and is currently starring in Amy Schumer’s series, Life & Beth.
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