Chiwetel Ejiofor struggling to grasp his new-found fame

Chiwetel Ejiofor admits his Struggles with fame. Ejiofor is an acclaimed actor of film, television and stage, with projects like Othello, Serenity, Kinky Boots and 12 Years a Slave. Ejiofor is a London, England native and he says he finds it hard understanding he is famous. thirty seven-year-old,

says he’s conscious that his profile has risen markedly since appearing in the acclaimed film, but still struggles to put his new-found status in context.

He explained:

“I don’t know what all of these things mean yet. In terms of stratification, fame, renown, all these things, it’s like an ongoing process of trying to work out what it means.

“Obviously, I’m aware that people react slightly differently to me. It’s not like people were rude before, and suddenly they’re polite. But yeah, you notice a slight shift, that people are slightly more aware of you – in the street, or whatever.”

He says he is still uncomfortable with,

“this abstract idea of a weird power that has to do with being not anonymous … I put my pants on one leg at a time, just like I did before I was nominated for an Oscar”.

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