For Ed Helms, fame came at a price.
the star of the hangover The franchise told Conan O’Brien about the latter Conan O’Brien needs a friend In the podcast, he talks about the anxiety he experienced after the premiere of this highly successful comedy in 2009.
“It was a tornado of fame…it was very overwhelming,” Helms explained. “My public persona has been gradually rising, so I feel very lucky for that as well.”
Although Helms was experiencing what he called the “toy level” of fame from his work, daily show When officehe called the hangover “A Whole New Level”.
“when the hangover It came out and it was very exciting, and another way I was lucky in that — 10 million ways I was lucky — was Bradley [Cooper] and Zach [Galifianakis] We were all on the same level before that, so we were going through it together,” Helms said. , had to measure myself.
Helms also noted that the film had many opportunities to do different types of projects and had “weird conversations with agents and people in charge”.
“I certainly had a lot of anxiety and identity confusion,” he said. What I think people who have never dealt with it or been close to it will never understand is the complete loss of the environment. and cannot be expected to be normal.
Since then, Helms has learned that there are many ways to handle these situations.
“You may become very frightened and try to hide in the bathroom until you see your luggage coming on the carousel. We can hire a lot of people to do all these things for us,” he added. “Or, which I think is for the best, accept the fluid nature of these situations and accept that the stakes will never be as high as you think in your heart. is.”
Helms previously spoke about his approach to life in a 2012 interview. men’s health.
“Personal responsibility is one of the most important things in life,” he said at the time. “I fight it all the time. You have to take responsibility for yourself, no matter how good or bad. I always say, ‘If you’re eating as a ***sandwich, you I could have ordered that..’ The same goes for filet mignon.”
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