Olivier Martinez Covers 'Ocean Drive' Men's Issue
Here is what the 46-year-old Cybergeddon actor had to share with the mag:
On what fame means to him: “That whole notion of movie stars, it doesn’t come from actors themselves. You don’t wake up in the morning and say, ‘I’m a movie star!’ Maybe if a fan or someone comes up to you and tells you you’re a movie star, you say, ‘Okay, fine.’ But that’s not my goal in life, even more so now with all those reality shows and the Internet, where so many people can be considered “stars.” To be famous doesn’t really represent anything, and it’s rather tacky to consider yourself famous. In a world where most people want to appear, I want to disappear a little bit…. I like to have some distance with everything. And if people don’t recognize me on the street, it’s even better. That isn’t where my ego is.”
On the inaccurate perception of Hollywood: “It seems the whole concept of Hollywood or not Hollywood is mostly from people who aren’t in the business.”
On his infamous role in 2002′s Unfaithful: “It’s very bizarre how people perceive morality sometimes. My character was drawn to a pretty woman. He just liked her. The fact that she was cheating was her problem and her husband’s problem. But people kept saying my character was bad, while I think Richard Gere [who played the husband] was the bad guy. [Laughs] Everything is relative.”
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