This is like one of those situations when someone is just not right for the job. For instance, I wouldn’t go applying to be a professor of physics at MIT. I just wouldn’t. I don’t have the paper or the smarts or the aptitude for science. So when I see Rumer out on the red carpet, I just think “not a fit”. She’s got the pedigree, but there’s something lacking. Can she even act? Or sing? Dance? Barbara Streisand could sing. I’m just not seeing superstar here. It’s very round peg square hole. Howabout producer? Stylist? Dog wrangler on the set? What is she in her heart of hearts? Her Dad’s not a bad actor. Mom can’t act but she’s stunning and works that. The well ran dry, though.
But when it really comes to the fame game, Willis – who has become a gossip-blog fixture in recent months – tells PEOPLE, “Before I started working, I would have said, ‘You know, it’s not really fair, because I didn’t choose this.’ But when you decide to be a part of this profession and put yourself out there, then you kind of have to accept what it is.”
Still, notoriety does offer its obstacles. “It’s a 24-hour job,” she says. “It doesn’t matter if you are going out to a restaurant – you have to be aware of what you are doing and how you look and how you are presenting yourself, because most of the time people never get to know you.”
But at its heart, she says of celebrity, “Being famous isn’t going to parties … it’s about being able to use the power that we all have to kind of give back.”
Oh lordy. Hey, I saw those pics of you tonguing the condom. What were you giving back then?