01 April 2014 by

Why It's Not Just Women Who Get Red Carpet Paranoia

Why It's Not Just Women Who Get Red Carpet Paranoia

Emma Watson and Douglas Booth at the Noah premiere [Getty]

Ah, the red carpet gauntlet. Will I fall over? Can you see my knickers? Is my dress nicer than hers? You can almost hear the whir of the A-list brain from the moment they step out of the limo and that’s all before the critics have likened their performance to a wooden peg and given the film one star. And it's not just women who feel the fear either as Douglas Booth, who attended last night's Noah premiere, pointed out.

Yes, he told The Debrief that the pressure on co-star Emma Watson was ‘intense’ and that women tend to get pulled apart a lot more than men, but he also confessed that he wasn't immune to the red carpet collywobbles either, saying that, as a man, he was prone to worrying about the length of his trousers and whether he had a VPL.

So what other things do men worry about when all eyes were on them? We asked one anonymous A-list actor to 'fess up to the red carpet pressures he felt and he said that he was just as likely to worry about looking too fat as women were – and also too thin (for men that was a thing apparently).

On top of that he said while women may be worried about whether they were flashing their spanx, men were more likely to be worried about whether their bald spots would be showing. In fact, the poor guy said that he felt so much pressure that he'd given up on Hollywood altogether and decided to stick to TV dramas instead because he just didn't have the energy to lose weight or bulk up.

The price of fame. Rather them, eh? 


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