CELEBRITIES believe themselves to be almost like normal people for making these unremarkable statements, and believe that to be an achievement:
To a nonentity like you, this is the most standard form of greeting. But to a famous, this makes them God descending from the heavens to deliver a holy proclamation. Nicholas Cage knows you’ll be wetting yourself with excitement because he’s blessed you with his attention and you’ll tell everyone you meet for the rest of your life. And haven’t you?
“It’s a beautiful day”
Your non-famous eyes would be impressed with an overcast day. Celebrities all live in California, however, so their verdict on the conditions is definitive. That’s why they’ve recorded an Instagram reel documenting their breathless reaction. No point in an A-lister having an emotional response if they can’t enhance their brand with it.
“I’m so lucky”
Famous people are dimly aware they live a life which most can only dream of achieving. Contact with their dog-walker reminds them. So, to appear grounded, they pretend their wealth and awards are mere good fortune, as if they could happen to a part-time Spar employee tomorrow. While believing they deserve a trophy for this modicum of self-awareness.
If anyone of your friends said ‘wow’ it would be sarcastic. A celebrity knows a single ‘wow’ from them is a quoted endorsement to boost ticket sales or shift products worth up to $750,000. Every time they allow it to fall from their lips they’re aware they’ve turned around the life of some little person, which is why they always look so wistfully smug.
You say this when getting off the bus or when an Odeon employee tells you which screen you’re in. To some extent you’re sincere. Margot Robbie, however, knows she has to make a big f**king deal about how grateful she is unless the rabid public turn on her. So she thanks everyone, all the time, meaninglessly. And we lap it up.