It’s an ongoing saying for actors, musicians, and other celebrities that the one downside of being famous is the lack of anonymity, privacy, and being able to do non-famous people things without attracting a mad scene. As one of the most famous faces today, Beyoncé knows all about that downside.
The “Feelin’ Myself” singer talks about all those downsides to fame in her new retrospective and somewhat depressing short film, “Yours And Mine,” which celebrates the one-year anniversary of her self-titled digital album.
Bey reveals in the black and white documentary that she sometimes wishes she could be that girl on the hill with the guitar again and not BEYONCE the superstar all the time.
I sometimes wish I could just be anonymous and walk down the street just like everyone else. Before I was famous, I was the girl on the hill with the guitar. I was the girl that just wanted a beautiful view of the beach and now that I am famous it’s really, really difficult to do very simple things. I think it’s the hardest thing to give up, but my mother always taught me to be strong and never be a victim, never make excuses, never expect anyone else to provide for me; things that I know I can provide for myself. I have dreams and I feel like I have a power to actually make those dreams become a reality.
When you’re famous, no one looks at you as a human anymore. You become the property of the public. There’s nothing real about it. You can’t put your finger on who I am. I can’t put my finger on who I am. I am complicated. I grew up with a lot of conflict and traumas. I’ve been through a lot just like everyone else. My escape was always music and I am so lucky that that’s my job, but if I accomplished all these things and had no one to share with it would be worth nothing. You know you need something real in order for any of this stuff to matter. You have to have something that is forever. Something that is invisible.
In the gloomy documentary, she also talks about shedding her fears of the unknown, being a feminist and humanist, her sexuality, and allowing herself to love and depend on people.
Beyonce dives deep for this short film, discussing love & relationships, body image, sexuality, and much more. Check it out below: