Deneuve: Social Media Have Dimmed Stars

Catherine Deneuve denounced social media at a press conference for her new film, “Standing Tall” (“La Tête Haute”), which has opened the Cannes film festival. Asked to clarify remarks in an interview in which the star of “The Umbrellas of Cherbourg,” “Belle de Jour” and “Repulsion” had lamented “there are no longer any stars”, Deneuve, 71, said: “It’s the social networks that prevent people from dreaming any more about stars. Their private life is displayed constantly on social networks; and some even post private pictures of themselves. I find it a pity. Being a star entails glamour and secrecy; it’s hard to keep any degree of mystery nowadays.” Call me unhip, but I agree.

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