Olivia Colman says that harassment by paparazzi forced her to leave London


British actress Olivia Colman has narrated a spooky incident with the paparazzi in London.

Recalling the incident, she said that the constant gathering of the paparazzi in front of her house left her a wreck, forcing her to move to the countryside.

`The Crown` actress recalling the incident in an interview with British Vogue narrated the negative side of fame, and said: “We`ve moved to the countryside, and it`s lovely.”

She added: “It`s where I`m from. We never fell out of love with London. I love London, but it became difficult…Just a****** standing outside your front door, following you on the school run,” she told the publication according to The Hollywood Reporter.

Clarifying her definition of what she meant by paparazzi, the `Secret Invasion` actress said: paparazzi, “Yeah. I was scared. At one point, there were two cars chasing us and I was having a sort of meltdown, terrified. I was crying and they were laughing.”

Before she became an Oscar winner, there were a few years when she didn`t work, having taken a hiatus and recalling that time, she said it was a blessing. For her, everything changed when her series `Broadchurch` became a massive hit.

After gaining a lot of recognition for it, while grateful for the love and respect she got, Colman would often prefer to stay home because she didn`t think she was good at dealing with people noticing her on the street, and also because she is a more private person.

“People taking what they think is a sneaky photograph, it`s always obvious, you always know, and it`s awful. Don`t do it. It happened the other day at my kids` school, a mum took one. You can`t even go: `Sorry, don`t do that`, as then they say, `I wasn`t! I didn`t!` And then you look like a d***. It`s a shame. I wish I was braver, but I`m not.”

The `Puss in Boots: The Last Wish` actress further added that she has great friends and is familiar with the area they live in, so she can go places where she won`t be bombarded by fans.

“I don`t tend to meet at restaurants,” Colman admitted.

“Unless you can have a little quiet place. Because you know… people.”

She acknowledged the respect that people gave her and said she`s grateful, but also wished for some privacy.

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