Fame intoxicating, says Stallone

LONDON: Action star Sylvester Stallone has warned young actors to not be too taken up with fame, which can be addictive and destructive. Stallone blames his traumatic life on his rise to being a celebrity in Hollywood. He told contactmusic.com, “Success and fame are as addictive as heroin unless you have a very stable home life. I didn’t have that, and when you come from nothing and you are given everything — money, women, limos — it’s crazy.” The actor added, “Fame is intoxicating. Think about the world as a candy shop and you don’t have to pay. You know what happens when you eat too much candy — it affects your work and whatever made you special is gone.”