It seems global celebrities realized long ago the downsides of mobile devices, and now they inspire millions of fans to abandon their use.
Diminished focus and "phubbing" (the habit of constantly checking one's gadget while in conversation) are two significant issues exacerbated in the gadget era. Every day, news feeds are flooded with thousands of posts, and stars actively manage their social media profiles. However, not all celebrities are alike; in our selection, you'll learn about those who are genuinely detached from the online world.
Much like Captain Jack Sparrow and Grindelwald, the actor isn't perturbed about not having a phone, even though he can afford the latest model. Depp
advocates for face-to-face interactions, considering them a priority. It's no surprise that this Hollywood icon doesn't wish to engage in lengthy text exchanges. He admits that he's essentially forgotten the existence of a personal gadget.
The primary concerns in the life of the American supermodel and producer are family and career. Clearly, spending her time glued to a phone 24/7 was never in her plans. This is why Tyra recently decided to give up her mobile phone. The incessant inflow of notifications was too distracting, pulling her away from loved ones. Now, her assistants handle her messaging; they are the ones who respond to your calls and emails.
The artist behind hits like "Perfect" and "Shape of You" hasn't used a mobile device since 2015; can you believe that? The singer-songwriter made this decision because the phone adversely affected his mental health. In The Collector’s Edition podcast, Ed Sheeran
shared that his anxiety levels surged while using a smartphone, and he often felt depressed. Taking such a drastic step led to a narrowing of his circle of friends. But now, the musician is surrounded by people who genuinely care for him and is free from the shackles of the virtual world!
Sarah Jessica Parker
Surprisingly, the individual who owns three smartphones barely uses them. The mystery behind this lies in the fact that the "Sex and the City" star realized her emotional turbulence was triggered by unanswered emails and calls. After all, if one misses a call, etiquette dictates that one should return the call promptly. Emails are the sole tie she maintains with telecommunication, which she can respond to at her leisure. Interestingly, Sarah Jessica
believes phones serve a fashion purpose for her, considering cases and gadgets as splendid accessories.
On The Late Show, the 77-year-old actor confessed that he's never owned a computer or a cellphone. Imagine this: Christopher has never sent an email or responded to messages on messaging apps. Why is this the case? The reason is clear: it's not due to any mental health issues or harm to his well-being, but rather his age. Nevertheless, on film sets, he occasionally had to use a phone, and during those moments, he likened the device to an electronic leash.
Jennifer Lopez's brother-in-law perceives mobile phones as a health threat. Additionally, the American actor and director wishes to keep his personal life private, so he can't exactly be termed an active social media user. Casey also believes that gadget dependency is an extremely relevant and serious issue of our times. To prevent falling into this trap, Mr. Affleck tries not to keep a smartphone close at hand. Astonishingly, there was indeed a rumor that Casey threw his last pocket device into the ocean.
The star of the movie "The Fault in Our Stars" and the series "Big Little Lies" also joins our list of celebrities who either don’t spend any time online or strictly limit their screen time. What unites Shailene Woodley
with Johnny Depp is their preference for face-to-face conversations. The Emmy nominee believes that communication via phones diminishes the bond between people and the very concept of society. She'd rather stop and ask a passerby for directions than delve into smartphones and gadgets.
Films crafted by this iconic director frequently blur the lines between science fiction and reality. The director himself seems to have decidedly distanced from the universe of social media. Christopher doesn't own a smartphone and doesn't respond to emails. The only medium to connect with the filmmaker is a flip phone. Mr. Nolan
ardently strives to stay away from the online realm, as he believes that internet access distracts him from his work. Well, his status as one of the highest-grossing directors in history certainly stands vindicated.
While millions of devoted fans follow Hailey's profile, Justin Bieber
has chosen to prioritize his mental well-being. Approximately two years ago, in an interview with Billboard, the singer announced that he had stopped using a smartphone to enhance his emotional wellness. All communication with his team transitioned to a tablet, which also switches to offline mode after six in the evening. Evenings for the musician are moments of solitude and family time. "My heart yearns to help people, but I can't embrace the unembraceable," he remarked. It seems such a decision has indeed assisted the youth icon in addressing personal issues.