We all know that celebs have this glamorous glow to them which makes us think they’re living perfect lives. Easy enough when we’re presented images with them looking so glam and fab thanks to social media. But do they really have it all? While they’ll continue to live generally “unattainable” lives from the rest of us, being a celebrity is not as it’s cracked up to be according to “it” girl, actress Dilraba Dilmurat.
Appearing on the show Send A Hundred Ladies Home (lit.) 送一百位女孩回 on Sohu, Dilraba talks a little about herself behind the façade of glamour, saying that in private, her lifestyle and habits are not that different from normal girls. “During my downtime, I sometimes don’t even bother washing my hair” says the actress, “when I don’t need to put on makeup, I won’t ” she adds. On the topic of having an assistant, the A-lister says that having one to handle things for her is a myth, that she carries out her activities all on her own. “I don’t need an assistant to help me live my life, to wash my clothes, to go shopping for me. I can take a taxi on my own to go to my shoot locations. I can totally be on my own.” Whenever she has an entourage around her, it’s usually makeup artists and stylists sent by the studio, not a posse she has on retainer.
The actress also reveals that that she’s been busy working since the age of 18. And because of the demands of her work – being in different filming locations and hectic shooting schedules, she’s been basically a nomad flitting from one hotel to the next with no place to call home. “I haven’t exactly decided where to settle down and put down roots yet.” she says. Used to living out of a suitcase, she says she packs up her stuff pretty quickly and has her daily routine down pat to less than twenty minutes – cosmetics pouch and toiletries, check! Bath products, check! Next, put on her sheets and pop on her pillowcase and voila! All done.
With her surge in popularity in recent years, it may seem like doors are opening for her left and right but it’s also worth noting that Dilraba’s last drama was Sweet Dreams in 2018. She wrapped Three Lives Three Worlds The Pillow Book last year though the show hasn’t aired. According to the actress, she hasn’t had a new acting project for over six months because her choices are limited. Many find her look too commercial and not appropriate for certain types of films. Her agency selects the scripts but there just aren’t that many good choices.
Being a celebrity certainly isn’t a walk in a park. Sure, you’ll have all the perks of having big bank accounts, the glamorous lifestyle, big homes and fancy cars. But at the end of the day, it’s clear that not everyone is cut out to be a celebrity.