Jessica Biel forbids herself from reading news stories about her career and love life - because she feels "completely wrecked" if she comes across harsh criticisms.
The A-Team star is often featured in tabloids because of her relationship with singer Justin Timberlake but she insists she has to avoid the temptation to flip through them - because she can't help but take hurtful comments to heart.
She tells Britain's Glamour magazine, "I'm strict about not doing it (reading gossip). Well... I don't search it out, but when I stumble upon something, of course I read it. I was looking through a Vogue recently, and I came across the letters page and someone had written in about my recent Vogue cover.
"Well, she just thought it was horrible and was asking why they put me on the cover. She thought I was so boring and awful. That completely wrecked me for, like, a day. You can't help but take it personally."
But the 28 year old admits she understands the interest in her personal life, adding: "I can understand the intrigue, but I would love for everyone to experience what it's like and then they'd have a real empathy."