Hollywood star Julia Stiles refuses to read daily newspapers because she finds their content trivial.

The 10 THINGS I HATE ABOUT YOU actress prefers not to know what journalists are writing about her private life and is astonished people can become so obsessed with celebrity gossip.

She tells Gotham magazine, "I don't read them. It's just 'ignorance is bliss' in that sense.

"I know when I take the subway how many people read PageSix (New York Post's gossip column), but at the same time, it's a daily newspaper.

"It's fun fodder for a cocktail party, but those newspapers are used to wrap fish the next day.

"It would be bad to be so obsessed and self-involved to think that people are actually paying that much attention to you from one little blurb on PageSix."