THE COOLER star Maria Bello is unimpressed when she sees fellow actresses on magazine covers - because she believes most of them are "crazy".

While Bello can understand why so many women are fascinated by celebrities, she rarely allows herself to be drawn in by the illusion because she knows what's really going on their lives.

She says, "I understand the appeal, especially when you've had a boring week, all you've done is work and cook. I'm a mom and I'm a working mom and then when you see these glossy magazines and these people who seem to have such gorgeous lives - uncomplicated, interesting, dramatic lives.

"They are crazy! That's what we know, being in the business. So I can look at them and be like, 'This sweetheart this week of America... she does crack!'"