British funnyman Simon Pegg shuns the limelight - because courting publicity is like swimming with sharks.
The Hot Fuzz star hates being famous - but insists anyone who craves it deserves the coverage they get.
He says, "I don't seek fame. People take it on unwisely and it's a monster in a way. If they go out there and court it, it's like wading into a shark-infested pool with a cut leg, then they complain when they get their leg bitten off. The key is not to go swimming in the first place."