Sophia Loren disturbed by selfie culture

Sophia LorenSophia Loren, 81, hates the selfie culture.

The screen icon is dismayed by the credence given to social media and the fact that people can become famous solely on the basis of having millions of Twitter or Instagram followers.

Sophia feels relieved she worked in an era when skill and talent garnered you respect rather than the relentless self-promotion of today’s society.

Speaking at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards, she said: ”In my time, an actress’ merit and skill was based on her talent. Now when people meet me, they pull out their phones to take pictures. I do not know much about social media, but it seems that that’s what makes people more famous. My era of Hollywood was much better – you were known for your skill and talent. I was very lucky to be a part of that time.”

Sophia also warned younger actresses against having invasive cosmetic surgery because they could ruin their natural beauty.

The Grumpier Old Men star told the New York Post: ”These young girls really need to be more careful and selective of what they are doing to their bodies and their faces. I mean, you do not know for sure if you are going to a good doctor … you can end up looking worse than what you thought you originally were.”

Other stars in attendance at the Americans for the Arts National Arts Awards included Lady Gaga, Maria Bello and Herbie Hancock.

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