June 8th, 2011
02:55 PM ET
There’s rarely a day where you can escape hearing about one Kardashian or another, but acclaimed actress Edie Falco would still like a primer on why one particular Kardashian’s so famous.
Falco, whose work in “The House of Blue Leaves” earned her a Tony nomination, told New York magazine’s Vulture that she thinks our celebrity obsession has turned into a fascination with people who haven’t done anything to warrant being a celebrity.
“There’s an obsession with famous people who, oftentimes, are not worthy of a million people knowing who they are and what they think,” the “Nurse Jackie” star said.
“Like, forgive me, I don’t know if you’re friends with her – but who the hell is Kim Kardashian?” she asked. “Who are these people and why are they famous and why are they advertising things and being asked their opinions about things? I just don’t understand what these people did to be in a position of having everyone ask their opinions about stuff.”
It would be easier to comprehend, Falco said, “if there’s something about her personality or something that she’s accomplished or her philosophy or something – but beyond that I don’t understand what’s happening. It's actually frightening.”
It makes sense, then, that despite her widespread level of fame, Falco was never one who wanted that. "There were other women I went to school with who really were aiming for this, this was kind of what they wanted," she told Vulture. "And the fact that I am the one who ended up here...the universe is getting a good laugh. Like every actor says, I just want to do good work. It sounds disgusting, but I think it really is true."
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