With the premiere of the feature film Entourage set to release next month, Adrian Grenier recently opened up on what it’s like to portray a Hollywood star on the big screen. It’s a role that Grenier, although an actor himself, doesn’t always relate to, yet a lifestyle he’d would love to have in real life, at least for a day.
“It’s funny because what people don’t know is I too wish that I was Vince. I’m not, I play the character. At the end of the day, I go home and I’m me. I share that fantasy as well [with other guys] — have a lifestyle with no consequences? Sounds great!”
However, the 38-year-old is also quick to admit that being a movie star isn’t always what it’s cracked up to be. Although he enjoys the perks that fame can bring, he admits that it can get to be too much at times.
“I’ve been using the bathroom, the urinal, and fans have come up to me and literally wanted to hug it out in that moment. And I’m like, ‘Are you out of your mind? Can you give me a second? OK, cool. Thanks!'”
Meanwhile, the life of the fictional Vincent Chase was recently compared to the real life of Leonardo Dicaprio and his own famous entourage. For instance, in one of the first-look scenes of the Entourage film, Chase is enjoying a yacht trip with a myriad of models. Dicaprio, known for his numerous model girlfriends, also loves yachts. He recently attended the Cannes Films Festival while taking time to relax with friends on a 16-person yacht.
Additionally, not only did Dicaprio’s real-life entourage consist of three other guys (similar to Chase’s group), but one of Dicaprio’s old posse members includes none of other than Kevin Connolly, the actor who portrays Eric, or “E” for short, in Entourage.
Grenier points out, however, that despite how appealing having an entourage and fame is, taking care of yourself and your spiritual side is what counts the most. Fame and fortune may be great, but it’s not always the most important thing, according to Grenier.
“It’s important to keep an eye on what’s important and always looking to find ways to nourish your spirit and mind and to challenge yourself.”
Entourage hits theaters on June 3. Adrien Grenier indicated on a recent episode of The Voice that Entourage fans, as well as those who’ve never seen the HBO series, are in for an entertaining ride.