I believe, as with Stephen Fry (autobiography), he states there is two nature of people. The dreamers, the ones whom will dream of stardom and it may come to them and the people that hide from the flashing lights and want to live normally.
In this day and age, we have more people whom capture both of these 'natures', they're both camera shy but have a large urge to become famous. They will sit in their houses, planning their inevitable progression to stardom and happiness.
Bad thing about these people is they're not pushers, they don't try to achieve, they only dream, alas they're always hunting for richness, happiness and acceptance. They feel as though they mean nothing in the world because they haven't made their mark, they haven't opened their favourite shop; restaurant; fragrance.
So this is why we're in an awe, because there are more dreamers that believe they can make it in the world - while they don't want to necessarily push themselves to the level. They're left with this anger, to become famous but believe they will never have the chance.