Celebrity Fan Mail

March 21, 2013 in Daily Bulletin

What happens to all that fan mail that celebrities get? Jon Kelly found out:

  • Some such as Robert Pattinson of Twilight fame try to read it. Others such as Ringo Starr destroy it. Most outsource the reading of it.
  • A company that has represented Johnny Depp, Rob Lowe and Michael J. Fox in the past currently represents 26 celebrities and goes through 20,000 items of mail a month.
  • Television actors generate more mails than movie stars – possibly because we watch them in our living rooms rather than a theater, making them more accessible.
  • Candy that is sent gets thrown out. It might be drugged.
  • Other gifts such as soft toys are distributed to local hospitals.
  • The letters themselves get shredded and recycled.

Read more about how various celebrities deal with their fan mail, what fans get in return for the effort of sending a letter, and what the letters generally say over here.

And, of course, you can also send us fan mail by reaching out to us at any of the links on the bottom here =)

Source: BBC