“They’re prescription. That’s why I wear them. A long time ago, the Middle American in me may have thought it was a bit affected maybe. But the light is very strong in Southern California. And once you’ve experienced the negative territory in public life, you begin to accept the notion of shields. I am a person who is trained to look other people in the eye. But I can’t look into the eyes of everyone who wants to look into mine; I can’t emotionally cope with that kind of volume. Sunglasses are a part of my armor.”
Right? I never really got the whole big shades thing until he put it that way. And he’s been famous for 40 years. So imagine how hard it is on newbies. Let’s have a moment of sympathy for poor Paris and Nicole and Mary-Kate and Ashley. No wonder they started the big Jackie O trend – poor dears, what MUST they go through?
– James St James