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Joey Lawrence: I’m an Actor — Not a Celebrity!

Don’t try making a connection with Joey Lawrence in cyberspace.

Because the Blossom hottie wants nothing to do with social media.

“I’m a guy who keeps my private life very private. So I don’t do this ‘celebrity’ stuff… I’m old-school that way,” Joey, who stars opposite Melissa Joan Hart in the new ABC Family flick My Fake Fiancé, debuting Sunday, tells Mr. Media host Bob Andelman.

CAPTIONS: "You brought it on yourself," Joey (above) cautions fellow celebs who attract unwanted TMZ attention.

"You brought it on yourself," Joey (above) cautions fellow celebs who attract unwanted TMZ attention.

“The idols I grew up watching – Clint Eastwood, Clark Gable, Harrison Ford – these are guys that keep their private life private… And that’s what I’m about.

“I’m not a big fan of this Twitter and MySpace and all this stuff, where these celebrities constantly feel they need to be a celebrity – which is not what we are. If you’re an actor, you’re not really a celebrity.

“The line gets blurred between these reality stars and the actual movie stars – these young people who feel they need to compete with the reality stars and turn their private life into a film.

“And that’s when you get into a big problem, because everybody knows your every move… And then when TMZ is following you everywhere and you’re covering yourself up, stumbling out of a club, it’s like, Get away from me! Don’t bother me!”

To hear Joey’s full Mr. Media interview – in which he also discusses why he keeps his hair super-close-cropped these days and how he first met Melissa Joan Hart – click here.