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.
“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.