Celebrities Are Doing Self-Isolation A Little Differently

Olivia Ovenden
Photo credit: @timotheechalamet

From Esquire

Celebrities, they're just like us! Self-isolating in their cavernous houses, dancing up their marble stairs, pouring themselves a crystal tumbler of citrus-scented tequila and sauntering into the home cinema to wait for this all to blow over.

With Covid-19 forcing swathes of Europe and America into self-isolation and social distancing, even the beautiful and famous are being forced to stay inside. While it might be hard to sympathise with someone 'stuck' inside a bedroom that looks like a suite at the Four Seasons, we should be grateful that people with a large audience are encouraging their followers to self-isolate and practise social distancing.

Taylor Swift has shared an image of her bug-eyed cat telling fans, 'For Meredith, self quarantining is a way of life. Be like Meredith.' Of course, Meredith probably hasn't spent the last two weeks digesting rolling news, but she's as good a mascot for these times as any.

If you've got kids on your hands and are running out of cookie recipes to distract them with, do as The Hills alumni Lauren Conrad did and encourage them to make a fort. Just don't be too disappointed if your end product looks more like a Fyre Festival tent than her Soho House creation. Disaster relief is more on-brand for right now anyway.

If you're looking for fresh air, Naomi Campbell is a fine example of making the most of a quiet moment of solitude while standing on a sunny pier in New York City and being grateful for a moment where she wasn't thinking about where she had to be next, even amongst all the chaos.

Or stay in doors, á la Elizabeth Banks and Lady Gaga, and kick back with a Paloma cocktail at home. Just make sure your dogs get the best spot on the sofa – they are dealing with having to have you around all day, after all.

If Timothée Chalamet is staying inside, even if he is posting 'okay fine 🙄' alongside the photo of him sat indoors, then we should all be inspired to do the same. Even if it is with the spirit of a moody teenager who has just been told they can't go to their friend's laser quest party.

One thing we must advise caution with is dancing on a marble staircase while wearing socks. A perilous activity for a normal man let alone ACL injury-prone Liverpool player Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain,

With the recent news the Met Gala has been cancelled due to the pandemic, perhaps organisers could move things online and have everyone share their homemade outfits from isolation. I'm sure Harry Styles could make something provocative and stylish out of some kitchen sponges.

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