Joanna Lumley 'can't bear' social media
- Bang Showbiz
- 18 April 2013
Joanna Lumley doesn't use a mobile phone because she "would have no life" and finds social media websites "wretched"
Joanna Lumley thinks social media is "wretched".
The 'Absolutely Fabulous' star refuses to join Twitter or Facebook and won't even use a mobile phone because she thinks the way technology has advanced is anti-social and fake.
She said: "I don't even use a mobile phone because my life would be intolerable. I would have no life. I can't bear all that.
"It's wretched on those sites. People seem to be pretend friends while they aren't even talking to their real friends."
As well as avoiding joining the 21st century craze, the 66-year-old actress admitted she has a phobia of drowning as the thought of water filling her lungs petrifies her.
She shuddered: "I'd hate to breathe in water. It's funny when you think of it.
"People say it is a peaceful death - and people who've come back from near drowning say that after the first horrible bit it's very peaceful.
"But there is just something so alien about breathing in water."
The TV legend also stood by the claim she made in 2004 about her 18th-century parsonage at Goodnestone in Kent, insisting her former house was haunted by a ghostly presence.
She added to OK! magazine: "That was unnerving. People who lived there before me and after me also met the ghost. It was spine-chilling."