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Amber Riley 'struggling with Glee fame'

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Glee star Amber Riley has confessed that she is finding fame tough.

The 24-year-old, who plays Mercedes Jones in the Fox musical comedy, spoke of her astonishment at the level of interest members of the public take in her "normal" life.

"Not having a private life is hard," she told Contactmusic. "People think our lives aren't normal because I'm on television, but I am such a normal person, I really am. My friends tell me I'm the most boring celebrity they know! A typical night for me is at home in California or watching movies in my pyjamas.

"All of a sudden people knew who I was. I'm at the grocery store and someone recognises me; it's weird. You don't know how to deal with that initial attention."

Despite struggling with the transition into stardom, Riley stated that she is always grateful to hear the kind words of Glee fans.

"That's not to say I don't like being recognised," she clarified. "I actually think it's pretty cool. Seeing how much people love the show is amazing."

Riley previously bemoaned the lack of free time awarded to the Glee cast.

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