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Fame forced Maguire to give up flying by economy class

Spiderman actor Tobey Maguire found that his fame does not allow him to travel by economy class anymore.

fashion and trends Updated: Apr 20, 2007 19:52 IST

Though Toby Maguire is thoroughly enjoying the fame that he has gained ever since taking on the role of Spider-Man, he admits that there are a few downsides too, the main being that he can no longer fly by economy class.

The American actor, who is used to buying coach tickets, recalled an incident that changed the way he flew after the release of his film in 2002.

"After Spider-Man1, I bought a ticket to somewhere which was a coach seat. I was used to buying coach tickets. I get on the plane, everybody's looking at me and talking to me. I was starting to feel a little self-conscious about flying in coach," Contactmusic quoted Maguire as saying.

"People were actually showing concern that I wasn't being compensated well for Spider-Man. I was kind of embarrassed and uncomfortable," he said.

But the superstar found a solution to deal with his problem as he gets his coach ticket upgraded now being a frequent flier.

"So my solution now is I buy a coach ticket and upgrade with (air) miles," Maguire revealed.

First Published: Apr 20, 2007 17:24 IST