He is one of cinema’s most bankable and best-loved actors. Morgan Freeman also kept his private life away from public scrutiny – until a midnight car crash
By Guy Adams
Friday, 8 August 2008
There is, of course, one final thesis as to why major Hollywood stars might be succeeding in keeping their marriages out of the spotlight: a failure by the local media to do sufficient digging.
“In America right now, the mainstream papers have a very high-church attitude to this kind of news,” says Mark Borkowski, author of The Fame Formula, a book about the Hollywood PR industry. “It’s completely different to the UK where there’s a highly competitive newspaper market. Here, they have a regionalised press, and they insist on fact-checking that slows down the speed a story breaks at. “