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Sienna Miller: Social media is a minefield

Sienna Miller finds social media too "addictive" to be a part of.

The British actress joined Instagram at one point but deleted her account after only five days. The 32-year-old felt it would take over her life - and not in a good way.

“It was the most addictive thing, every morning I’d wake up and there would be a thousand more followers or whatever and there would be these amazing greetings like, ‘Welcome! We love you!’” she told the American edition of Vogue. “I’d be inflated by this nonexistent, intangible love. I was like, ‘I need to get off this.’ Ultimately it leaves you feeling incredibly lonely. I know friends who are prolific on social media, and it gives them a lot of anxiety. That level of exposure...”

The mother-of-one is happy to lead her life with daughter Marlowe, two, and fiancé Tom Sturridge in private. And having been on the receiving end of significant media scrutiny when she dated fellow actor Jude Law, Sienna thinks having something like a Twitter account encourage that unwelcome attention.

"Tweeting. I find it weird, that word. It just sounds babyish. There’s something so ridiculous. It would be a minefield,” she added. “If someone attacked me, I definitely would retaliate.”

Sienna is happy quietly plugging away at her career alongside her family life. The blonde beauty will soon be seen in Foxcatcher alongside Channing Tatum and Mark Ruffalo as well as American Sniper with Bradley Cooper. While many other celebrities in her position would be using social media to brag about their success, Sienna is taking it all in herself.

"I’m trying to be cool about it. But secretly inside, I’m dancing," she laughed.

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