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Genevieve Sabourin became famous overnight after she was arrested for allegedly stalking Alec Baldwin, and the the 40-year-old Canadian actress is so surprised by the sudden media attention that she's gone and compared herself to Princess Diana. Yes, that Princess Diana.
"I feel like I'm still in prison, I feel like a fugitive, like a hunted animal," Sabourin told the Canadian wire service QMI Agency in a phone interview. "I'm on the run, I'm scared. I pay for everything in cash so I don't leave a trace. Imagine if the press finds me while I'm moving? I don't want to become Lady Diana on the road." (Watch Today's coverage of the story below.)
Sabourin was arrested outside Baldwin's New York City apartment April 8 after allegedly showing up at the 54-year-old 30 Rock's star Hamptons home and N.Y.C. apartment several times, and sending him a number of emails saying she wanted to marry him and have his children. She was subsequently slapped with a restraining order and released without bail -- and, in the QMI interview, says her life has been "inhuman and unbearable" ever since.
"I was paralyzed the first days," she said, revealing that she drove 45 miles outside the city to stay at a Best Western. "When fatigue took over, the tears came. They are tears of despair, especially when you don't see the light at the end of the tunnel because the machine is too big."
In the interview, she also said that she has "no intention to speak about the case," and expresses the same sentiment on her newly opened Twitter account, writing in her bio: "Alec Baldwin, no comment about him or the case Simply but truly introducing myself."
That would be totally fine -- except that Sabourin has tweeted multiple links to articles about the stalking case, and most of her status updates are complaints about the paparazzi following her.
"Journalists follow my mother driving around in her car, to the IGA and film her with there cell phone while at the bank for her mortgage," she wrote Thursday. And in another post, complete with a picture of her and her pooch, she said: "Thank God, I'm not alone in all this. I have my 2.7 pounds dog with me. He take his new 'body guard' assignment very seriously."
So while Sabourin complains about her new level of celebrity, it certainly seems that she's intentionally feeding into it -- and that perhaps becoming famous (and not having little Baldwin babies) was her goal all along.
Indeed, Sabourin's reaction to being arrested wasn't to hide her face and cry. Nope, she smiled for the cameras.
We'll she if she's still smiling when she heads to court on May 14.