Yes, those quotes are meant to be around journalists. Those who interview celebrities are usually not the genuine article of journalism in its highest form.
Just once, though, if one of those “journalists” did not ask a celebrity about their most famous role or relationship that’s already in the past and instead, focused on the role for which the celebrity is on press junket, said “journalist” would, I feel, bewitch for all eternity.
Can you imagine having your past romances and past jobs, successful or not, bubble up in questions every time you encountered another human being?
It’s simply not inventive, creative, or imaginative. It’s boring and far less intelligent when “journalists” bring up the past with the same questions packaged anew.
Frustrations abound with media. Nothing is new.