Most of the time, we mere, non-famous mortals don't have to worry about what the paparazzi are up to.
But for once, they might've just messed things up for a whole lot of ordinary people -- by giving away a giant spoiler for one of next year's most-anticipated movies.
Earlier this week, a photo of Chris Hemsworth on the set of "Ghostbusters" made a major splash on the internet. Not just because it was a long-awaited peek at Hemsworth in character -- the first since it was announced that he'd be playing the receptionist to the film's ghost-hunting foursome -- but because he appeared to be dressed in his very own version of the iconic "Ghostbusters" jumpsuit.
There's just one problem: It's possible that this was supposed to be a secret.
"Ghostbusters" director Paul Feig posted this tweet a few days after the pic started circulating, but stopped short of explaining why we needed to know that it was taken without permission.
Unfortunately, it's not hard to guess what the big deal is: The most likely explanation is that the appearance of Chris Hemsworth in a jumpsuit was going to be a great, unexpected comedic moment -- one that audiences will now see coming, to Feig's disappointment.
It also probably doesn't help that Feig has to be frustrated by the overall paparazzi presence on the "Ghostbusters" set. More than any film in recent memory, this one has been plagued by pesky photographers trying to stick their cameras where they don't belong. And while the director hasn't spoken up about any of the other pics that have made their way onto the web (early on, he even teased us himself with a pic of the "Ghostbusters" jumpsuits all racked and ready) after weeks of trying to keep the lid on any of his movie's behind-the-scenes secrets, he's got to be annoyed.
But did this spoiler -- if it is a spoiler -- just straight-up ruin "Ghostbusters" for everyone who was looking forward to seeing it on the big screen?
Personally, we're gonna say no: We're as stoked as ever to see Kate McKinnon, Kristen Wiig, Leslie Jones, and Melissa McCarthy come out with proton packs a-blazin' when the movie releases next year.
Plus, as much as sucks to have a good joke given away in advance, this spoiler might have a bright side: It won't take us by surprise, but it gives fans something to look forward to.
And since one grainy photo can't possibly capture even 1/100th of the magic of a truly awesome movie moment, even if everyone knows it's coming, there's no way that fans will be disappointed when we see this one in all its glory.