That was the case on Saturday night, when the 43-year-old faced the press after his side's 2-1 come-from-behind victory over Barcelona in El Clasico at Camp Nou.
Zidane, who represented Los Blancos as a player between 2001 and 2006, strolled into the media room chewing some gum, which he promptly stuck under the table before he spoke to reporters.
But before this simple act could become the latest symbol of the rivalry between the two sides (it's not exactly a pig's head, is it?), the Frenchman picked his gum back up on his way out. Disaster averted.
But seriously, Zidane. The cameras are always on.