Celebs might seem relatable on social media and during interviews, but there’s always a little something to remind us that they live in a different world.
Their successes, struggles, and bizarre stories are far beyond the scope of the average person… but they make for incredibly interesting reads.
Oscar Isaac played in numerous ska bands — including one that opened for Green Day — before he was famous.
Tina Turner did Angela Bassett’s hair and makeup near the end of shooting What’s Love Got to Do with It — and she did it significantly faster than the film’s stylist.
Do you love having Saturdays and Sundays off from work? Sir Ian McKellen’s great-great-grandfather helped invent the concept of the weekend as we know it.
Lady Gaga is the first woman in history to win a Grammy Award, BAFTA Award, Academy Award, and Golden Globe Award in a single year.
In the ’90s, Michelle Yeoh received so many offers for stereotypical (borderline racist) roles that she chose not to work for two years instead.
Salma Hayek painted temporary butterfly tattoos on herself for the 1998 MTV VMAs because designers refused to lend her jewelry for public appearances.
Abel Tesfaye (now known as The Weeknd) heard his music in public for the first time while working at American Apparel… and his coworkers had no idea it was his song.
Ariana Grande’s last name isn’t pronounced the way you think it is.
In 2020, Harry Styles became the first man ever to nab a solo appearance on the cover of US Vogue.
Nicki Minaj was the first female rapper ever to perform at Yankee Stadium.
Jason Momoa fabricated a story about being a model while auditioning for Baywatch Hawaii… and he got the gig.
Zendaya watches Harry Potter about once a day.
Timothée Chalamet had a rap persona called “Lil’ Timmy Tim” as a teenager, which he summoned for a high school statistics project.
Jennifer Lawrence dropped out of middle school, so she doesn’t have a GED or a diploma.
Bill Murray was arrested at the age of 20 for trying to catch a flight with 10 pounds of marijuana in his luggage.