Every now and again, someone will make a post about a cool chance encounter they just had with a celebrity. And every time I read about one, I think about how I have never met anyone even remotely cool. Or maybe I have, and I just haven’t realised.
It seems to be reasonably 50/50 as to whether people will have a positive or negative encounter with a famous person. The stories below, however, are very normal.
They show celebrities as the same as us mere mortals, you know, going to the movies and buying lamps.They’re very cute stories though, and if you have a similar one, make sure to leave it in the comments.
What’s your most surreal celeb encounter?— Mark De Angelis (@DeAngelisMark) February 22, 2020
In 2013, I got a job running lines with Kiefer Sutherland on the set of Pompeii. One day he just wanted to watch the movie Gladiator. So I sat in Kiefer’s trailer, watching an almost 3 hour film with him. We barely spoke. It was awesome.
I was once in LA, running late for a movie at the Beverly Center. There was a crowd of people in my way, so I just pushed through them... and caught the very very VERY angry glare of Fergie (royal, not singer) within kissing distance...— Aaron Martin (@AaronSMartin) February 22, 2020
Lucked into a free box seat ticket to the BBC proms at Royal Albert Hall, couldn’t find my seat, poked my head into the wrong box only to come face to face with Princess Diana.— Joann BuckleyCollins (@JoannKBC) February 22, 2020
After a gala concert, at the crowded party I’m pressed up sideways against the buffet. I’d just grabbed some crisps. Judi Dench appears.— Baby G (@dragisnodrag) February 22, 2020
Me: (proffering) Do you want a cheese n’ onion crisp?
J - No. Thank you.
Me - (casual) Trying to give up?
J - (cheeky)
Me - ...
I had a job washing Michael Jackson’s feet. It was for a commercial, he was dancing in puddles. I’d dry his shoes between takes. I remember being impressed in his work ethnic. He indeed wore a surgical mask often. 😷— Hopeful Pessimist (@PJHUME) February 22, 2020
My best friend and I were walking around NYC in college where she exclaimed as loud as she possibly could OH MY GOD IT’S CHARLIE SHEEN!!— Gina Dz (@adleisia) February 23, 2020
Y’all. It was Alec Baldwin. I’ve never seen a look of disgust so great, and I’ve never laughed harder in my life.
I danced with Robert de Niro at a bar called Le Casbah in Paris when I was a poor (but blonde, tall and young) fashion student filling seats in return for free drinks.— Amy Cameron (@okaino) February 22, 2020
When I was running lines on the set of "Reign" John Barrowman and I got in trouble for singing "Donald, Where's Your Trousers?" too loudly.— (((Marilla Wex))) (@MarillaWex) February 22, 2020
In the Production office kitchen on “Black Mirror”- Explaining to Jodie Foster that milk in bags is a thing here in Canada.— Arlene Lott (@arlodesigns) February 22, 2020
Was on a flight out of Toronto. Was watching just for laughs on the flight and it was Rowen Atkinson doing his bit about welcome to hell. Laughed out loud a few times and the guy next to me asked if I thought it was that funny. Turned to see Mr. Bean himself sitting next to me.— Michael Janes (@janesmp1) February 22, 2020
I was 19, working at Canada Square. Tom Cruise and Nicole Kidman came in on a Friday night to watch City Slickers 2.— Matt Watts (@mattywatts) February 22, 2020
I was put in charge of seating them and getting their popcorn/pop.
They were very friendly, gracious.
Odd movie choice, tho.
Benedict Cumberbatch's parents own the house next door to mine in the village in Greece I live in. When my dog ran into their garden he was really very nice about it and always says hello to her when she's yelling at people from the balcony.— stephencanseeyou (@StephenAkehurst) February 23, 2020
I have lots but one of the weirdest, in retrospect, is that I had one of my first kisses with Charlie Sheen. He wasn’t so freaky then, so it was all good😅.— Cari Haim (@Cariteacher) February 22, 2020
I sold a lamp to Aretha Franklin. She'd just come from performing at like the Beacon Theater or something and was wearing a floor-length gown and a fur, and exited a money green Bentley. And bought a lamp. One lamp. 😂😂😂 https://t.co/1iR0OPtdFG— Bruce Willis Stan account (@Be_ll_adonna) February 23, 2020
I once stopped Kevin Costner from following me into my building. He was wearing a hat and sunglasses and was renting the penthouse but I wasn’t having it with his rif raf! He thanked me for the vigilante security, as we rode the elevator together haha— 🇨🇦🇱🇧Mark Ghanimé (@markghanime) February 22, 2020
Lots of weird ones, but almost exchanging punches with John McEnroe after telling him to stop heckling at the old Catch a Rising Star is up there.— chris finn (@chrishenryfinn) February 22, 2020
My first time in New York, walking by Central Park and walked past Robin Williams. He watched me watching him as we passed. I decided to go for it, turned around to see he had already stopped and put his bags down and was awaiting the inevitable! Lovely man, so sad he’s gone.— Stephanie Righetti (@sshsteph) February 23, 2020
For whatever reason Nicole Scherzinger once attended the same birthday party I did, we danced with her, and she laughed at my boyfriend and I acting out the Beyoncé scene from Flavor of Love. It was a highlight of my life.— Eduardo C Fonseca (@eduardocafo) February 22, 2020
Jason Momoa. I was 17-ish at a convention in Germany. He had been drinking beer from this huge... horn? Idk what it was but I didn't really know who he was at that point and I walked past him in the corridor and muttered: "wow he's scary". He heard me and laughed.— evelina saulo (@evelinasaulo) February 23, 2020