20 People Who Worked For Famous People Shared Their Experiences In This Online Group
Celebrities can almost seem like a separate species from the rest of us. Always in the public eye, and always maintaining a decent image. But people who have worked for celebrities might tell you how they really behave when the cameras aren’t rolling.
When a Redditor raised the question on r/AskReddit “Redditors who have worked with celebrities, what are they really like?”, people started posting interesting stories and experiences. Although we can’t really tell how many of them are genuine, but we can definitely grab a bucket of popcorn to enjoy the stories listed below.
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#1 George Carlin
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“Not me, but my dad, works backstage at a major theater in New Jersey. They are not allowed to ask for or receive autographs from guest performers. Every time George Carlin appeared there he would “accidentally” leave signed copies of his books behind for the crew.”
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“I landscaped Eminem’s house, one of, if not the coolest guy I’ve ever met. He would come out probably every hour or so and ask how we were doing, offered to get us bottles of water or sodas. Talked to him about Detroit Tigers baseball for a little bit. Really down to earth humble guy.”
#3 Nicki Minaj
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“A friend of mine worked at a hotel for awhile as a summer job. Nicki Minaj was touring at the time and she stayed at the hotel. The manager(s) had to brief the entire staff to treat her in different ways according to the colour of wig she was wearing. (I guess her wigs act as a mood ring or something). My friend didn’t end up interacting with her.”
#4 Zach Galifinakis
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“I did security detail for Zach Galifinakis and he is an anti social burnout that spends all day playing video games in his trailer while he smokes weed. Every day for a two weeks he just came out to eat and didn’t speak much to anyone.”
#5 Drew Barrymore
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“I’ve done a lot of work on houses for celebrities and most of the time you won’t ever see them and will only deal with an assistant. That being said, Jane lynch is a lovely lady and Drew Barrymore has the most normal feeling house of a celebrity I’ve ever seen. So many shoes though. Also Michael Jacksons house is creepy.”
#6 Matt Damon
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“Matt Damon stands out among the lot. He is the most down to earth actor I have ever been on set with. We chatted like old college buddies on the middle of a glacier each morning. If you are reading this Matt, you and the family welcome to come back anytime for a visit.”
#7 Joe Pesci
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“My mom used to work for someone in Edgewater NJ and would often go outside for a cigarette break. She said everyday or so she would say hi to a guy with a hat and a nice big dog. This went on for 3 months or so and one day the guy comes up to her on say goodbye because he was leaving. He goes “Miss, do you know I’m Joe Pesci?”. She had no idea and said he was super nice and polite and we all think they were such good friends because she didn’t recognize him.”
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“I used to work in a super fancy very expensive high end restaurant when I lived in LA (Beverly Hills, go figure). Anyway, I met P!nk once, she was so nice! She tipped $100 and didn’t mind when people asked for a picture or something, her daughter was with her too and the kid was so polite for such a young age. Jessica Simpson can go suck a d**k. She was insanely self entitled, called each of the servers her ‘slave’ and various other names, just an all around b***ch. Other celebrities came in and they were all polite but it’s been a couple years.”
#9 Danny Devito
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“I waited on Danny DeVito, he got incredibly drunk on limoncello but was the nicest man and signed my check pad. Ditto Chase and Jen Utley.”
#10 Nicolas Cage
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“I was a stand-in for a Nicolas Cage film. He mostly kept to himself and would walk around with a cigar being all Nic Cage-like. During one fight scene there was a small amount of fire involved and something went wrong. He got super angry and started yelling at everyone. It was awesome.”
#11 Aaron Paul
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“Aaron Paul comes into the restaurant I work at whenever he’s in town. I work in the kitchen so I don’t interact with him directly, but the servers tell me that he’s very humble and low-key, doesn’t attract attention when he comes in, sits with a small entourage and is genuinely pleasant to be around. He tips well and tries to take a picture with every fan who asks. He looked to the kitchen and kinda thank you-waved to us last time he was in. I was kind of awestruck at how handsome he is. I know he’s a hollywood actor, but I didn’t expect him to look like he just rolled off a shoot where he didn’t get beaten up/put into slavery.”
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“Not my own experience but my accidental bodyguard’s:
Shakira is beyond self-absorbed. She got driven around a golf cart and made him run alongside it the entire time.
The Coldplay guys are fantastic and down to earth.
Justin Bieber was… well, exactly how you’d expect him to be. Bodyguard eventually got so fed up with him that he ended up screwing around with him a couple times to get payback.”
#13 Charles Barkley
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“Charles Barkley is a salt of the earth human being with a sweet family. I was the host at an Italian restaurant when he, his wife, and 2 children came in. He made a point to shake my hand (im the lowest on the totem poll as the host) and tell me he really appreciated me sitting him in the back away from people. He waited for the kitchen crew to get basketballs from their cars to sign. The loud mouth on the court and TV is a persona that his job requires/required. Dude is very kind.”
#14 Robin Williams
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“I was an extra on the set of a very bad movie, “A Merry Friggin’ Christmas.” That said, Robin Williams was incredibly nice and rather subdued. Spent a lot of the downtime playing with a couple of the smaller kid actors, kinda like Cool Uncle Robin. Wendi McClendon-Covey was also very down to earth and nice. And Joel McHale is tall. I guess he’s nice. Didn’t get a chance to chat with him.”
#15 Lindsay Lohan
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“Worked in private clubs/nightlife in NYC for three years. Met quite a few celebrities, but the two takeaways I remember most easily;
Lindsay Lohan listens to the worst f**king music. Seriously, deplorable. She also won’t let anyone else DJ. But goddamn she danced for about 11 hours straight.
Stevie J from Love and Hip-Hop and his girlfriend/fiancee? are really cool. Actually very nice, very funny, and very in love. They genuinely find the fake fights and tension on their show humorous.”
#16 Britney Spears
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“My old guild leader was a music producer. At the time he hadn’t done anything big and assured us we didn’t know his work. After I pressed him a bit for info he told us he had just done a Britney Spears (post K-Fed) song and didn’t want to say anything because he didn’t want the guild to make fun of him. The album hadn’t been released yet but he was really hoping it would make the album. I could tell he was pretty excited about it.
He had only talked to Britney on the phone, which he said was amazing because she didn’t even really need to contact him. She thanked him for his work and was very appreciative. Not sure if his song ever made it on the album as I had stopped playing shortly after. I hope it did.”
#17 India Arie
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“I had a chance to sit in on a recording session with India Arie. 4 time Grammy winner, so much beauty and talent, and she is as down to earth, kind, and gracious as any person I’ve ever met.
An angel on Earth.”
#18 Ozzy And Sharon Osbourne
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“My dad runs a company that does security and production for concerts. If there’s been a band or a famous person that needs a stage in our town, he’s met them. Zoe Deschanel doesn’t. allow stage hands to make eye contact with her. Reba McIntyre travels around backstage in one of those typical looking stages cases, so she doesn’t get stopped by fans. That kinda bluegrassy band that plays Timshel but who’s name escapes me are apparently some of the biggest douchebags he’s met. On the other hand, Ozzy and Sharon Osbourne chose to ate dinner with all the stage hands, apparently they’re super nice. Def Leppard was bored one day and invited a bunch of the guys to play softball with em. The list goes on.
Mumford and Sons is the name of the “kinda bluegrassy” band.”
#19 Jennifer Lopez
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“I worked at Sirius Radio, the most notable encounters I had.
Dee Snider : Hard worker, hustler
P. Diddy : Demanding a**hole prone to temper tantrums
Sam Jackson : Personable & funny
J-Lo : Always angry and in a hurry
Diamond Dallas Page : Funny guy, always on
Mick Foley : Friendly wise a**
Wes Craven : Nice to everyone, even interns.”
#20 Kevin Jonas
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“I haven’t worked with him and I guess he’s not that famous anymore, but Kevin Jonas used to come into a small shop where I worked part-time. He was always really nice and would always take pictures with fangirls and s**t. And he complimented my shoes once lol.”
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