30 People Describe Their Strange Celebrity Encounters

When you meet one of your favorite celebrities, you wish them to behave in a way that fulfills your expectations. In a perfect world, the celebrity greets you with a smile and willingly agrees to pose for a photo with you. You might even get the chance to make small talk and tell them how much they mean to you. However, things can be quite different in real life. Some celebs are understandably tired of being hounded all day by paparazzi, and they are tired by the time you talk to them, while others are simply unpleasant and entitled. Here we bring you 30 recounts of Redditors describing their awkward celebrity encounters. Have you ever met a celebrity in real life?

James Franco’s Moustache

Let’s take a look at this story through the eyes of actor James Franco. He is seated in a coffee shop when a complete stranger hits him on the arm and inquires about his mustache. We can see why the actor was caught aback and why he may not have answered in a nice manner.

He was not thrilled to be interrupted while he was relaxing at the coffee shop. However, the fans meant well

Spat on by Samuel L. Jackson

Actor Samuel L. Jackson is one of Hollywood’s most well-known actors. He starred in Pulp Fiction, Django Unchained, and Black Snake Moan, as this piece points out. If this report is accurate, the actor will need to work on his table manners.

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According to this Redditor, the actor sneezed on a server’s arm during a meal in Salt Lake City, leaving a “chunk of phlegm” behind. Hopefully, Mr. Jackson did not mean to do that.

Bashing Leonard Nimoy’s Face

For nearly 50 years, actor Leonard Nimoy played the legendary character Spock in the Star Trek franchise. Fans all across the world adore the actor and the character he played on TV and in movies, making this Reddit story all the more heartwarming.

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We’re not saying it’s cute that someone’s mother slammed a door in Leonard Nimoy’s face. What we’re suggesting is that having any kind of interaction with the actor must have been exciting.

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Shushing Eva Longoria

The lovely Eva Longoria, called “Diva Longoria” by this Redditor, rounds off our list. The “Desperate Housewives” actress reportedly kept talking throughout filming, forcing one Redditor to scream at her and give her an angry grimace.

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The star of “Over Her Dead Body” didn’t take kindly to this and threw her sandwich at the offender. Why should Eva Longoria be prevented from conversing because she is filming a movie? Don’t you know who she is?

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Marilyn Manson in a Headlock

Marilyn Manson (born Brian Hugh Warner) is an industrial metal and shock rock performer best recognized for his unique image and theatrical character. His behavior in this post, in which he flatly dismisses someone’s respectful request, is disappointing.

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An elevator trip with the musician became unpleasant when he refused to sign an autograph request. Unfortunately for him, the person who asked for an autograph was a wrestler, who immediately put Manson’s security in a headlock.

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Kiefer Sutherland’s Lack of Manners

Kiefer Sutherland is a British-born Canadian actor best known for his portrayal of Jack Bauer in the TV series 24. Donald Sutherland, Sutherland’s father, is also an accomplished actor.

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According to one Reddit post, Sutherland has allowed celebrities to get the best of him and believes it’s acceptable to scream and yell at coworkers. The worker, in this case, was being kind until he received a venomous response to his “Have a nice day” greeting.

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Cut Off by Hulk Hogan

Hogan, whose real name is Terry Eugene Bollea, is the most well-known wrestler in the world, with a large personality to match his fame.

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In the first story, Hogan cuts the barbershop line, and in the second, he rents movies over and over again to never return them. It’s no surprise that Hogan doesn’t consider others, given his enormous celebrity.

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George R. R. Martin’s Sneaky Autograph

Finding yourself on a plane next to author George R. R. Martin, the creator of Game of Thrones, is pretty much a dream come true for fans of the series. When this Redditor boarded an aircraft to Seattle, that’s exactly what occurred.

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This conversation went very well, with the two talking about Martin’s new book and their favorite football teams.

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Trolling Hillary Duff

A group of chefs tormented child star Hillary Duff while she ate dinner before a concert in this Reddit celebrity story. A cook pleaded to take her order while the Lizzie Mcguire star ate with her colleagues.

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This chef duped Ms. Duff by pretending he didn’t know her at all as a joke. The rest of the team in the kitchen played along. We can only feel a bit bad for the actress in this situation.

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Annoying Mr. Adam West

Adam West is most known for his portrayal of Batman in the 1960s television series Batman. In this anecdote, Adam West appears to be irritated by someone’s chirpy greeting to them, similar to Kiefer Sutherland earlier in this list.

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After dismissing this teenage horror lover with a flippant “whatever,” West went on to tell this Redditor to “go to hell.”

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Almost Killed by Oprah

We have identified reckless celebrity drivers, and it’s none other than Oprah Winfrey, also known as the “Queen of All Media.” According to a Reddit post, the talk-show host and philanthropist appeared out of nowhere and nearly collided with a family crossing the street.

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However, Winfrey didn’t appear to be terribly sorry for her actions. She allegedly hurled obscenities at the child she nearly ran over. Ever since that day, the Redditor’s mother hated Oprah.

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Dissed by Mike Myers

It’s hard to believe that it was the same actor who portrayed Austin Powers and also played Shrek; however, Mike Myers is that talented. The Canadian actor made his feature film debut in “Wayne’s World”, a comedy and also was part of the Saturday Night Live permanent cast for over 6 years.

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However, according to this story, he isn’t nice. In fact, if this story is to be believed, the actor appears to be plain unpleasant.

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Johnny Depp’s Stage Punishment

Several people on this list have since faced significant claims, including Hollywood actor Johnny Depp. The Pirates of the Caribbean star was visiting a college in the United Kingdom when he was interrupted by a member of the crowd who said they could not hear him.

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Depp’s answer was to approach the individuals and invite them to join him onstage for the duration of the talk. He could have just asked for a microphone instead.

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Meeting Amber Heard at a Restaurant

This New York bartender had an ambivalent experience with Johnny Depp and Amber Heard when they were still a couple. Right now, both parties are accusing the other of abuse and going in and out of court. But one thing we know for sure, and it’s that their relationship was toxic. In her tweet, the bartender wrote:

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According to “ur failing us” Johnny Depp was very nice to the staff, while Amber just acted rude to Johny. It’s safe to say she could have asked for a more fulfilling encounter as a service giver.

Heath Ledger’s Method Madness

Heath Ledger spent a month in a hotel room in preparation for his role as the Joker, surrounded by only inspirational material for the character. The Australian actor immersed himself in the mind of the comic book villain, even keeping a disturbing blog.

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As a method actor, Ledger clearly kept in character while on set, terrorizing a few production employees.

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Texting Weird Al Yankovic

Weird Al Yankovic is a colorful character known for his comic music and unusual stylings. At one of his shows, the singer-songwriter took a fan’s phone and reacted to a text message.

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It must be unsettling to realize you’ve had an unintentional SMS conversation with Weird Al Yankovic, and even more unpleasant that you can’t prove it with a picture!

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Gary Busey Says Go!

Actor in a supporting role and a reality TV personality Gary Busey is an odd sort of guy. The Texas native is known for his impetuous and erratic conduct. He has starred in over 150 films.

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This Redditor minded their own business, carefully deciding what to order. Unfortunately for them, Gary Busey was present and immediately decided to order.

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Emeril Lagasse’s Terrible Temper

American celebrity chef and restaurateur Emeril Lagasse is known to have a bit of a bad temper. While he was in a mall promoting one of his shows, he became enraged as one of the cameras was tripped over.

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We guess that the chef has rage issues and terrible communication skills. This poor Redditor has been through a lot!

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Soaked by Pete Wentz

Pete Wentz, the bassist of the emo band Fall Out Boy, has a bad attitude, according to some reports. The musician is a member of multiple bands and was working on a music video when this happened.

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According to this Redditor, Wentz made a mess when filming his video throughout the day, resulting in a jumble of shattered glass and gumballs.

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Cursed Out by David Hasselhoff

Okay, this celebrity encounter is quite uncomfortable, especially because an adult man is ranting at a small child. When he was seven or eight years old, this Redditor spotted The Hoff at the height of Baywatch stardom. When he asked for an autograph, the TV personality aggressively ignored him, telling him to “beat it.”

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As the poor kid was stunned by such an attitude, Hasselhoff became visibly angry and yelled at him to go away.

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Spaced-out Pauly Shore

Pauly Shore is a famous comedian who has appeared in films such as “Encino Man” and “In the Army Now,” as well as producing, directing, and starring in his own semi-autobiographical mockumentary.

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While waiting tables, this Redditor noticed the actor and served him throughout the evening. The actor pointed up a mistake in a leisurely, spaced-out manner after spilling mustard.

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Fist Fighting Brad Renfro

At the time Brad Renfro portrayed a tough teen in Joel Schumacher’s courtroom thriller “The Client,” he was living in a trailer park with his grandmother. Unfortunately, the kid actor battled addiction and passed away at the age of 25.

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When this story took place, Renfro came across this Redditor and his brother, and the two got into a fistfight.

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Dane Cook’s Crab Freak Out

Dane Cook, the American stand-up comedian, is noted for his dark observational humor. But apparently, the comic doesn’t have much patience in real life, as he badgered this Redditor till he snapped.

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The part of this celebrity story that is most irritating is Dane Cook’s childish tantrum about going to eat Maryland crabs with his team. What’s wrong with crabs?

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Dodged by Michael Douglas

Although some celebrities are frequently taken to places around town by chauffeurs, others choose to buy multiple sports vehicles and drive them themselves. Legendary actor Michael Douglas is undoubtedly one of these individuals who like to drive their own car.

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The actor almost hit this Redditor with his Porsche 911. Fortunately, everything turned out alright, and no one was hurt.

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Tongue-Tied With Shaquille O’Neal

Shaquille O’Neal stands 7 feet 1 inch tall and weighs 325 pounds, making him one of the NBA’s tallest players. If you happened to be in an elevator with him, you’d start wondering, “Should I know this person?” quite quickly. Shaq has the appearance of a celebrity.

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When their aunty missed out on a Shaq autograph because she didn’t know the athlete’s name, this Lakers fan must have been outraged.

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Just Missed by John Williams

Here’s another civilian who was nearly killed by a celebrity. In this situation, we have renowned composer John Williams, who is regarded as one of the best cinema composers of all time.

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This Redditor was on their way to see Williams conduct the Boston Symphony Orchestra when they were almost run over by the composer himself. Would being slammed into by someone who has won 25 Grammy Awards be impressive?

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Stampeded by Kerry Kittles

Kerry Kittles is a former basketball player who played for the New Jersey Nets and the Los Angeles Clippers. This Redditor went to their first-ever New Jersey Nets game when they were eight years old and waited around afterward to meet some of the players.

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Suddenly the kid saw Kerry Kittles walk up to him. Kittles, on the other hand, didn’t stop and completely knocked him down without looking back.

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A Photo, by Colin Farrell

The daring guy described in this post decided to con Irish actor Colin Farrell by using the usual “Any chance of a picture?” ruse on him. Naturally, the actor assumed the individual wanted a photo with him but the man was actually asking Farrell to take a photo for him.

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It is good to know Colin Farrell handled himself well in this situation, because he could have done it horribly.

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Shoving Jamie Foxx Aside

Jamie Foxx has starred in a streak of hits and is a Grammy Award-winning singer. He came into a particularly hard-working document delivery person while filming the vigilante thriller Law Abiding Citizen in Philadelphia.

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Many of the scenes in Law Abiding Citizen were shot at City Hall, making the task of this Redditor more difficult. “Outta my way, Jamie Foxx!” they yelled one day in front of a large crowd.

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Yelling at Dominic Monaghan

Lost was partially shot in Hawaii, which meant that the actors and crew stayed on the island for the duration of the shoot. At a concert, this Redditor’s sister ran into Dominic Monaghan. She, like many others who bump into an unexpected celebrity, blurted out one of Monaghan’s well-known personas. “Hobbit!” she exclaimed.

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In the Lord of the Rings trilogy, Monaghan portrayed Meriadoc “Merry” Brandybuck, one of Frodo’s closest companions.

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Peed on by Shane MacGowan

Shane MacGowan, the Irish-English singer from Celtic punk band The Pogues, is the one you hear crooning “Fairytale of New York” every year during the holidays. The punk rocker was known for his bad manners.

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The Pogues’ singer had a habit of peeing on people’s shoes, recognized for his semi-toothless grin and untidy appearance. While MacGowan has struggled with addiction his entire life, he has since cleaned up his act.

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Don Cheadle, or Cheetah

The fact that it takes place at a Blockbuster store indicates that this is an old story. This Redditor misheard a customer’s name and wrote it down as “Cheetah” when he asked if they had the Japanese fantasy film Howl’s Moving Castle.

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Instead of meeting Mr. Cheetah, this Redditor got to meet Mr. Cheadle. The actor, director, producer, and writer has starred in several critically acclaimed films and television series.

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Bill Cosby’s Tirade

Some celebrities on this list, including actor and comedian Bill Cosby, have since faced serious claims. He even did some jail time. This Reddit tale validates several fairly terrible characteristics of the actor.

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According to the tale, a woman was treated to a furious diatribe from Cosby after making a mistake when organizing a book signing for the disgraced actor. We are quite sure this was not worth yelling over.

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Silently Judging Al Roker

Remember how actor Bill Murray said previously on this list that he could do whatever he wanted because no one would believe the story? This one is a little bit like that — it is so strange but insignificant that it barely seems worth mentioning.

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Al Roker, the American weather forecaster, and TV celebrity, allegedly passed gas while in an elevator. We are guessing there were significant wind forecasts that day!

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The Not So Nice Shia LaBeouf

This regrettably corresponds with charges made against Shia LaBeouf by singer FKA Twigs. LeBeouf gained popularity as a kid actor with the films Even Stevens and Holes. He later went on to play in the Transformers series and Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.

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Shia LaBeouf has, regrettably, not always handled people nicely, as he freely admits. This Reddit post, which features the actor sneering at a teenage girl, proves it.

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Andy, Not Mickey, Rooney

First impressions lead one to believe that this Redditor accidentally wrote “Andy Rooney” rather than “Mickey Rooney.” After all, Judy Garland and Mickey Rooney, who was a child actor, were close friends.

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However, this tale is actually about a grandfather who beat up American radio and television journalist Andy Rooney in order to get a date with Judy Garland. We have more inquiries, but we believe there are no answers to them.

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Accidentally Offending Tom DeLonge

When Tom DeLonge was still in high school, he started the rock group Blink 182, and a few years later, the group had a quadruple-platinum album. Later, he started the bands Angels & Airwaves and Box Car Racer.

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DeLonge asked this Redditor why they said they “used to” enjoy the band, demonstrating that he is still happy with his time spent with Blink 182. Tom, loosen up a bit!

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Tim Curry’s Crab Cakes

Pennywise the clown was portrayed by the amazing Tim Curry in both Stephen King’s It movies and in The Rocky Horror Picture Show. Many people adore the expressive English actor.

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In this funny tale, Tim Curry is shown purchasing numerous boxes of crab cakes from Costco. Curry casts a death gaze when he notices that a family is staring at him, which causes the father to vehemently express his love for shellfish.

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Tom Hanks Made Him a Joke

This Saturday Night Live worker bumped into the famous actor Tom Hanks, who approached him with a simple question, showing how down-to-earth he really is.

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The worker got so nervous because such a celebrity had approached him and answered with the wrong word and ended up responding very strangely. Luckily, Hanks made it into a joke instead of laughing at the person. He’s such a lovely guy.

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A Hug With Danny De Vito

It’s true that being short has some advantages, but mostly it comes with many disadvantages, such as not being able to reach some spots and looking at people in their eyes without stretching.

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This short person bumped into famous actor Danny De Vito, one of the shortest celebrities in Hollywood. They both made eye contact, had a laugh, hug one another, and it all became a great anecdote.

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The Wrong Words to Prince William

The British nobility is maintained by the taxes paid by the British and even though they’re very used to that, it still bothers some of the citizens to have to pay these taxes.

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A woman bumped into Prince William at a club and had the intention to come close to him to say “hi”. There’s no harm in saying “hi”, everyone agrees, but the words that came out of her mouth ended up being very different.

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Michael Keaton Will Always Be Batman

Many actors and actresses portrayed a specific role that everybody still relates to, even though many years and decades have passed since the iconic movie or series came out.

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This is what has been happening to Michael Keaton on a daily basis since 1989. Every person that sees him, gets reminded of the movies in which he became Batman, and the girl that bumped into him and yelled “OMG Batman” is no exception.

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Meeting Whoppi Goldberg… Too Often

Do you feel like there are people you never meet randomly, but there are other people that you meet by chance super often? What would happen if that person was a famous Hollywood actress?

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This Twitter user bumped into Goldberg 3 times in a short period of time in the city of New York. The actress was very nice at first, but by the third time, she seemed scared as she thought she was being stalked.

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Bam! It’s Bam Margera

Bam Margera, the famous skateboarder who starred in MTV’s Jackass and Viva la Bam, was all over our screens in the early 2000s. The actor is known for his bizarre family and willingness to partake in a wide range of dangerously dumb actions.

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One of Margera’s team members was viciously screaming at Spencer’s Gifts employee, demanding that the store be closed down for the celebrity. Bam punched him and later apologized to the employee.

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The Twinkling Henry Winkler

The iconic Henry Winkler began his career as Fonzie from Happy Days and has not stopped since. The legendary actor is still going strong in his 70s and stars in Monsters at Work, the Monsters Inc TV series spin-off.

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In this Reddit tale, Henry Winkler is his charming self, strolling up to a toddler and asking if he should order a bagel. For a child who had never seen Happy Days, this was understandably terrifying.

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Alicia Silverstone’s Toilet Needs

Alicia Silverstone, star of the iconic teen comedy Clueless, is undoubtedly used to getting her way. The actress was the ultimate 90s teen idol, thanks to her appearances in three Aerosmith videos as well as her role as Batgirl in Batman & Robin, the actress was a teen idol.

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To put it another way, we are not surprised the actress stormed into a restroom and pushed someone off the toilet. She really had to go!

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Bill Murray’s Secret Shenanigans

Groundhog Day star Bill Murray once approached him as a tiny child, snatched his pacifier, and put it in his own mouth. Another person claimed that the actor approached someone in a restaurant, took a handful of their fries, and said, “No one will ever believe you.”

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Because of this second report, we have no doubt that the Ghostbusters star goes about doing whatever he likes, knowing that his celebrity position will ultimately protect him.

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Prince Versus the King

The anecdote is more about Prince’s annoying manager rather than the music legend himself, although staff employees for celebrities are essentially extensions of their bosses. In any case, the manager of the “Purple Rain” singer skipped the queue of an electronics store and demanded the employee serve him.

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Nevertheless, being a famous celebrity does not mean you will get your way. This Redditor’s grandfather had no idea who Prince was when at the store.

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Surprise! It’s Patrick Stewart

Sir Patrick Stewart has played a number of legendary characters throughout the course of his six-decade career. He plays Captain Picard in Star Trek, Professor X in the X-Men franchise, and Avery Bullock, Stan’s boss in American Dad. As this Reddit anecdote shows, even at 80 years old, he still has a youthful attitude.

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When the Shakespearean actor burst into the room late at night, he really gave that poor design college student a fright.

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When Arnold Schwarzenegger Shows Up

This story takes place in the 1990s, when Arnold Schwarzenegger, the Austrian-American bodybuilder, and actor, was still a major action star and not yet the Governor of California. When the Terminator himself showed up at the mall kiosk where this Redditor and his colleague were working in Vancouver, they were starstruck.

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He was called in to deal with a matter concerning a hands-free headset after a misunderstanding with Arnie’s personal shopper. What a random situation.

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Emma Watson is Listening

“A group of my friends was eating at a dining hall at the same university Emma Watson went to. One of them started excitedly describing how she had spent her break rereading the Harry Potter books — as she was talking about all of her favorite parts, Emma Watson sat down in the booth directly behind her.”

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“My friend didn’t notice, but the people across from her did. They goaded her into continuing this line of discussion for about 15 minutes before Emma finally got up and left. My friend was mortified.”

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I Stepped on Tina Fey

“I was visiting New York City and walking around with friends — it was pretty late, but the streets were still bustling. We walked by a group of people crowding by this building and asked them what was going on. Well, it was the GE Building (30 Rock, if you will), and Saturday Night Live had just ended. The people were waiting to get their picture taken with the cast and get an autograph. Just as this was being explained to us, Tina Fey walked out (this was before 30 Rock, so she wasn’t as famous yet — but she was my favorite member of the SNL cast at the time).”

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So, I eagerly asked her for a picture. She’s fairly small, and I’m a pretty big guy, so I thought the picture would be hilarious. Well, just as we were taking the picture, I accidentally stepped on her toes really hard. I was apologetic, but she was clearly (and rightfully) unhappy and walked away. The picture was just her grimacing in pain.”

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Regis Philbin And The Fart

“When I lived in New York City, I used to live in the same building as Regis Philbin. It was July 2007, and I had just taken the Graduate Record Examinations for the first time. I did terribly (you get your scores right after the test is finished), and I was really, really mad. So, I decided to go to the gym when I got back to my apartment. I got home, changed my clothes, was still fuming, and got in the elevator (keep in mind that I was still in a terrible mood). I had to fart really badly and was just like: ‘F***k it. Who cares? I failed my GRE, nothing can be worse.’ So I let one rip, and it remains one of the foulest farts I have ever released (I mean, rotten-egg smell). It made my eyes water. So, I am in the elevator alone, choking on my own fart, when suddenly the elevator stopped and opened, and who should get on but Regis Philbin.”

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“My fart flew at him and engulfed him, and I had no one to blame it on — it was obviously me. I was horrified; I turned bright red and ran out of the elevator. So, yeah: That is how I met Regis for the first time!”

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Jon Bon Jovi Got Peed

“This isn’t my story, but my ex-wife once peed on Jon Bon Jovi when she was 2 years old. Her uncle did charter fishing tours, and I guess he was into it at the time.” 

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“They asked if he wanted to see the baby, Jon Bon Jovi held her, and she picked that time to pee.”

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I Asked Britney Spears to Wear a Backstage Pass

“I used to work event security, and one time I was working backstage at an NSYNC concert. They had been there all day doing multiple sound checks, putting in work before the show. I barely had any clue about the groups playing that night. So, a nice car pulled up, and out popped a really attractive blonde woman with a big bodyguard next to her. Her bodyguard was carrying two backstage passes, so I just hit them with a polite: ‘Can you make sure you’re wearing them? All of the bands have arrived.'”

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“The dude flashed me a look, and the woman smiled, waved, and said: ‘Okay!’ A few minutes later, my boss came out with the principal’s sheet — apparently, I had just asked Britney Spears to wear a backstage pass! My boss thought it was hilarious, and I told him multiple times I didn’t listen to pop music. I had no idea who the people were, and I don’t think he realized until that moment how serious I was.”

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Robin Williams Awkward Laugh

“I was part of a college press circuit doing a group interview of the stars of Death to Smoochy. At the end of the whole thing, which took place in a hotel in LA, I was waiting for the valet to bring my car up. Prepared for this, I had a five-dollar bill folded and palmed, ready to give a tip. Next thing you know, Robin Williams came out to wait for his SUV, we made eye contact, and he went to shake my hand. Starstruck and forgetful of my five-dollar bill, I shook his hand and accidentally slipped it into his. He just stared at it for a second, looked at it, then back at me, then back at it, and had a look on his face akin to: ‘You want me to tell a joke or something?’ We had a good awkward laugh about it and parted ways.”

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The comment for this encounter from another Redditor came pretty quick: “Robin Williams’s son, Cody, went to high school with me for a while. It was a boarding school, and during orientation, parents came to help their kids settle in and attend various discussions with instructors. Cody and I were both involved in the Creative Writing program, and his father went to the opening seminar for the class accordingly. He was sitting a few rows behind my family and me, all small and gray and hairy and epic, and I decided to turn around and introduce myself. However, when I turned, I could only smile stupidly at him. He noticed me watching him and smiled back, offering me a nod of the head.”

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Tracy Morgan Surprise at the Club

“My brother was really drunk at a strip club in east St. Louis and met Tracy Morgan. He was sitting at a table by himself and had a stack of dollar bills in front of him.”

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“My brother decided it was the best moment for him to imitate Tracy doing a Britney Spears bit from Saturday Night Live — Tracy told him to fuck off and then gave him a dollar.”

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In Front of Sebastian Stan

“Once, I yelled at my friend in front of Sebastian Stan. We had a not-very-flattering inside joke about him, and we agreed it wouldn’t be polite to mention it to him at our photo op (it’s not the kind of thing you can bring up to someone when you meet them for 3 seconds). ‘Hey, dude — big fan. Have you noticed this weird acting quirk you have? Okay, bye forever!’ Like, that’s a dick move. There was some intense lesbian drama happening that weekend between my friend and me, so we were on edge, to begin with.”

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My friend and I were barely speaking at that point, but we had already paid for the photo op and autograph. Anyway, she started to explain the joke to Sebastian, and I yelled in a SHRILL tone: ‘SHUT UP!’ Sebastian Stan looked very confused and uncomfortable, and I’m still mortified every time I think of it. I didn’t even want a copy of the photo.”

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Yes, It’s Me. Avril Lavigne

“Back when Avril Lavigne was newly famous, I was walking to the Art Gallery of Ontario in Toronto. There was a woman in front of me with her ass-crack hanging out, wearing punk clothes. I said to my friend: ‘Oh, look: It’s another fucking Avril wannabe.’ The woman turned around and shouted: ‘I AM AVRIL!’ And it was.”

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Some Redditors seemed to not like this encounter and commented: “You should have said, “b***ch please, I was talking about Avril Phali, the famous south African football player.”

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Natalie Portman Bizarre and Surreal Behavior

“I was with my ex-girlfriend having ice cream before going to a comedy club in northern Kentucky when this petite woman walked by with a couple of women. We watched her go by and I said: ‘That woman looks like Natalie Portman.’ She sat down at a table nearby, and I looked again (it’s important to know I have an enormous crush on Natalie Portman because of the Star Wars movies). In fact, my ex and I came to an agreement that I wasn’t allowed to cheat on her unless it was with Natalie Portman. So, I started to freak out slightly, calmed down eventually, and went over to ask Natalie if she was indeed my biggest celebrity crush. I gave her the usual ‘big fan’ praises, then excused myself so as not to disturb her when she was enjoying a night out with her family. Later while we were waiting to be let into the comedy club, who should appear right behind us in line but Natalie fucking Portman (she had the same plan as us).”

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“We were assigned to sit at the table right next to hers, and several times during the night, she accidentally leaned back against me. It felt bizarre and surreal because what the hell was Natalie Portman doing in northern Kentucky sitting next to me?! Anyway, the awkward part was that the comedy club did a forced audience participation bit where they grabbed a random person and yanked them onstage to play a part in a sketch. Of course, they grabbed me, so just try to imagine performing in front of an actor you’ve had a crush on for about a decade, and you’ll have an idea of the kind of star-struck anxiety I had while I was there. The performers had the foresight to realize that an unwitting addition to the troupe would likely be awkward and confused, though, so I fit the part pretty well.”

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Daniel Radcliffe and Kate Mulgrew Dinner Party

“I live in the same building as Kate Mulgrew from Star Trek: Voyager, and she called my father for help with her leaking sink (he’s super). Since none of my brothers were around, he asked me to come up and help him. So while my dad was carefully removing the pipe, the water started leaking more frequently. He told me he had to run downstairs and get some more tools and told me to place a bucket under the sink and wait for him. As soon as he left, a stream of water started coming out of the pipe. I grabbed a monkey wrench and got under the sink, and I ended up turning the pipe the wrong way. I pulled so hard that whatever leftover water and gook was in there spilled all over my face. Just then, I heard the kitchen door open, and I thought it was my dad. I sat up quickly from under the sink, hit my head, cursed loudly, and looked up at Daniel Radcliffe. F***k.”

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“Daniel Radcliffe: [Smirking]: ‘Oh, hey, do you need help down there?
Me: ‘No, I just did something stupid. Hey, you’re Harry Potter, right? (I was trying to act all cool).
DR: ‘I get that a lot, but no.’
Me: ‘You ARE f****ing with me, right?’
DR: ‘You hit your head just now — you might be delusional.’
Kate Mulgrew then walked in…
KM: ‘Hey, I see you’ve met Daniel! Here’s that bucket you asked for!’
DR: [Muttered goodbye and left quickly]

It turned out that Kate Mulgrew was holding a post-Equus dinner party, thus why Daniel Radcliffe was there. TL;DR: I met Daniel Radcliffe covered in gook while I helped fix Kate Mulgrew’s sink. It was very, very awkward.”

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High-Five to Steven Spielberg?

“I went to a Los Angeles Kings hockey game. I had great seats right down by the ice, and Steven Spielberg was right in front of me. I noticed him but left him alone. Later on in the game, the Kings scored a go-ahead goal, and it was very exciting.”

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“I started trading high fives with people all around me, and in my zeal, I put my hand up towards Spielberg. He looked appalled and left my high-five hanging there — it was very awkward.” 

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Me and Stevie Wonder at a Funeral

“I was at a funeral with Stevie Wonder for a mutual acquaintance, and my dad awkwardly went up to him.”

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“He said: ‘Um, Mr. Wonder, I love your music — it affected my life a lot when I was younger.’ It was just painful to watch, especially given the circumstances.”

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Ewan McGregor’s ice-breaker

“I worked at Wimbledon in June of 2009, and my shifts finished at 3 p.m. — I was free to try and watch whatever matches were on. Luckily I befriended a couple of guards at the Debenture area. It was the epic Murray vs. Wawrinka match, and I managed to get my friend and me great seats. We were settling down for a decent game when I realized Ewan McGregor was sitting with his family in front of us. I didn’t want to disturb him, so I shouted at Murray as usual. I went to the Debenture entrance and waited for the bathroom, and then suddenly, Ewan was standing next to me.”

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“Our call of nature had coincided, and I panicked (‘I must not look like a simpering floozy’). All I could think about were the Davidoff Adventure aftershave adverts he did. Luckily the crowd went: ‘Ooooooh!’ and applauded. Ewan and I both turned to each other and said: ‘What is Murray doing?’ ‘Hope that wasn’t an important point.’ It was awkward but a good ice-breaker.” 

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I Missed Out on a Picture With Aaron Paul

“It was 2011 at a rest stop. My brother and I were on our way to Las Vegas from Los Angeles, and we met this main character from a TV show I had never heard of. My brother was all excited, and I took photos of them both, and when it was my turn, I was like: ‘Nah, it’s cool right in front of him.”

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“He was there with his girlfriend at the time, was super nice, and we chatted about him wanting to play in the World Series of Poker (as I was going to Vegas for that). Later on, I ended up LOVING Breaking Bad and was spewing I missed out on a picture with Aaron Paul!!! I’ve been kicking myself ever since!!!”

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Harrison Ford in Santa Monica

“I hurt Han Solo’s feelings. I was walking down 3rd St. Promenade in Santa Monica, and my girlfriend looked up and said: ‘Look! There’s Harrison Ford over there!’ I looked up and said I didn’t see him. My girlfriend pointed adamantly and loudly: ‘Over there! It’s Han Solo!'”

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“My response was: ‘What — that old guy?’ at which point Harrison Ford looked directly at me — he had heard. His face dropped, and I feel bad to this day.”

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