When we think of meeting celebrities, we sometimes have this made up scenario in our heads that these people are super heroes. When in reality, they're just normal people like us.
Before eBaum's I was working a shit job at a restaurant in Midtown Manhattan. I was a host making minimum wage. But we were owned by a celebrity chef. So there were always big names dining. Jenna Fischer from The Office made a reservation one day, and we ended up seating her at the worst table in the entire restaurant. She was totally fine with it.
As mortifying as that story is, most celebs are normal humans and we're the ones putting them on a pedestal.
A recent question posed by Lauren Modery on Twitter had the internet sharing their most awkward celebrity encounters. Proving all humans are weird as hell.
Tell me the strangest interaction you've had with a celebrity.— Lauren Modery (@Hipstercrite) January 24, 2022
I was briefly stuck in an elevator with Tracy Morgan while on a 10 strip of acid in 2010. He was drunk and nice but I was very much losing my mind https://t.co/yl2WQNPVIX— Venom Lord (@aniceburrito) January 26, 2022
I was minding my own business firing a machine (BB) gun on the White House south lawn in 1998 when the Secret Service politely tapped me on the back to ask if I wouldn’t mind putting the weapon down while POTUS was present. It was pre-9/11. Things were different back then. pic.twitter.com/m9bq9Neq5S— Sanho Tree (@SanhoTree) January 26, 2022
I had brunch with Fabio right before the pandemic started pic.twitter.com/5t3jn7Vq9d— Becky Braunstein (@BeckyFromAlaska) January 26, 2022
Once Andre 3000 was on my ferry ride to Alcatraz and I said hi. My 6 y.o. autistic son came over and started talking his ear off about German Shepherds, his obsession at the time. Andre talked to him about dogs for like 20 mins. We exchanged numbers. 4 years later I got this text pic.twitter.com/OMm3Db62EF— Jason Roth (@LucidJay) January 26, 2022
Charles Barkley came over to our pool table at a bar in Raleigh, NC and wanted to play us in a game. We asked if he wanted to bet, and he said “Sure”. And we asked how much money he had and he said “I have 30 million dollars.”— Sean Dunlop (@seanmdunlop) January 25, 2022
Spent an afternoon with Bill Murray. My gf was living w/ one of his favorite camera people. So, he came over to watch the MLB playoffs w/ a bunch of lesbians. After the game, we went to their softball game. He shared his M&Ms w/ me, making sure I had at least one of every color.— Knancy (@FlippyO) January 25, 2022
Stephen Hawking posed for a photo with me in the middle of the road. pic.twitter.com/nitalMDS6z— Stephen Belcourt (he/him) #Pfizer (@StephenBelcourt) January 25, 2022
Sean Penn and a person who appeared to be a manager or other person he had a business relationship with sat next to me at a restaurant. They ordered water and a single plate of mashed potatoes which they shared slowly and in near complete silence. It was so weirdly unsettling.— ErinSiobhan (@ErinSiobhan) January 25, 2022
All my interactions have been strange.— Joe Friday Higgins (@Head_Haunter_) January 26, 2022
Amy Winehouse randomly striking up a conversation with me about my tattoos, and telling me my ex girlfriend looked like a sour faced bitch (she was) in a bar in Camden. More surreal than anything. https://t.co/g73XSgLzY9
David & Victoria Beckham
When I met David and Victoria Beckham and I was wearing a hat and Victoria said “OH DAVIDS GOT A HAD LIKE THAT HAVEN’T YOU DAVID” and he went “oh yeah, I’ve got a hat like that” https://t.co/M8vbRkbsoB— Sarah (@idlewildgirl) January 25, 2022
I saw Danny DeVito outside of LAX looking at his cell phone. As I walked up to him, he looked up at me and said “wanna take a selfie with me?” pic.twitter.com/KUOm4O6rMg— MIKE.⚾️ (@Vitto_Rio) January 26, 2022
right: pauly shore— Molly Britt (@brittandmortar) January 26, 2022
left: me pic.twitter.com/7TkP4esfea
I went to 5 Guys and when I went to order fries a deep voice said “Get a burger” and I turned to see @SHAQ in a white shirt and wearing Mickey Mouse ears. Sheepishly said “I’m not that hungry, Shaq” and he responded “get it for me.” https://t.co/mPFpriAQIZ— NFT (nick friggin tofani) (@nickeldoodle) January 26, 2022
A woman ran into me with her suitcase in Heathrow. I told her to "watch where the fuck you're going" and then turned around and it was Yoko Ono. https://t.co/qzbCulAgLf— The Ineffable LHB (@lhbizness) January 25, 2022
If there's one thing we can take away from this, it's that celebs are just as awkward as every other human. That, and Danny DeVito must be protected at all costs.