Everyone has someone famous or influential that they'd like to meet. And we know meeting them would be even better if they turned out to be total sweethearts.
Thanks to Redditor Remleygold, we can rest easy knowing that some of our favorite celebrities are, in fact, nice people thanks to today's burning question: "People of Reddit who have met a celebrity which one and how was the experience?"
I met Dave Chapelle a few years ago. Got to talk to him for about twenty minutes. He was really down to earth, and just naturally funny and enjoyable to speak with.
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I met Ashton Kutcher and Demi Moore (when they were married) when they rented a nearby house for the Super Bowl in town. I was super young and a bunch of us rode our bikes to see them. He made a point of walking out to hug and take pictures with everyone and was all around a super charming guy. She was a little more standoffish but still sweet. He drove around the neighborhood a few times the days before and would always smile and wave to everyone.
"My dad and I..."
My dad and I went to a con for my sixteenth birthday. As we are just walking around we see this guy in a really good Jack sparrow costume so we ask if we can snap a photo and he says of course. So I stand next to him and my dad snaps the photo. A few months after the con he's talking to one of his co workers and shows him the photo. Apparently I got a photo unknowingly with Johnny Depp who's known to go to small cons in full costume. My experience with him was great he was super kind and chill.
"I was his Uber driver."
I met Tom Holland. I was his Uber driver. I geeked out for a second, initially. He kind of popped out of nowhere, even if it was a non celebrity, I would have been startled, but since it was him I was startled and blurred out' "you're Spider-man", . He responded with, "no I'm not", and proceeded to ask about my day. Super nice, we talked for a bit, and the rest of the ride we both enjoyed our own music; he put his airpods in and I with my car speakers. Luckily, I didn't freak him out too much, because he left a nice tip through the app.
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My dad worked on Equus when Daniel Radcliffe starred in it. He got me a ticket to the Christmas Eve show, and afterwards I was brought backstage with the cast and crew for a little party in one of the dressing rooms. As I was walking into the dressing room, Daniel was just standing in the doorway and said something like "Pardon me" so I could get in, like he was in MY WAY. I remember turning bright red and telling him he was fantastic and he shook my hand and thanked me for coming. He was so genuine and chill. My dad who was a part of the crew got to interact with him pretty frequently, enough to have little inside jokes even, and he also said he was one of the most down to earth people he'd ever met. All in all a really cool guy, and a phenomenal actor.
Side note: this was the play that required his character to be completely naked at one point. I remember how surreal it was to shake the hand of someone I'd seen in all of the Harry Potter movies growing up, and thinking, "wow, I just saw your penis and now we're in a doorway shaking hands and my god you are lovely."
"I met Mac Miller..."
I met Mac Miller a few years ago. It was a meet and greet, but I got there dumb early and was the first to meet him, so I got a lil extra time to hang around him. He was so chill, exactly how you'd imagine. I barely remember what I said, he was my favorite rapper...still is. I feel lucky I got to meet him.
"He was on my flight..."
I met Richard Simmons. He was on my flight to Venice. He was super friendly! Said he was going to buy hair dye for me because my son has red hair and he said we needed to match.
I've met literally hundreds of celebrities - I work for the guest department for a convention. The one that stands out to me was Carrie Fisher. She was every bit as fabulous, insane, and inappropriate behind the scenes as what you saw on stage. And Stan Lee was a cheeky bugger.
"I met Liam Neeson..."
I met Liam Neeson at the bar of an Asian restaurant in Manhattan during the late 90's. He politely turned down my request for an autograph to take home to my mother, but was pleasant otherwise.
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Met Weird Al in the parking lot of the venue he was later performing at, in New Hampshire like 15ish years ago.
My dad is the kind of guy who will hang out in parking lots, show up early or stay late to stuff, trying to get autographs and meet celebrities. It always mortified me, because I felt like we were bothering people, and I hated to make a fuss or bother anyone.
Weird Al was super, incredibly nice, and not at all bothered about us lurking around the big buses, just waiting for him like weirdos. He signed a $2 bill for me (my dad specifically brought it) and my brother's sweatshirt, talked to us for a few minutes and left.
The show was also awesome. I was like 14 and it's still one of my favorite concert memories.