"I sat next to Rachel Weisz on a flight to Malta. I was 15 years old and had absolutely fallen in love with her in The Mummy movies. She was my first girl crush and I wanted to be just like her. She was very warm and friendly at the beginning of the flight so I thought 'Don't screw this up by acting like another fawning fangirl.'
I never let on that I knew who she was and just chatted happily with her, but as the conversation dwindled she became more sullen and withdrawn. Finally she snapped at me about something (I can't even remember what I said or what she said in response, but it was in an irritated tone) and I immediately sat back and went silent.
Her little son and his nanny were sitting across the aisle from me and I guess the nanny had been eavesdropping. A couple minutes after Weisz snapped at me, she got up to use the restroom and her nanny leaned over and said, 'She gets upset if you don't acknowledge who she is.' I tried to continue talking to the nanny but she turned back to the little boy and acted like she had never said anything at all." — Redditor Shark-Farts
I'm in a dance group at Brown and we keep our costumes in the same building where some theatre groups have plays/rehearsals. I was just trying on a bunch of different dance costumes in the bathroom. There was no one else there so I didn't bother going into a stall.
She was in a play there at the time and I guess just going back and forth to the bathroom to change outfits/makeup between scenes. She walked in and I was just like oh cool, it's Emma Watson and then I was like ...
Aaaaaand this sounds like the beginning of an oddly detailed fan fic." - Redditor ShhDrinktheKoolAid
"One time I was in a Subway (sandwich place) in Orem, UT and Gerard Butler walks up behind me. I look at him, he smiles at me, and then we both pretend that he isn't himself. I say, 'You look like Gerard Butler, he's one of my favorite actors.' He said, 'I get that a lot,' and winks.
Then he asks, 'Well, are you a true fan of his?' And I say, 'Of course!' He asks if I knew what he used to do, and I reply with, 'He used to be a lawyer, before giving that up to pursue acting,' and then we spent the next twenty minutes discussing law, politics, and why someone would give up a successful career in law.
Then, we shook hands and parted ways." — Redditor catangel001
Just imagine: If Gerard Butler hadn't given up law, this Reddit post would have never happened.
"My girlfriend was seven at the time, and her and her parents were in JFK at the AA Admiral's Club. Anyway, her dad recognized someone and sent [her] over to ask him if he was in the Rolling Stones... So she goes over and asks him, and he chuckles and looks at her and says 'Honey, I am the Rolling Stones.' It was Mick Jagger." — Redditor getstonedplaygames
"My dad once sat next to Hulk Hogan on an airplane. He told my dad that he needed to get home quick because his wife was giving birth, and if he wasn't there she'd beat the shit out of him." — Redditor lolmaster2000
"I used to live in the East Village about a block from Willem Dafoe. I would see him around the neighborhood a lot, enough times that we would nod to one another in greeting as we passed on the sidewalk.
One day I walked into our corner convenience store and I completely spaced about why I came in there. I stood just inside the door trying to remember what I came for when I hear the bell on the door jingle and I turn around and see Willem Dafoe standing behind me.
It was a small store and he thought I was standing in line at the counter so I politely told him to go ahead of me because I have no idea what I needed. He steps in front of me, stops, and says, 'Dammit, now I can't remember either.' After a few seconds he snaps his fingers, reaches up on shelf and pulls down about five packs of condoms and giddily throws them on the clerk's counter.
I told him I just remembered that I only came in for some dish washing liquid, got it from another shelf and stood behind him to pay. After he pays, on his way out the door he turns around to me and says 'It's gonna be a big night!'" — Redditor dadamax
Imagine how great the person who actually slept with Willem Dafoe's story must be?
"A buddy of mine was having a smoke outside a bar near Detroit, when Bruce Campbell strolls by. It's a little after 1:00 a.m. and he's wearing ray ban shades. One of his friends sheepishly asks 'Excuse me, are you Bruce Campbell?' Bruce stops, tips his sunglasses, and responds with 'Well, someone's gotta be.'" — Redditor Accidental_Feltcher
Bruce Campbell is so cool, he wears his sunglasses at night. Because he can.
"Served Christian Bale a latte at work, he went and stood facing the wall, like a child's punishment until his coffee was ready. People were more bemused by his behavior, thus giving him slightly more attention." — Anonymous Reddit user
"My dad got stuck on the median of Park Ave with John Lennon who was crossing the other way. My dad said, 'Surprised to see you here,' and John answered, 'Well I'm surprised to see YOU here.' Then they just walked their separate ways." — Redditor bluejams
"Got into a cab and the driver immediately started telling me his last fare had been Ralph Fiennes. Apparently RF noticed the pictures of his son on the dash and driver admitted his son was a massive fan of Harry Potter, so Ralph offers to give him a call.
So the guy calls his son and says 'I've got someone very special here who wants to talk to you', Ralph takes the phone and goes straight in, full Voldemort voice, with 'So I hear you think you're a strong enough wizard to defeat me??'
Apparently for the next few minutes all the cabby can hear is lots of tough talk and then a lot of shouting 'expelliarmus!' 'you'll never defeat me!' and then a very convincing death gargle. Ralph passes the phone back, signs a bit of paper which the cabby showed us 'To George, The greatest wizard I have ever duelled' and then tips very well... Not a lot of kids get to duel Voldemort over the phone..." — Redditor watchthatcorkscrew
"Years ago, I'm with some friends at this shitty bar in New Orleans. A friend of a friend is playing an acoustic show, and we're the only ones in the bar. Out of nowhere, this giant crowd comes into the bar, and out of nowhere, Nic Cage emerges.
Where we're sitting, between us and the stage, is a dance floor. He falls to his knees, and starts doing this weird dance thing. It looked like the pic of Hendrix when he lit the guitar on fire. He does this for a very short amount of time, then he hops up, goes, 'Woooohooo' and saunters out the bar, quickly followed by all of his followers. It was fucking surreal." — Redditor robotrock1382