In the off-chance that you run into a celebrity while you're on vacation or out and about doing daily tasks, you always hope that they're as awesome as they portray themselves on the big screens or in interviews, but unfortunately, that's not always the case.
Below are stories of the worst celebrity encounters that people have had, as told on AskReddit. Check them out!
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"She gets away with being a diva because people love it when she 'slays' people but she's actually a huge prick. She's constantly bringing down other women in the music industry and people hate working with her because her demands are too high.
She came into my job and got seated in a section completely away from the rest of the restaurant, which makes sense. When the server would ask her a question, she didn't say a word. She would just shake or nod her head but didn't talk to my coworker. She didn't want anyone walking through her little 'personal area' of the restaurant unless they needed to be there. She ordered some stuff that her kids didn't even touch so it was thrown away cause it touched the table. And she wanted to take her adult beverage to-go. Which you can't do."
"I was invited by a friend to the opening press night of a theatre play she was doing with Elisabeth Moss and Keira Knightley here in London. At the after-party, she introduced me to Keira who was simply to most attentive and sweetest person, but then later in the evening, I found myself sat down next to Moss.
I was just making quick small talk whilst waiting for my friend when one of her friends walked past mid-sentence and she reached out to her and said quite loudly, 'Take me with you, I'm so BORED.'
It was so unbelievably rude and I haven't shaken my dislike for her since then!"
"I saw Liv Tyler walk into an art exhibit at the MOMA that was one person at a time. The wait was literally four to five hours to get in and people would show up hours before the gallery opened to see it. When Liv Tyler walked in, she cut in front of everyone and told the guard that she was next. He told her she was not, that accommodations could be made ahead of time for busy people or VIPs, but that she couldn't just cut in front of everyone with no warning.
She threw a fit and argued with him about who she was, he just shrugged and she stormed off.
About 20 minutes later, Orlando Bloom showed up, the guard told him the same thing and he said, 'That's fair, I totally get it,' and spent some time signing autographs. Class act that one."
"I worked on a photo shoot with her and all I gotta say is 'Wow.'
From the moment she showed up to the moment she left, she was screaming at everyone about everything. An absolute prick to the nicest people who didn't do anything to deserve it.
Apparently, that is how she always behaves when there are no cameras on her. I lost every ounce of respect I had for her after that day."
"Steven Seagal is notorious for kicking stuntmen in the junk. He finds it hilarious.
He's also been known to have hospitalized stunt performers in the past, sending some for surgery.
I have a ton of friends in the stunt industry and one told me a story about a time Seagal arrived to set late and in a bad mood. He refused to practice the stunt. During the taping, he was supposed to throw a stunt performer through a cabinet head first that had been prepared to break. Instead, he drove the guy's top teeth through a portion that wasn't prepared to break. This broke the stuntman's upper jaw and knocked out most of his teeth. The guy has been through multiple surgeries since the incident. Seagal just left with no apologies."
"My cousin worked in marketing for a cracker brand she was selling. She comes in for a photoshoot wearing a low cut blouse that revealed a good amount of cleavage when she bent over. They asked if she could change clothes because a lot of the photos couldn't be used. She immediately blew up and was cursing at everyone.
Even though the photos were for ads aimed at kids and mothers, because she was such a prick, they couldn't get her to understand what was wrong. Eventually, they just used the photos and had to photoshop in clothing to make it appropriate for the ad campaign."
"I'm friends with someone who worked on a set with Bruce Willis.
An intern at one point went up to him and told him how much he loved and appreciated his work. Bruce smiled and said thank you, and as soon as the intern walked away, he went to the guy's manager and proclaimed he would leave set if the intern wasn't fired immediately.
The kid was fired and it's pretty messed up considering how much time and work he probably put in just to get to that point."
"I know for a fact that Catherine Zeta-Jones is a real prick who treats regular people like complete trash.
I used to work at Mandalay Bay in 2002 and she expected you to wait on her hand and foot, and then she would give zero tips for anything you did. An oversight is one thing, as we understand that it happens with celebrities, but not to this extent."
"I served Jared Leto in a shop once. He was with a friendly girl who answered my basic customer service transaction questions such as 'Cash or charge?' and 'Would you like a bag with that?' for him.
He just stared at me the whole time. He's also very thin and small and looks much younger than his age."
"Last year I did a catering job for a movie called 'I Feel Pretty' and Amy Schumer was the main actress. Every day, she would come in and yell at everyone and always made production run late.
Making the movie took a lot longer to film than it should've, resulting in 16 hour days instead of the projected 12-hour days."
"Despite the public image of a laid back lady, Kristen Stewart is an absolutely emotionally off-kilter maniac. Last year, when she was shooting in New Orleans, she was constantly getting into verbal and physical confrontations and single-handedly delayed the movie by at least a month with her drama.
Most directors and co-stars who work with her blacklist her, which is why the 'Twilight' movies switched up directors with every new installment and why things have gotten quieter since that Woody Allen movie."
"My father spent almost his entire career, close to 30 years, in the tech industry. He's a much nicer man than I've ever been, and I don't recall him ever saying anything negative about people he worked with or even companies he was competing with. He was a big believer in networking and was kind of old school about that sort of thing, so he generally had a positive mindset.
Except when it came to Steve Jobs. He has repeatedly referred to him as the biggest prick in the entire industry, that he was just absolutely impossible to deal with, and that he stole ideas routinely.
Ironically, the product my dad was pitching to Jobs was related to protecting intellectual property. They said they weren't interested, then Apple tried to steal the idea and engineer their own version."
"Jennifer Aniston bought a refrigerator from a company without a warranty. She was informed that she didn't get a warranty. The fridge broke down and she called the company expecting it to be replaced. They informed her they couldn't because she didn't get a warranty. She laughed and said she would give autographs to them for a new fridge. The company said no, that's not the policy. She got really ticked and told the company that she's never going to buy another product from them again, and told all her friends to do the same thing.
Not a huge prick move, but she definitely has an ego."
"Pauly Shore came into the gym I was working at and tried to pick me up. He asked me to come back to his hotel with him. I don't remember how I responded; I think I might have laughed uncomfortably because I wasn't sure if he was being serious.
He then started throwing a bit of a fit to my manager because he wasn't satisfied with the gym and demanded special treatment. I don't remember exactly what he was upset about. This was a long time ago. I just remember that he stormed off because my manager wasn't giving him what he wanted.
After he left, my manager said, 'That guy's such a prick.'"
"I work as a stagehand on the side when I have the time and Bob is infamous for threatening to get a stagehand fired if any stagehands make eye contact with him.
We aren't allowed to be around when he's playing since we didn't pay for tickets, even though it can take days to set things up properly."
"I sat next to Rachel Weisz on a flight to Malta. I was 14 or 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 mess this up by acting like another fawning fangirl.' I never let on that I knew who she was and just chatted happily with her as the conversation dwindled and 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 clearly 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 simply and quietly, '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."
"A buddy of mine was a student at the University of Michigan while Michael Phelps was training there under Bob Bowman. He and a few friends were walking outside the natatorium and ran into Phelps, who was eating a granola bar while heading in to practice. They were pretty awestruck and headed over in hopes of a photo or potential blumpkin. Phelps quickly finished his granola bar in order to shake my buddy's hand.
As they were shaking hands he transferred the wrapper to my buddy, leaned in, whispered, 'You can keep that,' and promptly walked off."
"I work for an airline, so I see some celebs from time to time. One time, Tom Cruise cussed me out because I wouldn't violate federal law and bring his checked bags to him planeside. I made him go to baggage claim like everyone else.
He was coming off the plane and was told to pick his bag up plane side. For whatever reason, there was no planeside tag marking his bag as such. I explained to him the whole deal with it, he turned red and stormed off, mumbling curses under his breath."
"I met Stephen Fry in South Africa during a convention at a resort. He was there to give a speech. I always loved his work and comedy (especially with Hugh Laurie), so I was curious how he would be in real life.
There was a group of people surrounding him, and I sat at the bar listening to their conversations. Fry was insufferable. He was pompous, rude and condescending. It was clear by the way he spoke that he thought quite highly of himself. He is eloquent and rather witty so at first, he got away with it, but after a while, the conversation got on the difference between American and English humor and people started to notice his attitude. To illustrate his point, he invited an older American couple to join the group and proceeded to 'cleverly' insult them in front of the bystanders.
He also had a young PA with him that he bossed around and who he kept referring to as 'his boy.'
I know that he was an undiagnosed manic depressive at the time and that even the nicest of people can have an off day, but judging from the way he spoke and how he held himself, it was evident that he was used to acting like that.
I still really enjoy his work, but sometimes I can't help picturing how much of a prick he was when I see him now. To me, he comes across as insincere when he is being polite and friendly, which is a shame."
"Back in the early '90's, Clint was in southern Alberta doing some shooting for a film. It just so happens that we were doing some camping, and had been camping for like a good solid week before deciding, one day, to check out the Royal Tyrel Museum of Paleontology because that's the best thing ever. It wasn't super expensive and it's an easy way to keep your tiny children occupied when you just need a day of not keeping them from hurting themselves, you know?
So there we were, this extremely stinky, camping family, the very embodiment of the lower class, hanging out in a museum looking at dinosaur bones because awesome. It just so happens that Clint and crew had the day off and decided to check out dinosaur bones, too, because that stuff is awesome and I respect a movie guy who likes massive bones. We're there, looking at dino bones, they're there, looking at dino bones.
Now, to add some context to my father's state of mind: I was a loud, obnoxious 6-year-old. My sister was worse. Dad has spent a week trapped more or less in the confines of a tent with his idiot son and stupid toddler daughter and was on edge. He probably wanted a fight. He was spoilin' for an argument.
Well, Dad overheard one of the crew guys griping about how lame Canada apparently was compared to America, and how he couldn't wait to go back home and the crew guys were chuckling about it. So, stinky Dad waltzed over -- a true, red-blooded Canadian, proud of his country, a real patriot -- and told them that if they don't like it, why don't they all go back to America. Dad didn't realize that Clint Eastwood was among the people he was swearing at.
After they wander off, grumbling about rude, stinky Canadians or something, Dad came back to us, and Mom essentially asked him, happily, 'Oh, what were you talking to Clint about?' all bubbly and excited.
I spent my youth watching a lot of Clint Eastwood movies. My dad suffers pretty deeply from 'Canadian guilt,' which is a lot like your standard 'white guilt,' except it isn't biased toward race. Essentially, he's just sorry all the time. Made for good movie nights as a kid though. I would watch Dad put his foot in his mouth again."
"I was a little kid in the 70's. Like pretty much every little boy, I thought Evel Knievel was so cool.
When I was about 7, I was at the airport with my mom, her boyfriend, and a friend of mine. My mother's boyfriend told us that Evel was in one of the lounges. He was sitting in a back corner, sipping a drink and engulfed in a cloud of smoke.
We both approached him excitedly and asked for his autograph. He had obviously had a few too many, but he picked up a couple of napkins and scratched out his signature on both of them. Then he looked at us and said, 'Before I give you these, I'm going to teach you something.' My friend at I looked at each other, totally starstruck and grinning like idiots.
Evel proceeded to tap both of us on the arm. 'Does that hurt?' he asked. We both shook our heads and said no. Then he poked us lightly in the chest, 'Does that hurt?' Again we both said no in unison.
Then he made fists out of both hands with the middle knuckle sticking out and brought them down sharply and simultaneously, protruding knuckle first, onto both of our heads. 'Does that hurt?' he asked. Neither of us could really answer, I was holding back tears from the pain. He waited a few seconds and said: 'That's why you wear a safety helmet,' and handed us the napkins."