I think it’s normal to expect that people who spend their lives in the limelight are, to some extent, different around their family and friends. We all keep our work and personal lives separate to some degree, and when the whole world expects you to be “on” 100% of the time, I imagine that’s more necessary than for the rest of us.
That said, there are some celebrities that people say are faking their entire personality in front of the cameras, and that they’re the polar opposite behind them – if you’re curious, here are 16 examples.
16. His mental health worries me.
Jimmy Fallon laughs like he has a sniper pointed at him at all times set to fire when he doesn’t laugh dramatically.
I only see clips of the guy, but he laughs in a way that I worry if he’s doing well. I hope that’s just how he is and not a nervous tic or something.
But I’d be nervous if my nervous laughter was publically speculated on. nervous laughter
15. This is a fair point.
The Undertaker. I don’t really think the man died several times on national television. I don’t think he really works in graveyards part time.
That said, my dad used to do work for WWE and he met him, the big show, and a whole bunch of other guys. he said the undertaker was incredibly nice, as well as The Big Show.
he was also always amazed by the amount of food that those guys would eat. they would have five different caterers and sometimes that wouldn’t be enough.
14. The eyes always give it away.
I always thought Ellen was faking it. There was something about her eyes that gave it away.
When the news broke about how terrible she was, I felt vindicated.
I always thought her face looked like she’s capable of murdering someone in a fit of rage. Sean Penn too. Whenever someone would talk about how great she is I just kept it to myself because it seemed no one else saw her that way.
13. This doesn’t surprise me.
Paris Hilton, she’s not nearly as air headed as she pretends to be.
I always loved how people tried to avoid the dumb blonde stereotype back in the day and she brilliantly was just like, “Hold my martini.”
12. You can’t convince me.
James cordon, you can’t convince me that guy isn’t an a$$hole.
During Spill your Guts or Fill your Guts, he had trouble naming like one or two crew members. Then he excused it away as “it was a different crew tonight.”
11. You can tell that by the way the dress.
The vast majority of country music stars are not “country” in any sense of the word.
Most came from rich families.
10. He must have good staff.
I used to work for a music industry body. I can confirm DJ Khaled is a total Idiot.
I can’t remember the track but he leaked something online that he was involved with to “let it gain traction” and then called us with his team when when it was being pirated everywhere asking us to take all the illegal links down.
And asking how this could happen.
9. Not so profound.
Jared Leto. I used to be a huge fan of his band (30 Seconds to Mars) back in the day. He seemed pretty genuine and passionate about art and activism, based on old interviews I had seen.
As time has gone on, he seems really self-serving and egotistic, like he sees himself as some profound artist who is changing the world.
8. The mask slips sometimes.
Kevin Hart. If you watch that documentary about him, you see the mask slip a little when he loses the “everybody’s BFF” persona for a minute and is a REAL scumbag to one of his boys going on a completely unprovoked tirade about how “without ME, you’re NOTHING”.
Tom Cruise clearly.
The Rock seems too good to be true to me, but I have nothing to hang it on other than a gut feeling.
7. A real person…maybe.
I bet you anything there’s a real person under under that helmet, not an entirely new species of Homo Sapiens.
6. I’ve never gotten good vibes.
I feel like Julia Roberts is portrayed as America’s Sweetheart but is reportedly a nightmare of a person.
but I read that on the internet soooo
5. Please elaborate.
Kid Rock and Larry the Cable Guy are pretending to be white trash hillbillies when they are actually rich rednecks.
4. He’s barely keeping it together.
Tell us where the bodies are Garth.
After watching his documentary a couple years ago, it became clear to me that he had a full blown mental breakdown at some point.
That dude’s psyche is held together with paperclips and bubblegum.
3. It’s all an act.
Almost all heavy metal rockers are anything but moody devil worshipers.
It’s always been hilarious to me that in reality, Alice Cooper is a soft-spoken Christian.
2. Nicer than you would think.
Gordon Ramsey…. I curse worse when I run a kitchen and it’s all an act… he’s retained like 85% of his staff for more than 15 years I’ve read… if he was really an a-hole they’d leave
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I sent a case of our signature beer to Anthony bourdain when I ran a brewpub and he was giving a speech in town…never said thank you or acknowledged it…. I chalked that up to busy schedule and odd hours…
1. She was goals, honestly.
Old skool here: Marilyn Monroe.
She acted like a ditzy blond but behind the scenes she was hella smart and something of a literary buff (one reason she was attracted to Arthur Miller).
Wow. Some of these really surprised me, but of course, we have to take secondhand accounts with a grain of salt.
Do you have any personal experience with a celebrity who wasn’t at all what you expected? Tell us the story down in the comments!