If you’re wondering what any given celebrity is like in real life, well… even though you can find plenty of stories on the internet, there’s no way to really know for sure without being personally acquainted.
That said, it can be interesting to read different people’s encounters with different celebrities, and these 16 people had what they would call awkward moments with some names that are probably familiar.
16. Only one quick shot at a picture?
That’s a lot of pressure in this day and age!
i told tyler the creator if me and my friends can take a picture with him and he was like “you have 8 seconds “ and he literally was counting down while my mom took the picture for us 😂 pic.twitter.com/AKN78nJ4g6
— . (@lavendermoon0) November 9, 2018
15. That’s the guy being awkward, not the celebrity.
The look on his face is just hilarious.
Once I met @sethmeyers with my dad. My Dad: Seth, can I get a picture? Seth: Sure! *my dad whips out camera* Seth: You don’t want to be in it? My Dad: No pic.twitter.com/nYw2DsWaNv
— Jill J (@jill8277) November 10, 2018
14. I love this story so much.
I bet Ed Sheeran tells it to his friends, too.
My dad met Ed Sheeran and thought he was a bartender. He asked him to bring him a beer,, and he did.
— Lindsey Lovitt (@lindsmarielml) November 12, 2018
13. Not just a dude in great cosplay.
It’s the real Johnny!
I met Johnny Depp on set of POTC5 and he introduced himself
“Hi I’m Johnny”
I just stared at him with my mouth gaping.
(He was in jack sparrow costume) pic.twitter.com/EtZnKtq2nr
— Keira☁️ (@Keirashley) November 10, 2018
12. He seems like an affable bloke.
Like, why should he care what he signs?
I met Jude Law, and the only thing I had on me for him to sign was a pad of penguin paper (I was 21 at the time 😂). So, in that anxious rushed moment I said “WILL YOU SIGN MY PENGUIN PAPER!” – he looked at me, laughed, and happily obliged. 🐧 pic.twitter.com/d9hV9EohwT
— jackie (@jacqpatton) November 10, 2018
11. “What’s wrong with you?”
I feel like that question in and of itself is super awkward!
I met Prince Charles when i went to a hospital for a blood test for eczema. He came to visit sick kids with cancer, shook my hand asked me “Aww now what’s wrong with you 😪” and I said “ummm I have eczema” and him and the press just laughed
— natanya ☆彡(☆^ー^☆)🇹🇹🇮🇳🇳🇬 (@n4t4nya) January 6, 2020
10. Definitely one of the weirder things on this thread.
Maybe she’s even more awkward when she talks?
I met Jessica Alba and no matter what I said to her she wouldn’t speak. Her husband did. We even took a photo. I didn’t request it. But she wouldn’t speak.
— Akilah Hughes (@AkilahObviously) September 19, 2021
9. You can tell she’s trying to be polite.
But she really thinks you’re a dolt.
This 👇🏽 stepping on @Beyonce dress at the Grammys while she gives me a smiling but “get off my dress” through the teeth grin in my junior publicist days. 🤦🏽♂️ 🤷🏽♂️🙀 pic.twitter.com/1ql2NSfOp4
— RobSantini (@robsantini) January 7, 2020
8. I mean no one likes to be told to smile.
That’s just a rule across the board.
Me, a teenager in 1996: Met Mike D from the Beastie Boys. Took his pic and said "smile!" He didn't.
1998: The very first lyric of the first single of their next album begins with "Don't you tell me to smile…"
I always took that as a personal diss. 😆😅
— Jada Natalie Stevens (@cityjada) September 18, 2021
7. I feel like that’s something you can laugh off.
I mean, have a sense of humor, friend!
6. Well this checks out.
Knowing what we know now, I mean.
5. Oh, man, that would haunt me.
Like 3am thoughts for years for sure.
4. We can all use an extra dad.
Especially a good one.
3. I don’t think he thought it was funny.
But at least he was a good sport.
2. Probably not the first time he’d heard that.
But you know. It’s nice to be someone’s Batman.
1. This is right up there with “I carried a watermelon.”
Awkward people unite!
These are pretty funny, and it can be amusing to wonder if that’s what these people are like behind the scenes most of the time.
Have you had an interesting encounter with a celebrity? Share the details with us in the comments!