People Share Moments They Were Talking To Celebrities Without Even Knowing It

It's not uncommon to be starstruck around celebs.

After all, it's a wild experience to meet someone you've seen on TV or in movies in the flesh. But there are reverse situations that can also happen: meeting a celeb without even knowing it.

Sounds crazy, but it has happened. Case in point: these 10+ fan stories.

1. Vanessa Hudgens

As a celeb who rides the subway, she's in good company with other do-good celebs like Keanu Reeves!

She once even got asked out by a fan who didn't recognize her. This was documented in a hilarious video on TikTok.

2. Chris Evans

As one of the most gorgeous men on the planet, it feels baffling that people wouldn't recognize him.

But this happened to Reddit user Sarahm0ses who shared that he flew under the radar while going to see Bridesmaids at the theatre she worked at.

3. Klay Thompson

When a scaffolding fell off a NY building, the real breaking news was that Fox 5 interviewed Golden State Warriors star Klay Thompson without even realizing it!

The only person who knew who he was was the cameraman!

4. Harrison Ford

While this Reddit user recognized the Star Wars actor at an ice cream shop, they were the only one.

"He kept his head low like he just wanted to get his cone and get out of there before anyone realized who he was, so I obliged by doing my best not to freak out," they wrote.

5. Mark Hamill

Yet another member of the Star Wars cast not recognized!

The actor was enjoying his time skiing when a man asked what Mark did for a living. To his surprise, he soon discovered that he was next to Luke Skywalker himself!

6. Sigourney Weaver

In case you're wondering what the Alien icon gets up to in her free time, it's walking her dog around Maine.

When she does, she tends to chat up people, like this person's father-in-law who had no idea who she was for days!

7. Kiefer Sutherland

Not only did this TikTok user meet the 24 star without knowing it, but she called him “Keith” all night.

Since she knew Dolly Parton's manager and got to frequent celeb parties, they had many stories about her time with "Keith".

8. Pierce Brosnan

What could be worse than not recognizing a celeb? Not recognizing them and yelling at them!

Reddit user XANA12345 shared the tale of what happened to their mother when the actor cut in front of her in line for food.

"She snapped and told him to go to the back of the line like everyone else," they wrote.

"She got her food and went back to my dad sitting there mouth wide open in shock."

He then proceeded to tell her that she just yelled at James Bond!

9. Micheal Bublé

When TikTok user @shelbyhyoung was flying to visit her boyfriend, she ended up chatting with the guy sitting in front of her.

It was only after asking for his name that he introduced himself as the famous singer.

10. Ben Affleck

Reddit user gregorykay got the surprise of his life when he wrapped up an epic match on Starcraft.

He received this message shortly after: “Not sure if you all care but you just beat Ben Affleck”. This was later confirmed on the actor's official website.

11. Scarlett Johannson

Want to meet the Avengers actress? Just hang out at the zoo!

Reddit user mojomann128 shared that his son unknowingly met the actress after he asked her to read the information on a plaque about reptiles.

12. Shaq

"I (almost literally) ran into Shaq at a small restaurant in LA," wrote Reddit user etpooms.

"You know how some people are so tall you don't 'see them?" Only once they said "excuse me, man," did they notice that it was the basketball player.

13. Seth Rogen

In case you needed a reminder that the comedian is incredibly down-to-earth, this story is it.

TikTok user, @gilmoregurl13 shared that she was at the airport when she spotted the Knocked Up actor.

After she went over and gave him a big hug (which he willingly gave back) her mom came over and asked how they knew each other.

"And he looked at my mom and said, 'we're old friends,'" the user recalled Seth saying.

How cool is he?

14. Justin Timberlake

"I went to a basketball game with my dad and we stopped by the bar area in the arena first," wrote Reddit user, Ken_the_Andal.

"I immediately did a double take and couldn't believe I didn't recognize him even with the hat and sunglasses."

15. The cast of *High School Musical*

Such a flex," TikTok user @michael252c captioned this video of him meeting not one, not two, but five actors from the hit Disney series.

This all happened when he was just six years old and wandering around a hotel.

16. Magic Johnson

Reddit user dutchman3532 shared his dad's embarrassing encounter with Magic Johnson.

On an elevator in L.A., he noticed a massive presence. After saying, “Shaq, it’s nice to meet ya," the man replied, “I’m Magic Johnson but it’s nice to meet you too."

17. Jamie Dornan

Want to get the Fifty Shades of Grey star's attention in public? Just call him Christian.

That's what happened to this TikTok user who shared that Jamie kept thinking she talking to him when she was actually talking to her co-worker named Christian.