People Are Sharing Their 'Strangest' Interactions With Celebs

Most people will, at one time or another, have a chance encounter with some type of celebrity.

These stories can range from delightful to disturbing, but in any event, they always make for a good tale.

Let's delve into a Twitter thread that's all about these celeb encounters.

Lauren Modery got the ball rolling.

Modery, a writer who's penned Hollywood scripts and worked in the film industry, had a question for her followers: what's the strangest encounter you've ever had with a celebrity? The answers were entertaining, to say the least.

Modery shared a few of her encounters.

The first one starts with a bit of a tease, because it's a juicy story but Lauren refuses to name him. All we really know from this story is that it was a him, which doesn't narrow things down much.

Lauren had quite a few stories of celeb encounters.

While it would be awesome to meet Jeff Goldblum and Julia Louis-Dreyfuss, the whole thread started to look like a one-person name-dropping extravaganza. But other Twitter users did chime in eventually, I promise.

He seems like a good dude.

You might be pretty cool, but you'll never be as cool as this random dude who Andre 3000 casually befriended at Alcatraz. I mean, this guy just got an invite to hang out with Andre 3000. That's cool.

Andre 3000, redux.

If you needed proof that Andre is a cool guy, here's a story that piggybacked on the first. Some celebrities don't even like it when you take their picture, but Andre 3000 welcomes it and insists that you get in the frame with him.

English rock fans rejoice.

Ian Brown's name might not be as instantly recognizable as, say, Bruce Springsteen's, but Brown was the lead singer of the Stone Roses and then had a solo career. For what it's worth, Lionel Blair was a British TV presenter.


This person has video evidence of their encounter with Jim Carrey. I mean, it's kind of awkward because of the nervousness on display, but it's still a cool bit of video to have. It makes me wonder what Jim Carrey's like in real life.

Another one for the U.K. folks.

I thought from this story that Ainsley Harriott was another musician (he's singing in this story), but it turns out he's a celebrity chef and television presenter in the U.K. It sounds like a pretty fun night in Johannesburg.

What a twist.

This story starts out like pop star Richard Marx just needed a piece of gum. But from the way it ends, it kind of sounds like Richard Marx thought that @BRex760 had the kind of breath that needs gum.

Celebs like to talk about celebs.

Skimming this, it sounded like it might be a Michael B. Jordan story, but it's actually a Winona Ryder story. Turns out everyone, especially Hollywood stars, wants to talk about what an incredible show The Wire was.

Story checks out.

Gene Simmons has been in the public eye for around half a century now, which means we have a pretty good idea of his public image. From what we know of Gene Simmons, this sounds very much like a Gene Simmons story.

That sounds alarming.

I've never been sure if Crispin Glover is an unhinged maniac, or just a normal guy who's really good at playing unhinged maniacs. After reading this story, I'm still not entirely sure what kind of person he is.

It's a beautiful day.

Bono occupies a spot on the celeb echelon that would seemingly keep him out of random bars in Nashville, but here's evidence to the contrary. He must get recognized a lot with those signature Bono glasses.

Ooh, this is a good one.

The story here is an older one and not intended as a response to the original tweet, but it's still good. I mean, it's someone who represents a paranormal society rubbing shoulders with Nic Cage himself.

When sour turns sweet.

This is kind of nice, and 35ish years later it's still clearly a memorable encounter. @Cancon70 wasn't really feeling their assignment that night, but thanks to the friendliness and generosity of Burton Cummings, it was a positive encounter.

Two for the price of one.

This is not just two celebrities — John Cusack and Elvis Costello — for the price of one, it's two celebrities getting annoyed for the price of one. I wonder if either one of them ever listened to that CD.

Fair enough.

I have to admit that even if I had absolutely nothing to do on a given day, even if I was completely bored out of my skull, I would not want to sit through a Jared Leto poetry reading.

Pics or it didn't happen.

This is a fun story, but I suspect that it's just that — a story. If you're going to engineer a legendary prank that might get you fired, the least you could do would be to record it.

This tale is evocative.

The person who wrote this tweet is a gifted writer, because in just a few short sentences, they've completely captured the essence of Rutger Hauer. I mean, read it again. It's like you're sitting right there.

Rockstar beef!

It would be kind of thrilling to meet Eric Clapton, then disappointing that all he was interested in doing was going to a strip club in Cleveland and trash-talking the guys in Pink Floyd. Talk about a letdown.