9 Fascinating Facts About Celebrities That Take You Aback
It would appear that all there is to know about Hollywood superstars is already in our possession. However, because they are normal people, they also have secrets that they'd like to keep to themselves. For example, Katy Perry used to keep strands of Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus's hair, while Ryan Gosling once turned down an offer to become a member of the Backstreet Boys.
1. Michael Jackson
Source: Getty ImagesMichael Jackson wanted to buy Marvel Comics and produce a Spider-Man film in the late '90s. The legendary comic book artist Stan Lee visited Jackson at his home to discuss purchasing the property. Lee never found out whether Jackson was interested in directing or acting in the Spider-Man film.
2. Ellen DeGeneres & Kate Middleton
Source: Getty ImagesKate Middleton has a distant relative in Ellen DeGeneres. They have a common progenitor in the early 1600s Britain: Sir Thomas Fairfax and his wife, Anne Gascoigne, who were the fifteenth cousins of the American TV comic and the British duchess.
3. Katy Perry
Source: Getty ImagesKaty Perry reportedly kept a strand of Taylor Swift's hair in her bag. Perry, Cyrus, and Swift all stayed in the same dressing room at one of the Grammy Awards. I had them each cut me a strand of hair, and I kept it in my handbag. "Yes, I'm a weirdo," the performer said.
4. Leonardo DiCaprio
Source: Getty ImagesWhile in a gallery in Florence, Leonardo DiCaprio's mom was inspired to name her unborn baby after the famous artist after seeing one of his paintings. At that same second, we saw the infant make its initial movements.
5. Ryan Gosling
Source: Getty ImagesRyan Gosling turned down an offer to join the Backstreet Boys in the '90s. The aspiring actor was living with one of the band members in a shared flat when he was asked to join the band as a vocalist. However, Gosling was mistaken in his initial assessment that the band would fail.
6. Tilda Swinton and Princess Diana
Source: Getty ImagesThey went to school together: Tilda Swinton and Princess Diana. The Scottish ancestry of the British actress runs deep. At age 10, Swinton's parents sent her to a boarding school in Kent, where other children of British nobles, such as the future Princess of Wales, also attended.
7. Elvis Presley
Source: Getty ImagesThe stereotypical image of Elvis Presley—tall and dark—does not accurately reflect his features. The singer was born a blond but dyed her hair dark in late teens. He went with a jet-black dye job since he felt it would better highlight his looks in photographs.
8. Brad Pitt
Source: Getty ImagesSince Brad Pitt wanted to play a fighter in Fight Club, he willingly had his front teeth chipped. According to Pitt's publicist, "Brad is prepared to take considerable measures for the role." As a result, this greatly enhanced the credibility of his character.
9. Gwendoline Christie
Source: Getty ImagesThe actress is 6 feet, 3 inches tall (1.91 m). Even though Gwendolyn Christie experienced loneliness due to this, it ultimately aided her in establishing a successful acting career. The actress is now well-known for her portrayal as the warrior Brienne of Tarth in the HBO series Game of Thrones.
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