You’d think that today’s A-listers would be entirely accustomed to rubbing shoulders with other celebrities of their ilk. However, most famous faces still have that one idol that instantly turns them into a starstruck fanboy/fangirl whenever they’re lucky enough to be graced with their presence. From Oscar winners to Billboard chart-toppers, here are 40 familiar faces who failed to play it cool when they met their showbiz heroes.
40. Billie Eilish and Justin Bieber
Billie Eilish might not need any tips from Justin Bieber on how to make the move from teen star to credible artist. Indeed, the teenager is already a critical darling – but that didn’t stop her from being starstruck when she met the Canadian during her time at the 2019 Coachella Festival. And the admiration appeared to be mutual. Bieber later uploaded a photo to Instagram of their meeting which was captioned, “So this happened… Long and bright future ahead of you.”
39. Sarah Paulson and Rihanna
While appearing on The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon, Sarah Paulson revealed that she couldn’t contain herself when she first met one of her fellow Ocean’s 8 cast members. She told the host, “I wish I’d worn a diaper when I met her cause I sort of [peed]. Just like a tiny little.” But it wasn’t Sandra Bullock, Cate Blanchett or Helena Bonham Carter that got the American Horror Story MVP all excited. No, it was the chart-topping superstar, Rihanna.