The Internet hit celebrity gold this week when one Reddit user asked others to share their "before they were stars" stories. The thread kicked off with two simple questions: "Did you ever grow up with someone that is now famous? If so what were they like growing up?" Stories soon came flowing about a future James Bond who worked as a milkman, a certain Game of Thrones star who cheated on his high school girlfriend, and a current glamourous starlet who was voted class clown. We've rounded up our favorite gems. Of course, none of this is fact-checked, so it this could be pure fan fantasy, but here's what people are saying in the thread.
Kristen Stewart was a bit of a trouble maker: "Went to middle school with Kristen Stewart. She just finished Panic Room and had really short hair. She sat behind me in bio and pulled my hair, teacher thought it was cute."
Ryan Gosling took dancing seriously: "My sister-in-law used to do competitive dance with Ryan Gosling when they were really young. Apparently he was really sweet and talented even as a kid."
Blake Lively was a jokester: "I went to high school with Blake Lively. She was super pretty and very popular. She still went to our school when she was making the traveling pants movie and it never went to her head. She was really nice and actually really funny. She was voted class clown in the year book."
Again, Blake Lively was really, really great: "Blake Lively, from 6th -12th grade. We sang together in choir. She was always a very sweet, humble and polite girl. We all loved her, when she started working on her movie she had to opt for home schooling to be able to finish the work, but to support her everyone in choir went to see her movie. That's how much we all liked her. I'm really happy to see how her life turned out."
Hilary Duff was bullied: "I remember a friend of mine on my soccer team was talking about this weirdo Hilary Duff. He went to school with her and she was nowhere near being in the popular group. From the way he talked I think she was bullied a lot. Then about a year or so later I was absolutely obsessed with Lizzie McGuire so she obviously showed them."
Michael Cera was, not surprisingly, awkward: "Michael Cera was my reading buddy in elementary school. He was on a Canadian kids show at the time, so he wasn't a complete unknown. He was kind of awkward, but an overall nice guy."
Viggo Mortensen was kind of dorky: "My mom went to school and was on swim team with Viggo Mortensen (Lord of the Rings, Hidalgo, A History of Violence) before he switched to prep school. Apparently he was a nice young man, kind of dorky, fairly wealthy compared to his peers."
Liam Hemsworth kept to himself: "I went to primary (elementary) school with Liam Hemsworth. He was a really quiet kid. Very much in his brother's shadow back then because Chris was already on TV."
Kit Harrington had a wandering eye: "Went to Sixth Form College with Kit Harrington. He dated my then girlfriend's best friend. He cheated on her. I think he ruined Jon Snow for me."
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