Not many people know that these celebs were once roommates. Many notable superstars had to fight for their place in the competitive entertainment world. You may not believe it, but these celebrities were splitting rent before they became rich.
These ambitious actors were able to pay their bills by sharing a room with another person. And it was a good method to save money for their survival until they had their big break. A few of these now-famous couples met in college, on sets, or while hunting for work in Hollywood.
Before they had marble floors and private pools in their luxury residences, these gifted stars lived with their roommates, eating ramen, having odd furnishings, and attempting to save as much money as possible. Everyone has to begin somewhere.
While working on the successful Fox program, Glee, Lea Michele, and Dianna Agron lived together in 2009. Their characters were rivals on television, but the co-stars were close friends in real life. Michele mentioned that they never carried any work drama home with them.
“We have these smackdowns at work and come home, like ‘Wasn’t it so funny when we were fighting today? Let’s make cookies!’ It works out.” It’s not easy to live with friends; however, this pair had a beautiful dynamic that worked. Michele told New York Magazine when they were living together.
While these two are big names today, they didn’t have luxury before. While readying for their big break in 2008, Jamie Dornan and Eddie Redmayne lived together. Eddie and Jamie lived in a flat and also shared an agent. This was long before Eddie won an Oscar, and Jamie appeared in Fifty Shades of Grey. “We were both very desperate,” Dornan revealed James Corden about their living conditions. “It was slim pickings for work, and you all go to the same auditions.”
On Good Morning America, Eddie Redmayne reflected on his roommate days, stating, “One of the amazing things about living with Jamie is that it’s basically like living with a puppy because he has more energy than any human you’ve ever met.” We love this bromance.
Ben Affleck and Matt Damon are well-known for their friendship, but did you know they ended up living together when penning their Oscar-winning script for 1997’s Good Will Hunting? Affleck revealed to Playboy in 1999 that the friends used to reside in a house near Venice Beach and that they had to relocate because they ran out of money.
“We lived in Glendale and Eagle Rock, and we lived in Hollywood, West Hollywood, Venice, by the Hollywood Bowl, all over the place,” he added. He also claimed that they would be kicked out of some areas or that they would have to upgrade or downgrade based on who had the most money. Clearly, wealth is the least of their concerns right now.
Lauren Graham and Connie Britton shared a house before establishing themselves as well-known television stars that we all know and adore. On the other hand, the roommates couldn’t purchase furnishings at one time. Graham told Andy Cohen, “We lived in an empty house that we weren’t supposed to be living in, we had no furniture, and all we ate were Rice Krispies Treats.”
Not what we expected from them. And in 2015, when Britton celebrated her birthday, she shared a photo of herself with her former roommate with the remark, “Let’s all party like it’s 1999!” If only we could travel back in time to the 1990s.
You’d assume these two might have met on the extremely exclusive Hollywood circle, but it was not the case. Director Wes Anderson and actor Owen Wilson have collaborated on several occasions. The two partnered on many films like Rushmore, The Darjeeling Limited, Royal Tenenbaums, and Fantastic Mr. Fox were among the films on which the.
Anderson and Wilson aren’t the first roommates who blazed the way to fame by co-writing a film while living together. They had a roommate connection long before they became a working team. At the University of Texas, the actor and director shared a dorm room. They co-wrote the 1996 picture Bottle Rocket there.
These two Hollywood heartthrobs are familiar faces from the smash teen drama Gossip Girls. On-screen and reportedly off-screen, these two were best friends. During the show’s first season, the co-stars lived together in an apartment in New York. Fortunately, their friendship did not suffer due to living and working around each other.
Chase and Ed’s housing situation was very convenient for them. “We got along and figured it would be a smart move financially,” Crawford spoke of staying with Westwick in an interview and added that it was just kind of out of laziness. In any case, their on-screen friendship is definitely evident in their off-screen friendship.
While filming for Gossip Girl, Penn Badgley shared a room with a well-known celebrity. None other than Milo Ventimiglia of Gilmore Girls. Penn Badgley and Milo shared an apartment. Milo was a lot older than Penn, so they had a brotherly bond. Regardless of the fact that they were on different shows, they got along swimmingly.
Penn discussed the benefits of having a great roommate who is ten years older than you. “I used to borrow his ID to get into bars. I’ve still got it somewhere.” the actor acknowledged to Bullett Magazine in 2011. It appears that they had a fantastic time together!
This housemate duo is the most unusual of all the companions on this list. So who was Jonah Hill’s roommate? Someone like Seth Rogan springs up when you think about Jonah Hill’s roommate. However, it was Justin Long. But it didn’t last a long time.
After squabbling about minor concerns such as recycling, the actors decided to split up after living together for a period. It appears that not all celebrity housemates had an easy time living together.
It’s no shock that these two former child actors ran into each other in Hollywood. Lindsay Lohan and Raven Symone supposedly bonded at a photoshoot and thought it would be great to share an apartment. Or so it was for Lindsay, at least. According to Raven, the housing situation was just short, and Lohan wasn’t present much during the time it was in effect.
Raven told US Weekly in 2008, “She paid rent, and she was there probably three times. She had her clothes in the apartment we were supposed to live in together.”
We all know about Lindsay Lohan’s antics in the early 2000s. But, understandably, she didn’t spend much time at home.
Today, Adam Sandler and Judd Apatow are household names, yet there was a period when neither of them was well-known. The big stars were housemates in a San Fernando Valley flat trying to survive as struggling comedians in Los Angeles. The living situation turned out to be fantastic!
“We were doing as comedians, good enough to get by,” Sandler stated during a 60 Minutes Overtime segment about their time as housemates. “We could eat at Red Lobster once a month. That was a big night out.”
We’re sure they never imagined they’d be able to eat at Red Lobster every day one day.
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