Most of the time there’s no good reason to skip class. You’re better off staying in school and learning about algebra or the civil war. Unless you’re famous star Lana Turner, who decided she was too cool for school one day at the age of sixteen.
She took off and ended up at the soda fountain, enjoying a treat, but someone spotted her – Billy Wilkerson, a publisher for “Hollywood Reporter.” Lana Turner was already beautiful, and Wilkerson knew he had something great. Thus, Turner’s rise to stardom began, all because she didn’t want to have to sit in class.
Angus Cloud Was Not Living Euphorically
While he was earning just $7.50 an hour working at a Waffle House in Brooklyn, Angus Cloud had a lot more in his future. He was doing little more than walking down the street when a talent scout saw him and struck up a conversation. Cloud would eventually find himself moving to Hollywood, where he ended up getting the role of Fezco in the drama series “Euphoria.”
He was a classmate of his co-star, Zendaya, at the Oakland School for the Arts, where he studied Production Design. His film debut came in 2021, in the skate movie “North Hollywood.”
Naomi Campbell Was Just Chilling With Her Homies
Random chance plays into a lot of these discoveries, and that's best exemplified by Naomi Campbell's story. She was hanging out with her friends during a warm April afternoon when a Pennington Models scout suddenly came up to her and asked Campbell if she'd ever thought about modeling. Naomi was surprised and excited.
The woman was Beth Boldt, the head of the Synchro agency. Naomi's mother wasn't thrilled with the idea. After a test photo shoot, Naomi's mother allowed the modeling career to begin, as long as it didn't interfere with Campbell's schooling.
Keira Knightley Just Looked Like Natalie Portman
Her first big role was that of a body double – and you've seen it, trust us. She was, in fact, the fake Queen Amidala in “Star Wars Episode 1: The Phantom Menace.” The character's name is known as Sabe, and she was cast purely for her physical resemblance to Natalie Portman, the true Amidala.
From there, she got more roles, such as Elizabeth Swan in the “Pirates of the Caribbean Movies.” Fun fact: Portman and Knightley looked so similar while on the set of Episode 1 that people frequently got them confused.
Bow Wow Had His Dogg Walking Him
If you have a favorite performer or entertainer of any kind, you might have daydreams of getting to meet this person, getting pulled on stage, and showing off your own chops. Bow Wow lived that dream, and it was when he was only six years old.
He was at a Snoop Dogg concert in Columbus, and the performance that young Mr. Wow gave was enough to impress both the crowd and Snoop Dogg. Snoop let him come backstage and gave him the nickname that would become his stage name.