Friends before fame! Celebrities include Ben Affleck Matt Damon Paris Hilton Nicole RichieBefore becoming Hollywood stars, they were childhood friends.
Damon and Affleck both grew up together in Massachusetts. They continued to climb the entertainment ladder together throughout their decades-long friendship. In March 2020, the ArgoStar joked that Damon was inspired by his success as a child star to act.
“When I was really young, my mom’s friend [was]A casting director in Boston. She was casting a kids’ science and math, adventure, sort of pre-Dora the Explorer kind of show for PBS and had me come in to audition and worked with me on it,” Affleck said on SiriusXM’s The Jess Cagle Show. “I was 7 or 8 and ended up getting the part. It instilled in us a deep love for this art, craft, line of work. It made Matt Damon incredibly jealous [that]It was what drove him to a career in film. So I really take credit for that.”
Jonah Hill Adam LevineTheir close bond can be attributed to their parents. “Our dads met in the principal’s office in junior high,” the 22 Jump StreetActor told Howard SternJune 2014. “We were in carpool. We lived at each other’s houses.”
The Los Angeles natives have remained close throughout their careers, with Hill serving as the officiant at Levine’s July 2014 nuptials to Behati Prinsloo.
“Adam knew that he was putting himself [in] good hands by having Jonah officiate,” a source exclusively told Us WeeklyAt the time. “He and Behati set out to make this the most fun wedding that anybody had ever experienced, and they truly did just that.”
The Wolf of Wall Street star’s little sister, Beanie FeldsteinShe is also a master at turning school friends into lifelong friendships. After meeting Ben PlattThe middle school curriculum focuses on the Lady BirdThe actress and the Dear Evan Hansen star’s careers have skyrocketed almost in tandem.
“At 12, we met at a bat mitzvah. At 14, we became best friends,” Feldstein captioned a June 2017 Instagram post with her BFF after his Tony win. “At 16, I gave him cufflinks to wear when he wins his first Tony. At 23, we are on Broadway at the same time … and he wore the cufflinks.”
The Pitch PerfectAfter being nominated for awards, actor spoke glowingly about his childhood friend at 2020 Golden Globes. “That’s the more exciting one for me. I’m obviously, very grateful that The Politician got included, and I’m excited for my whole cast,” he told E! NewsJanuary 2020. “But to hear about Beanie, it kind of makes it feel like a home event. It brings it all into reality for me, because I’ve known her since we were in braces.”
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