18 celebrities that you never knew used to be roommates
It seems that there's still a lot we don't know about our favourite celebrities. For one, Miley Cyrus is really called Destiny, and she's only one of the dozens of celebrities who've changed their real names to something else. We usually only see what celebs want us to see, and only sometimes do we learn about the behind-the-scenes details of what goes on in their lives.
Like, did you know that a lot of celebrities used to live together? We're pretty clued up when it comes to the celebrity dating scene, but it seems there are a lot of roommate/housemate/flatmate/trailer-mate duos that we didn't know about. Whether they were just struggling fledgelings out of acting school, or bunking together while working on a film overseas, here are 18 celebrities who lived together once upon a time.
1. Winona Ryder and Gwyneth Paltrow
The two actresses lived together in the 90's before Gwyneth reportedly picked up Winona's script that was lying around in the apartment and auditioned for the role – it was Shakespeare in Love, which she ended up winning an Oscar for.
2. Lea Michele and Dianna Agron
The two Glee stars shacked up together while filming the show in 2009. Lea told Vulture that although they fought sometimes on set, they were pretty chilled out at home: "We have these smackdowns at work and come home and are like, ‘Wasn’t it so funny when we were fighting today? Let’s make cookies.'"
3. Sienna Miller and Poppy Delevingne
The two British beauties lived together in New York after Delevingne moved there to launch her modelling and acting career.
4. Lindsay Lohan and Raven-Symoné
The actresses only lived together a little while, though Raven told Us Weekly that Lindsay was hardly home. "She paid rent, and she was there probably three times," she recalled. "She had her clothes in the apartment we were supposed to live in together."
5. Emma Stone and Bradley Cooper
Apparently, Bradley's lease ended early while they were filming Aloha, and Stone offered that he crash at her place for the rest of the shooting period.
6. Owen Wilson and Wes Anderson
The director lived with Owen when they studied English together at the University of Texas in the late 80's. They first met in a scriptwriting class and became chummy enough to live together and for Wes to cast Owen in many of the films he made later on.
7. Ben Affleck and Matt Damon
They met at Boston's Cambridge Rindge and Latin school, and after becoming friends decided to live together while penning the Oscar-winning film, Good Will Hunting, which they both starred in.
8. Lauren Graham and Connie Britton
The Gilmore Girls alum and Friday Night Lights star spent the late 90's living in an "empty house [they] weren’t supposed to be living in". On Watch What Happens Live, Connie said, "We had no furniture and all we ate were Rice Krispies Treats."
9. Jamie Dornan and Eddie Redmayne
While they were still struggling actors, the two friends shacked up in an apartment together in LA. "When we were fresh off the boat in LA, someone from the agency dropped scripts for us. Must have been like 25 scripts in my pile and three in his,” Jamie told Live! With Kelly and Michael, before explaining most of his failed while two of the three for Eddie were successful.
Could it be that you and your living companions might be famous one day too?