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12 Talented Celebrities Who’d Be Terrible To Hang Out With In Real Life

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Happy birthday to Lena Dunham, self-proclaimed voice of our generation and extremely gifted writer, creator, actor, and producer of the show GirlsFor as much as I don’t enjoy watching it all that much anymore, I do recognize the amount of talent, vision, and flat-out hard work that it takes to create something that’s so polarizing in our culture. (A lot.)

You either love Lena or you hate her, and for as insincere as this sounds — I really admire Lena for that. It takes some serious balls to just be yourself, which is why very few people put themselves out there like Lena does.

But that said, just because I admire her work and her work ethic doesn’t mean I want to spend a couple hours with her drinking bubble tea and talking about existential crises. There are plenty of celebrities I’m obsessed with and totally want to meet in real life, just Lena doesn’t happen to be one of them. I feel like we’d have to sit around constantly reaffirming our places in the world to each other and trading complaints about how much our parents love us, y’know?

So bottom line, Lena is right exactly where she should be — on my television. For as talented and great as I think she is, I’m glad to have that little glass barrier dividing us, because my (uninformed) suspicion is that she’d get pretttttty annoying in larger doses. She and the rest of this list have that in common.

1. Lena Dunham

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It seems like it would be so difficult to be her friend, and that she kind of even revels in that. But of course, I’m basing all of this almost entirely on her Girls character Hannah Horvath, so do what you will with that information.

2. Jon Hamm

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All I have to support this claim is a gut feeling, but I don’t get the best vibes from Jon Hamm. He’s played a disinterested asshole too many times to ignore, and spent the last couple years or so hearing “you’re so hot” and “I can see your penis and it’s giant” from all sides. That has to change a person.

3. Beyonce

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Ultimately, the thing that Beyonce is best at is presentation. She has the image that she puts out to the world down to a science, so any real life experience you had with her would end up being a letdown. And if there’s one thing in the world that I can’t handle right now, it’s being let down by Beyonce. Especially with all the Solange Knowles stuff flying around.

4. Justin Timberlake

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I don’t know about you, but I don’t really see myself needing to spend that much time with someone who recently said ‘I am America’. Those types of people tend to grate on my nerves, so I think I’m just fine sticking with ‘Suit & Tie’ on repeat if you don’t  mind.

5. Daniel Day-Lewis

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A. He’s widely known to never come out of character, so that would be…a lot to deal with. And B. do you really want a friend who you had to constantly refer to by their full name? There’s no way anyone’s getting away with calling DDL ‘Dan’ or ‘Danny’. Who would you even be talking about?

6. Madonna

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She was intense enough when she was younger, but as Madonna ages, she gets more and more terrifying. If you don’t believe me, just spend ten minutes cruising her Instagram. The woman is clinging to sexiness kicking and screaming well into her fifties, and if you plan on prying it away from her, it’ll have to be out of her cold, dead hands.

7. Leonardo DiCaprio

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You know those friends you have where you go to a party with them and they’re always looking over your shoulder, trying to see if someone more interesting came in? I feel like that’s how it would be with Leonardo all the time, in between him bemoaning not having an Oscar yet. Plus any time you wanted to see him, you’d also have to see whatever twenty-something Victoria’s Secret model he’s dating at the time. I’ll pass.

8. Mindy Kaling

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She makes really great points about everything from body image to gender norms to hypocrisy, but as someone who’s taken a good solid look at her Instagram, I think I’d die of boredom actually hanging out with her. It’s all about which designers gave her what to wear and who she saw and doesn’t she look wonderful? One of those situations where her words are worth a thousand pictures.

9. Alec Baldwin

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As exhilarating as it would be to be buds with someone who could get arrested on a simple bike jaunt from home to wherever, I think I’d rather settle down with someone a little less…volatile. And who doesn’t use the word ‘fathead’, if I get to make more than one wish.

10. Katy Perry

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Please, PLEASE don’t argue with me on this one unless you’ve read some of the quotes she’s given about John Mayer‘s brain. She’s obsessed with how smart he is, to the point that it makes my skin crawl. Girl knows how to sell an album, and pretty much every song she makes gets up to #1, but I feel like she’s pretty lacking in common sense or street smarts or whatever, and I imagine that would start to grate on me.

11. Johnny Depp

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Again, such a great actor, and capable of such amazing character transformations, but no thank you. How can you ever expect to know where you stand with Johnny when he’s always doing something to out-weird himself? It’d be exhausting.

12. Lorde

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Maybe she only does it to people she doesn’t know that well, but I feel like hanging out with Lorde, you’d have to be extra aware of everything that came out of your mouth. Because the first thing you said wrong she’d be calling you out on Twitter and starting a slow clap from people you thought were your friends! This is my nightmare.

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  • Olivia Wilson

    Lorde is like a human internet, if that makes even a little sense.

  • capoupascap

    Agree with all of these and I’ll add James Franco. Method actor so he’d be irritating while filming and he seems like he can’t sit still and is so go go go that if not filming he’d still be exhausting. I’d like to spend some time with Dave Franco though…..

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Oooh good call. I think he didn’t immediately jump to mind because — like Shia LaBeouf and Katherine Heigl and people like them — I don’t actually consider him all that talented anymore. It’s been obscured by his completely bananas personality.

    • capoupascap

      Oh I agree he’s gotten super douches and hmmm bought into his own hype I guess? But I still think he’s really talented.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      That’s fair.

    • I

      What did Katherine Heigl do?

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      She was great with rom-coms for a minute, until rumors about her bad attitude started leaking.

    • Bill Stypick

      nah, james franco is a little twat, and I base that soley on an interview I saw him do on Warm Bodies special features lol

  • Vera

    Oh man, I can’t agree with you on Mindy Kaling. I think (just my opinion, of course) that she likes to keep her social media presence neutral, controlled, but still somewhat personal.
    From her interviews, I gather she’d be awesome to hang out with. But hey, I love her comedic sense, so I guess I’m biased that way.

    Also, I’d be afraid Alec Baldwin would hit me, but that Hilaria Baldwin would use me as a human yoga pole or something.

    • MellyG

      exactly – i feel like mindy would be complete bff material.

  • ananya

    Is it wrong that I read the titles of all these posts in a Scottish accent even though I’m not Scottish? Plus, Agree on Jon Hamm 100%

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Haha that’s fun.

  • itpainsme2say

    I think about this a lot like for me i think Vin Diesel would be cool to talk to b/c he looks like a meat head but from the stuff he says and the vibe i get i think he would be cool. I think i would really dislike Demi Lavoto but i don’t know why. Also I’m so with you on 10 I mean every time she talks all i can think is giggly air head and 11 I have the same thought all the time way too fake laid-back

  • Valerie

    That Madonna gif makes me feel like I caught one of my friends moms dancing at a strip club.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      So awkward.

  • Elizabeth Aspen

    I’m surprised that Ann Hathaway didn’t make the cut. My mother is on her uncle’s bowling team and from the way he talks about his Oscar-winning niece, he ain’t all that impressed with her, either.

    • M_G

      “My mother is on her uncle’s bowling team”…..sure, that sounds completely legit and not at all phony.

  • Nbl

    Lea Michele. She’s very talented but I feel that I would throttle her within five minutes of us hanging out.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Oooh good call.

  • Alyssa

    I would give my left arm to be Katy Perry’s best friend. I firmly believe that ditzy act she pulled with John Mayer was just that, an act.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      Innnnteresting theory! I hope you’re right, but I just keep getting that vibe from her.

    • Nbl

      If that’s true, that makes me like her less. It’s the reason why I still can’t stand Jessica Simpson, the whole “I’m only dumb for the camera” thing. There is no reason for a woman to hide her intelligence.

    • Alexis Rhiannon

      No reason for anyone to!

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