10 Cool Celebrities Who Are Down To Earth
Isn’t it just depressing when you find out that your favorite celebrity is, in real life, a big, giant di... unfriendly person? Thankfully, not all the world’s most well-known figures fit into an unfavorable category. In fact, many are so devoted to their fans, that they go out of their way to show their appreciation, like these ten individuals found in our 2nd installment of the 10 friendliest celebrities!
The former talk show host may get the occasional bad rap for being racist, showy, and outspoken, but if her career in the spotlight has shown anything, it’s that she cares quite a bit about those that support her. She’s always been one to give away items to her studio audience, but her kindness and generosity doesn't stop there. When one person jokingly contacted her on Twitter and asked for the dress she wore on an issue of Essence, Oprah was more than happy to oblige and actually sent the dress out. During the Oprah Winfrey show, she was known for giving away more prizes than the Price is Right, often shoveling out 100's of TV's, cars, and even trips around the world. And, thanks to these give-a-ways, the internet is now filled with even more wonderful memes.
When you’ve been in as many child-friendly movies as Johnny Depp, portraying dozens of memorable and lovable characters, one must have some appreciation for the admirers they’ve garnered. Depp may have been wrapped up in quite the scandal, but that hasn’t stopped him from being humbled by the outpouring of love and support he still receives. At the 2017 People’s Choice Awards, Depp dedicated his speech to his fans, but he’s always been there for his cherished followers. From countless visits in costume to hospitalized fans to ignoring his security’s urgings to cease an impromptu meet and greet after filming, Depp may be shy, but he is sure to open up to those that look up to him. On top of being loyal to his fans, Depp is also an activist and played a huge role in helping free The West Memphis Three, 3 boys who were sentenced to life in prison for crimes that they allegedly didn't commit, but were linked to the crime by a corrupt justice system in West Memphis, Arkansas.
On top of being incredibly humble and down to Earth, The Matrix and John Wick star is also known for having one of the kindest hearts in Hollywood. From putting his life on hold to care for his sister, Kim - who had been diagnosed with leukemia - to offering his seat on a busy subway to a random bystander, to sharing time with the homeless of West Hollywood, there doesn’t seem to be an unkind bone in this man’s body. When it comes to his fans, there are no bodyguards blocking him off and he’s always willing to stop for a photo op. Even while leaving the airport, the actor doesn’t gripe about the dozens of fans that stop him for a photo. There’s even a story about Keanu pulling over on the highway to help jumpstart somebody’s car.
Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson may have started his professional life raising an eyebrow to opposing wrestlers, but he’s since morphed into a Hollywood action hero, YouTuber and an overall nice-guy. The very busy actor has erupted onto the big screen to become quite the star, but that hasn’t kept him from appreciating those that helped build his career. Despite a busy schedule, Johnson has stopped workouts to pose with members of the Livestrong Foundation; worked with many charitable organizations including Make-A-Wish, Kids Wish Network, Parkinson Society Maritime Region, Red Cross, Until There’s a Cure, and Starlight Children’s Foundation; interacts with fans personally through social media, and is always willing to pose for photos while out and about.
Cyrus’ career may have taken her from America’s sweetheart to the sister you try to hide from your in-laws, but no matter what the public seems to verbalize, Cyrus is always there for her fans. Actions as simple as impromptu photo shoots are just the tip of the iceberg for the young star’s niceties. Cyrus has even extended her hand to the less fortunate, reaching out to homeless youth. She even went so far as to have a formerly homeless fan accept her Video of the Year award at the 2014 MTV Video Music Awards on behalf of runaways and homeless youth.
For some, it’s Efron’s charming smile that’s impossible to resist. For others, it’s his impossibly sweet demeanor towards fans. One of his most notable adoring acts came from a scenario that some celebrities would scoff at and brush off. While filming the Baywatch reboot, Efron was being chased down by a fan for a photo when his pursuer dropped his iPhone, shattering it. Rather than shrug it off as an act of fate and return to filming, Efron spent almost $1,000 to replace the phone and brought the persistent admirer on set. If that’s not indication enough, Efron has also voiced his love of chatting with his fans.
Thanks to Swift’s very public love life, the young singer tends to get a bad rap, but despite being portrayed as a bad date, she’s a sweetheart to her fans. Wondering just how far off that negative image of her is? Consider that through the course of her relatively short career, Swift has gone out of her way to meet several of her fans, including 7-year-old Dylan, who she danced with after his dance video found its way onto The Ellen DeGeneres Show and the 96-year-old World War II vet who connected with his grandchildren over Swift’s songs. Taylor has also helped pay off a fan’s student loans and even invited a family to her apartment in New York for Valentine’s Day festivities.
When it comes to her fans, Miss Gomez doesn’t play around. She loves them and at every opportunity she gets, the singer is sure to show it. Despite fame and the busy schedule it comes with, Selena has stopped to shower her admirers in affection, apologize to them on social media for a missed encounter, and countless times has stopped for close-up selfies and photo ops. While some celebrities have grown cold to fan attention, Gomez is still humbled by the outpouring of love she receives, as seen during a 2016 performance where she stopped the show to thank them for hundreds of unexpected signs.
From Facetiming with a fan in the middle of her concert to bringing a cancer-stricken fan to tears in a different performance, Beyonce obviously has a thing for making her fans smile. Simple actions like devoting a portion of her website to photos that her fans send her to indicate that the love she receives isn’t lost. Impromptu photos, fan meet-and-greets, mid-performance selfies, unexpectedly including audience members in her concert, joining a New York City flash mob – there seems to be little Bey won’t do to give her fans a delight they likely never expected.
All eyes may tend to gravitate towards the titular character of Harry Potter and the actor portraying him, but Daniel Radcliff’s red-headed co-star should be getting an equal share of the limelight. The ginger actor, who got his start with Harry Potter and has led a modest career since, has done plenty for his fans. At one point, Grint became so comfortable with fans that he wound up at a fan’s house, a drag queen who proceeded to dress the actor as a woman. Afterward, donning high heels and a feather boa, Grint and his new friends went to get bagels in public. Though Grint broke fans’ hearts by stating Hermione and Ron would have gotten divorced, he loves those that admire him and is always keen on stopping for an autograph and picture.