DEMI LOVATO & SELENA GOMEZ
It was during a casting for the series Barney & Friends that the future stars of pop and comedy meet, while they are drowned in a contingent of 1,400 candidates! “The craziest thing about this story is Demi standing in front of me, I remember the red ribbon in her hair, I’ll never forget it… I loved her straight away,” will tell Selena, years later, at the Hollywood Reporter. The brunettes are among the seven children selected and will then be chosen by Disney to embody sitcom heroines. But their friendship will not resist the arrival of adulthood: today, they are no longer in tune!
THOMAS DUTRONC & MATTHIEU CHEDID
They’ve been since elementary school!
“We have known each other since childhood. When we meet, we are 8 years old. The age we were when we met in Paris”, Mathieu laughed talking about Thomas Dutronc in The Parisian, in 2017. And for good reason, these two attended the same primary school in the 5th arrondissement of Paris. Thomas is then more of the first kind of class while Matthieu is one of the dunces, but they are very good friends because they have in common a famous dad, a taste for music and a great shyness. Since then, the two guitarists sometimes play together and do not miss an opportunity to see each other. They are clearly on the same wavelength(s)!
JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE & RYAN GOSLING
Never two homeless
It’s the Mickey Mouse Club, on Disney Channel, which brings together the two future darlings of these ladies, when they are still only toddlers. Very quickly, the 10 and 11 year old kids become inseparable and live under the same roof, Justin’s mother being the guardian of Ryan, a Canadian exile. “We had badges that gave us access to theme parks for free, remembers Justin in his autobiography, Hindsight: & All the Things I Can’t See in Front of Me, published in 2018. One day, Ryan and I stole a golf cart and drove to the Tower of Terror employee entrance. We did the attraction twelve times in a row.” Real terrible children!
CAMERON DIAZ & SNOOP DOGG
High school deal
It was during an interview in 2011 for Lopez Tonight that the actress revealed that she regularly bumped into someone who still went by the name of Calvin Cordozar Broadus — Snoop Dogg’s real name — in the yard of Long Beach Polytechnic, California. “He was very tall and skinny, and had lots of little ponytails in his hair. And I’m pretty sure I had to buy some weed from him!” had fun the heroine of Mary at all cost. Snoop, for his part, claimed on the radio that Cameron “was always with the cheerleaders”. A way to pull the rug out from under him?
OMAR SY & JAMEL DEBBOUZE
“The first time I saw Jamel, I must have been 6 or 7 years old, Omar told the World, in 2016. I was with his brother Karim at CP. Jamel was pretty good friends with my big brothers, he was three years older than me. He was a point of reference, an authority that we respected. He said : ‘Come here’, I came. I did well to follow him, by the way…” It is indeed by following his neighbor from Trappes to Radio Nova that the future Untouchable will discover his vocation as a comedian and meet Fred Testot. Since then, Jamel and Omar have both become prank specialists and… in Trappes!
NICOLE KIDMAN & NAOMI WATTS
The two fifties could have been serious rivals, but it is not so. They meet in fact in adolescence during a casting in Australia and they will attend the same theater school in Sydney, before becoming really friendly on the set of the film. flirting, released in 1991. Since then, the two bombs have passed roles and are inseparable. Blonde power!
JESSICA BIEL & SCARLETT JOHANSSON
They have been on the sets since their earliest childhood. At exactly 12 for Jessica, who exploded a few years later in Seven at Home, and a little earlier for Scarlett, who landed her first film role at 10. They have therefore crossed paths several times, our future stars, but have never been very good friends. Especially not after Scarlett flirted with Justin Timberlake when he started dating Jessica! All that is now forgotten and the two actresses are laughing like children again… At least in front of the cameras!
TOBEY MAGUIRE & LEONARDO DICAPRIO
A strong bond
They had every reason to hate each other. Same age, same cute face, same talent… But they decided that the film would take place differently! As teenagers, Leo and Tobby forge a mutual aid pact in order to support each other professionally. If the promise is useless for a long time, one chaining successes after Titanic, and the other being chosen to embody Spider-Man, Tobby will see all the loyalty of his friend when he offers him a role in Gatsby the Magnificent, while he is in trouble. Spider-Man is certain now: their friendship is not hanging by a thread!
CHIARA MASTROIANNI & MELVIL POUPAUD
Their meeting began with a look… at his neighbour’s Italian test, which Melvil Poupaud wanted to copy! The future actors are then at the Lycée Fénelon and the daughter of Catherine Deneuve obviously excels in the language of her father. Melvil, on the other hand, is perhaps more rum arranged than Rome eternal city, which pushes him to look at Chiara’s copy… From there will be born a real bond, and also a little love affair! “I get shivers when I see you”, they write in the margins of their notebook… And in good French!
LIV TYLER & KATE HUDSON
From high school, in Santa Monica, the great friends have discovered many hooked atoms. First of all, being the daughters of two big stars: Aerosmith singer Steven Tyler for one, actress Goldie Hawn for the other. But our nepo babies also share wounds, since both did not know their biological father after the early separation of their parents and were raised by their new mother’s companion. And, as if that weren’t enough, Liv and Kate are now mothers of three children each. We will find them in the same nursing home, that’s for sure!
EVE ANGELI & AUDREY LAMY
Lamy and the friend!
College of experts Alès is the new LA! You did not know it ? However, great stars spent their childhood there, and some attended the same schools at the same time. This is the case of the singer Ève Angeli, who told us in an interview that Alexandra Lamy had called her one day to tell her that her little sister Audrey had recognized her on TV… and that she remembered her in college! At the time, Ève also babysat Claudia Tagbo’s little brother to make pocket money. A land of incubation, we tell you!
NICOLE RICHIE & KIM KARDASHIAN
Ah! The blessed time when neither filters nor Photoshop existed! Where young girls had pimples, braces, plumpness in their cheeks and had never heard the word contouring. It is at this time, not so far away, that this photo of Kim and Nicole, the daughter of Lionel Richie, brings us back, who were having fun on the heights of Beverly Hills where they grew up. Who knew that, a few years later, these unknown kids would unpack all their intimacy as rich heiresses… Smile, you’re being filmed!
By Aurélie Descoing & Louise Monteil
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Jessica Biel, Ryan Gosling, Snoop Dogg, Tobey Maguire… they’ve known each other since childhood!