Sydney Sweeney briefly worked as a tour guide at Universal Studios. She previously explained that she worked hard to help her family survive in LA. “I saw my parents lose a lot. We filed for bankruptcy, and they lost their house back home on the lake. We couldn’t afford life in LA,” she said.
Meghan Markle worked as a reporter before she got her big break Suits and then to marry Prince Harry. From 2004 – 2005, she worked at Paper Source in LA where she taught calligraphy classes. She even did some calligraphy on the side and wrote the invitations for Robin Thicke and Paula Patton’s wedding.
Christopher Briney worked at Trader Joe’s in NYC while attending college at Pace University. “Trader Joe’s has a great environment,” he said. “Everyone is in good spirits.” He even shared that Trader Joe’s favorite snack is the chili and lime rolled corn tortilla chips.
Tiffany Haddish worked as a member of the ground crew for Alaska Airlines. “I’d like to think of myself as one of the best customer service representatives,” she said. “I worked at the gates and my aim was always to bring joy and happiness to people – still to this day. “
Margot Robbie worked at Subway and said she was “really good” at making sandwiches for customers. “I think I was really good at it though, because I would, you know, really spread everything to the edges evenly – the right amount of everything,” explained i.
Tan France worked as a flight attendant back in the 2000s. He wrote in his memoirs that the job was supposed to last six months, but he resigned after two. “The thirty day training included some of the hardest times of my life. It was very difficult, and many people failed,” he wrote. “I felt like a glorious waiter.”
Amy Poehler worked at a local ice cream shop in her hometown. “Difficult and physical, the work involved stacking and sweeping and scouring and lifting,” she wrote of the experience. “It was a joy to watch. people walking in after hours, thinking they might grab a late night sundae. I would say that the dimmed lights and the stacked chairs were proof that we were closed. It was very obvious and final.”
Melissa McCarthy worked as a Starbucks barista in Santa Monica. “When I first moved [to LA] I didn’t have a car, so I had jobs I could walk to. So I worked at the [YMCA] and I worked at Starbucks,” she explained.
Eva Longoria worked at Wendy’s for six years before she became famous. “What we learned at Wendy’s is mayonnaise goes on the bun first, to seal the bun, so the bun stays nice,” she explained. “Then you put the cup. And [then] mustard goes on the meat, because it brings out the flavor of the meat.”
Adam Driver joined the Marine Corps when he was just 18 and served for two years before being medically discharged after sustaining an injury to his sternum. “I found that I loved the Marine Corps the most for what I looked for the least when I joined, which was the people – a strange cast of characters from a cross -a part of the United States that I didn’t have on the surface. common,” he said.
Whoopi Goldberg was a morgue beautician, meaning she “did hair and makeup on dead people.” She previously attended beauty school and is a licensed beautician. “It’s a rough gig,” she explained. “You have to be the kind of person you are. And you have to love people so they deserve a good send-off.”
Rachel McAdams worked at McDonalds for “a good three years”. Her two sisters also worked with her – her sister was even her manager. “It was a great place to work,” she said. “I wasn’t a good worker. I broke the orange juice machine one day.”
Harry Styles was working at a bakery back in the UK. When he was on The X Factor back in 2010 he explained that he used to serve the cakes to customers and that Viennese fantasy was “always popular”.
Terry Crews worked as a courtroom sketch artist. He explained that as a child, he loved art and always thought it was a career he was pursuing. He revealed that he was back in 1987, working as a sketch artist for the “worst murder case in the history of Flint, Michigan”. “What happened was the sketch artist for the courtroom wasn’t able to come and they said, ‘Terry, we need you to come in, we need to do this,'” he explained. “And I went in and pinch hit it and became their sketch artist! It was nuts!”
Steve Buscemi worked as a firefighter and even returned to work after the 9/11 attacks. He first took the FDNY civil service test when he was just 18 years old and worked as a firefighter for five years before landing.
Lil Nas X worked as a ride attendant at Six Flags. One of the children’s tours he led was Yosemite Sam’s Wacky Wagons.
Finally, Matthew McConaughey was an armadillo destroyer for a country club. He explained that part of his job was also to rake the sand traps on the golf course before the patrons came every morning to play.