Odd jobs Hollywood stars had before fame

Cheesy photos of Simu Liu have resurfaced from his days working as a stock photo model!

Stars Insider

13/09/21 | StarsInsider


Before they became the shining bright stars they are today, Hollywood's elite had to find a way to pay the bills like the rest of us. Though it is difficult to picture them as mere mortals, some of the biggest A-listers once scrubbed toilets, wore ridiculous costumes, or even tamed lions for a living. 

Simu Liu, the rising star who played the lead role in 'Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings' (2021), once worked as a stock photo model. A tenacious Twitter user managed to find old photos of Liu taken while he worked with the company iStock and compiled them all into one glorious thread. Liu was photographed in various situations like fitness classes and office environments, always looking slightly awkward! He says that iStock only paid him US$120 for the photoshoot and he signed away the rights to the images, which have now presumably increased in value quite a bit. 

Liu took the job years ago, long before his acting career took off, and he was simply trying to pay the bills. Although he's not a fan of the photos, he jumped into the Twitter thread to join in the laughs. 

Check out this gallery to see the strange jobs celebrities had before they became rich and famous. 


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