17 Celebrities Confess to Their Most Un-Hollywood Moment

Fame can't protect you from fleas.

Stars—they’re just like us, right? Apart from the fame, fortune, private planes, and glorious closets, obviously. But it seems that even the glitziest and most glam celebrities have their own very real moments. We caught up with some of them at Variety’s Women in Film party and on the Emmys red carpet, where we asked, “What’s the least Hollywood thing you did today?

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Dolly Parton

I made some sausage and biscuits for my trip home on the bus after the shows are over. I travel in my tour bus, and I always cook my own food. So that was not very glamorous, but it’s good.

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Kiernan Shipka

I’ve been so L.A. today. I had my matcha tea, went for a spin—I even did a few yoga poses! Also, I was on GOOP for a really long time today. I even went to Echo Park and to Erewhon [health food store] too. I did it all. Going to the Emmys might be the least L.A. thing I did, actually.

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Amanda Bruegel (of 'The Handmaid’s Tale')

I went to Target and bought nail polish and some stuff I can’t talk about, then I went roaming through the bikini section. I love Target bikinis.

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Finn Wolfhard (of 'Stranger Things')

I woke up at 10:30 A.M., but I don’t party. People assume that child actors do all the partying stuff, but it’s not that easy. In the '80s and '90s, if you were a hot new kid on the scene you could say, “Hey, can I get a drink?” and they’d slide it over. It’s completely different now. But hey—I wouldn’t want to drink anyway.

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Reed Morano (director, 'The Handmaid’s Tale')

I was mopping up the bathroom floor with a towel on my hands and knees, because there was water everywhere.

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​Samantha Bee

I put a lot of granola bars in my bag, I tried to wear Birkenstocks with my gown, I packed suitcases for my children, and I dried their bathing suits.

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Caleb McLaughlin (of 'Stranger Things')

My everyday life is normal. I ate waffles and turkey bacon for breakfast—that’s totally normal for me.

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Issa Rae

I went to Starbucks and got a green tea latte. That feels very California, but it’s not "Hollywood," right? In my hoodie and my hat.

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Jaimie Alexander (of 'Blindspot')

I cooked some eggs in my hotel room, which was not easy. Then I wiped deodorant off my armpits with a tissue before I got dressed.

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Judith Light (of 'Transparent')

Schlepping my luggage, getting it on the plane, and getting myself seated. Then passing out on the plane because I was so tired.

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Yvonne Strahovski (of 'The Handmaid’s Tale')

I had to deal with an exterminator, because I had a flea problem in my house. It was the worst thing I’ve ever seen in my life. If you look closely, you can see all the bites. It’s real Hollywood, real glamorous.

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Samira Wiley (of 'The Handmaid’s Tale') and Lauren Morelli (producer, 'Orange Is the New Black')

Morelli: Samira couldn’t really sit in the car in her Emmys dress, so we rode here with her half lying down and with me holding her neck with one hand. It was pretty absurd.

Wiley: At one point I was like, “This is ridiculous."

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Ellie Kemper

I went for a run, then I yelled at my mom. She was fixing my make-up and I said, “Mom, it’s fine!”

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Tessa Thompson (of 'Westworld')

Feeding my fish. I think we have a relationship; I feel a sort of chemistry between us. When I first got him he was shy, but now when I come home he kind of waves at me.

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Suzanne Cryer (of 'Silicon Valley')

My kids had a playdate, so all morning long I’ve been texting dads and moms about who’s going where and what time and who’s picking up. I’m not Hollywood at all. I’m a soccer mom!

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Lena Waithe (of 'Master of None')

I took out the throat lozenge I had and I put it right there in that plant pot, so that way I wouldn’t have something in my mouth. I didn’t want to be rude when I talked to you.

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Lake Bell (of 'Man Up'

It’s gross, but I was giving my baby air time—I didn’t have a diaper on him. I like to let him air-dry. He’s got bits. He’s the cutest, biggest, most delicious, fat, yummy thing, but he pooped, and I had to deal with the repercussions of that event, which was very real. I do have OxiClean and everything is in the wash, and everything’s going to be okay.

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