11 Hilarious Celeb Quotes About Their Own Work

Celebs live a very interesting existence in the public eye, and they have often shared funny tidbits on the strange world of fame. It surely seems like working as an actor, musician, or anyone in the public eye has its shares of ups and downs, which can waver from life-changing to just plain terrible. It’s refreshing, though, to know that celebs who are working many people's dream jobs aren’t always so serious or miserable about their experiences, and plenty of celebrities have said shared hilarious quotes about their own work.

Many celebrities take their jobs extremely seriously, as many people with careers do, but you have to admit, it’s always healthy to poke some fun at yourself. No one wants to be that person who can’t see the humor in situations and takes themselves too seriously. I mean, life is silly and weird and embarrassing, and being famous only amplifies that. But that’s the beauty of it all.

Because even celebrities are not immune to saying some bizarre things about their jobs, here are some hilarious celeb quotes about their own work that prove that their experience can be as daunting or exciting as our own jobs are.

1. "I think that Clueless was very deep. I think it was deep in the way that it was very light. I think lightness has to come from a very deep place if it is true lightness." — Alicia Silverstone

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In 2000, Silverstone was awarded the Foot In Mouth Award for her comments to the Sunday Telegraph. Many people have defended this quote over the years, saying it's not the "dumbest celeb quote," but it surely is one of the funniest, even if it makes sense in its way. It sounds like something that would come from your drunk friend in the back seat of your car at 3 a.m.

2. "I just see Steve Carell's lips. So the bottom of a cat's paw — the soft supple part underneath — that's what Steve Carell's lips are like. But his tongue is like kitty cat litter. That's the physical experience." — Dwayne "The Rock" Johnson

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According to Elle, The Rock reportedly said this when describing what it was like kissing Steve Carell in their film Get Smart, and the imagery is just perfectly haunting.

3. "I made some truly awful movies. Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot was the worst. If you ever want someone to confess to murder, just make him or her sit through that film. They will confess to anything after 15 minutes." — Sylvester Stallone


Sly Stallone is not the best actor out there, and he confessed to The Sun that his 1992 film Stop! Or My Mom Will Shoot was actually just the worst.

4. "I would explain things to him in terms of colors and touchstone words... My word for the record was 'fire,' you know, blue fire, when a flame gets so hot it goes from red to blue. And I told him I wanted everything to sound like it was in the key of blue. And I think at first he was like, 'What the f*ck?'" — Lana Del Rey

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Lana Del Rey sat down with Rolling Stone to describe making her Ultraviolence album with producer Dan Auerbach, and she said one of the most Lana Del Rey things that has ever been said.

5. "I always said that if I ever made it as a pop star I was going to have teeth as white as Britney Spears'. So as soon as I could, I went to the dentist and had him bleach the hell out of mine." — Katy Perry

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Well, Katy Perry revealed to Elle that she always had her pop star priorities straight and she made it happen!

6. "My voice went recently, never happened before, off like a tap. I had to sit in silence for nine days, chalkboard around my neck. Like an old-school mime. Like a kid in the naughty corner. Like a Victorian mute." — Adele


Back in 2011, on the eve of the release of 21, Adele shared with The Guardian about losing her voice and I hope it never happens again. She is too much of a treasure.

7. "Let me tell you, The Reader was not glamorous for me in terms of the body-hair maintenance." — Kate Winslet

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Winslet opened up to Allure in 2009 that she had to wear a merkin for her role in The Reader , which took place in the '50s, when landscaping wasn't very popular.

8. “I asked him, straight up, 'Are you, like, weird? Do I have to call you Steve? Are you going to be mean to me? I just want to know what the playing field is here.’ — Seth Rogen

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When going into shooting Jobs, Rogen opened up to The Telegraph that he had to ask if Michael Fassbender was method acting or not before they began filming.

9. “I have done that since 50 First Dates. It was written in another place. I said, ‘Imagine if we did it in Hawaii, how great that movie would be.’ And they said, ‘Yeah, that’s a very artistic idea.’ I’ve been doing that ever since.” — Adam Sandler

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Adam Sandler might be the smartest actor when he admitted to Jimmy Kimmel that he uses his films as an excuse for paid vacations.

10. "I'd like to direct at some point... But I don't know because 10 years ago I would have never imagined that I'd be here. So in 10 years from now, I might be running a rodeo." — Jennifer Lawrence

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Lawrence flashed her humble, quirky personality in FLARE Magazine when she said she has no clue where her acting will take her. I doubt it'll be the rodeo.

11. "My hands are covered in goo in today's scene so Lisa Kudrow has been brushing my hair out of my eyes & it's everything I dreamed it could be." — Anna Kendrick

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In April, Kendrick was filming Table 19 with Lisa Kudrow and she posted a hilarious tweet about their scene and acted like we all would if Phoebe Buffay was wiping goo off of our face.

It's refreshing to see that these celebs recognized the humor and ridiculousness that comes with what they do.