We never believe the tabloids when they say “stars—they’re just like us!”, but sometimes it’s true. A good number of Hollywood stars are laidback and funny, listen to good music, and have interesting stories to tell. Most of us can only dream of what it would be like to hang out with today’s celebrities—but why not dream big? Here are 10 celebs who we’d love to have as our new BFFs and why:
Natalie Portman: Natalie’s not the average Hollywood type. Rather than clubbing every night or getting plastic surgery, the only time I see Natalie in the tabloids is either when she’s in full glam mode on the red carpet or hanging out on the set of a new and interesting movie. (Okay, she has also recently been in the news for a surprise engagement and pregnancy with Benjamin Millepied, the choreographer from Black Swan, but can you blame her? Millepied is hot, French, a dancer, and straight – that’s a rare find.) Either that or she’s out of the news altogether, busy getting a degree from Harvard or something like that. Okay, so it’s more like I want to actually be Natalie Portman, but I’ll settle for friends.
Jennifer Aniston: In a survey sent out to the Her Campus team, an overwhelming majority of responses listed the former “Friends” star as their number one pick in this fantasy celeb friend draft. And why not? She’s laidback and fun, not to mention the fact that she’s always pictured in magazines for taking her friends on fancy vacations. “She seems like that best friend you can kick back with, drink mimosas and talk about anything,” says HC contributing writer Alexandra Churchill. “She can be bubbly (as we all know and love her as Rachel from ‘Friends’) or really cool and down-to-earth (like her role as Beth in He's Just Not That Into You). And I'll admit, I was always rooting on the Jen side of the Jen v. Angelina debate.”
Michael Cera: Hanging out with Michael Cera would definitely be an adventure (see plot of Nick and Nora’s Infinite Playlist and Superbad), and I imagine the newest indie albums would play in the background the whole time too. Aside from acting, Cera has also established himself in the music industry as a bassist when he joined the indie-rock band Mister Heavenly – in other words, it turns out Paulie Bleeker is a bona fide indie-music lover in real life, too. I don’t care if he may have reprised his role as the awkwardly loveable teen boy too many times, because it just makes the possibility that Michael could be that endearing in real life too all the more likely.