Being a celeb isn’t always as easy as it looks. So who do they turn to for advice? Other celebs, obvs!
Sep 16, 2013 10:18pm
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Up-and-coming model Jourdan Dunn, 22 has revealed that she seeks advice from modeling veteran Naomi Campbell, 43. “She told me to take my own snacks on shoots in case they forget to feed you - which they do sometimes! And she told me not to forget to ask for time off otherwise you'll be booked in for job after job,” Jourdan told Vogue.
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Zac Efron and Leo DiCaprio are good friends and Zac considers Leo his mentor. It’s rumoured that Zac turned down the role of Superman due to Leo’s advice. He said: "He's a cool guy and he is helpful. I ask him questions every once in a while, and he gives advice to the best of his abilities, but he's not like a life coach." Er, we figured that, Zac!
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Selena Gomez ranks her mother Mandy as her biggest inspiration in life. The singer says that everything she does, she has her mum in mind. She told Glamour: “It's because of [my mum] that I can do things on my own... I like showing up on time. I like being good to people, and I know that I'm reflecting her at the end of the day.”
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Rita Ora was signed to Jay-Z’s label Roc Nation around four years ago when she was just 18 and since then she's blossomed under Jay’s expert guidance. Rita regularly hangs out with his wife, Beyoncé and has said that Jay-Z is a strict teacher: “I was late in the studio by 10 minutes and I got an email checking up on me. There's a fine if I'm late.”
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Growing up in Bey’s shadow can’t have been easy for Solange. But now that her own fame is skyrocketing, she’s revealed that Bey has been a mentor to her: “She was and is such a role model, but I think more so it was an insane learning process for me to have a big sister like that – to be able to see the good, the bad and everything in between that comes with fame and success."
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When Usher met Justin Bieber in 2008 and signed him up to his record label, he knew a huge star was being created and has been a huge support to Justin ever since. When quizzed about JB's recent erratic behaviour, Usher defended him saying: “I don't look at it as a negative though. I look at it as a teenager. A teenager having to live his life in front of a camera."
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We all owe King of Funny Judd Apatow massively. Why? The writer/producer/director has mentored hilarious Jason Segal. “I meet somebody like Seth Rogen [or] Jason Segel, and I think, ‘Wow, that person’s really talented and they don’t understand exactly how the business works yet because they’re not even 20-years-old.’ Maybe I can tell them some of the things I know to make their life less painful.”
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In what is surely every girl’s dream, Ryan Gosling has become mentor to his Only God Forgives co-star Yayaying Rhatha Phongam (far left). Yayaying told Ryan she wasn’t auditioning for roles 'cos she was scared. “But he [Ryan] told me, I should just try - that I have to try, and keep on trying. He was the first person who said that to me so directly, and encouraged me to take my acting dream a little more seriously.” Swoon.
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One Direction has been mentored by Simon Cowell since he assembled their group in 2010. Cowell told Rolling Stone: “As I said to them from day one, ‘You have to enjoy yourselves. You're going to make a lot of money, but you have to enjoy every single minute of it.’ When I see them now, they look fresh and they're having a good time. They know they can call me any time they have an issue.
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Girls creator Lena Dunham was mentored by the late legendary screenwriter Nora Ephron. After seeing one of Lena’s early films Tiny Furniture, Nora contacted her and the pair became good friends. Lena says Nora taught her that: “You cannot wait around for someone to give you permission to tell your stories." And for that, we’ll be forever grateful to Nora!
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In what is the weirdest celebrity mentor situation EVER, Oprah is reportedly set on getting Lindsay Lohan back on the right track. Oprah’s OWN network will shoot an exclusive interview with Lindsay and will follow her rehabilitation in a reality series. We hope Linds is serious about getting better this time – disappointing Oprah would be pretty daunting!
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Cara D is the modeling world’s It girl but the poor thing suffers from the autoimmune disease Psoriasis. During one fashion week Kate Moss was there to guide her. “Kate [Moss] saw me before the Louis Vuitton show at 3am, when I was being painted by people to cover the scabs. She said, ‘This is horrible! Why is this happening? I need to help you.’ She got me a doctor that afternoon; Kate gives really good advice.”