The two rented an apartment in Primrose Hill, London. But it was not only these two who lived there but up-and-coming actors such as Jonny Lee Miller, Angelina Jolie, and Sadie Frost (who later married Jude Law). To say that these two were close was an understatement. There is a rare photo from these days where McGregor is sipping a cup of tea while in the bath and Law is using the toilet while reading the newspaper.
Did we mention it was in the same WC? And that these two activities were happening simultaneously. With that kind of closeness and comfort, we’re not surprised the pair are friends 25 years later. They also co-founded a British film and production company together with Frost called Natural Nylon.
Geoffrey Rush & Mel Gibson
Can you imagine all the talent in these four walls? Few actors have the number of acting credentials under their belts that these two gentlemen have. While both have made their mark in the entertainment industry, few know that they once were roommates. For four months, they two rented an apartment together while studying at the National Institute of Dramatic Art in Sydney. Gibson attended the right school as nothing quite is as dramatic as Gibson’s famous line ‘Freedom’ in “Braveheart.”
Unfortunately for Gibson, his air for dramatics had major competition as his own roommate from back in the day has also proved himself to be a pretty accomplished actor. Apparently, the true competition between these men during their Sydney days was over a love interest – which Rush reportedly won.
Tina Fey & Amy Poehler
Amy Poehler once was reported describing Tina Fey “as just like Poehler but with brown hair.” That pretty much sums up their friendship. These two are like two peas in a pod, except one has brown hair. And their friendship has taken to the silver screen. In fact, watching any film with this comedic pair just highlights the wonderful friendship these two have.
And when the one is without the other, you can’t help missing seeing the two of them together. The two have been friends for an astounding 30 years. And it is obvious that they’re just getting started as they’re starting their comedy tour soon. Everything just makes sense since Fey and Poehler are comedy besties.
Jason Priestley & Brad Pitt
In 1987, Brad Pitt and Jason Priestley were very different men. The way these two got acquainted clearly shows that. During that year, one day Priestley came home to find a random, tall, skinny stranger sleeping in his bed. The sleeping stranger was Brad Pitt. It was not long before the two became best chums and moved into together.
And though these two Ps were destined for fame – and mega-fame in the case of Pitt – you’d never say so as they were pretty much slumming it. Money was tight then so the two lived on beer and Ramen noodles and had competitions who could go the longest without showering. Thankfully, those two showered before auditions, otherwise “Beverly Hills: 90210” and “Thelma & Louise” wouldn’t have been the same.
Riley Keough & Juno Temple
Sometimes, a film – even a bizarre love story – and living together are the necessary ingredients for friendship. Yes, you heard right – living together. These two young actresses, Riley Keough and Juno Temple were thrown into deep water when they had to share an apartment during the filming of the love-horror “Jack & Diane.”
According to the actresses who were in their early 20s at the time, Keough had just had her hair cut in preparation for the film and that was when the two met. Looking back, the two actresses thought it was crazy to share an apartment with a complete stranger, but a decade later, their careers have taken off and the two are still friends.