Being an A-list caliber actor is a luxurious life the common man would almost do anything for because money doesn’t buy happiness but wealth allows you the freedom to pretty much do whatever you want.
As Ryan Gosling once said when you come out to Hollywood hoping to make it you’ll soon find out whether it was a “premonition or delusion,” that brought you there in the first place. Actors are known to have oddball jobs before they became famous.
And this A-list actor just revealed that his first job was cleaning out breast pumps.
The life of an actor is a hard job because they’re almost all starving artists.
If you can imagine a world where 99.9 percent of actors come out to Hollywood with a dream of being the next Tom Hanks or Meryl Streep; that means the percentage chances of making it is close to zero. Yet, every year millions of hopeful deluded actors fool themselves into believing they’re the next big thing in Hollywood.
It’s important to note there are a lot of actors who never fully get that 20 million dollar payday they were hoping for, and don’t exactly have a choice in the roles because they’re not at the A-lister level, that still make a comfortable living as a working actor.
But that also means they take on really odd jobs sometimes. It’s kind of weird to hear about what some of the actors go through.
For instance, Danny DeVito styled dead peoples’ hair. Funnily enough, he did play a weird psychopath mortician in the movie “Screwed,” so he had life experience before he took on that particular role.
Legendary actor Christopher Walken worked for a circus when he was a young boy and actually tamed lions. Technically, he was the assistant lion tamer but if you ever need to cast an actor in a movie about lions that’s not CGI like the upcoming “Lion King,” he’d at least know what he’s doing.
The only man to play Wolverine in film history, Hugh Jackman, was surprisingly an elementary P.E. teacher before he hit it big. In fact, hilariously enough, back in 2013 he was on the red carpet at the Zurich Film Festival and a journalist, Rollo Ross, stopped him for an interview when Jackman interrupted saying, “Rollo, I’m sorry mate, but we go way back. I used to teach you at a high school in P.E., and I want to know how your physical education is progressing. It’s very important to me.”
The Academy Award-winning actor, Dustin Hoffman, used to type the Yellow Pages. For all you Millennials who don’t know what the Yellow Pages are it was an analog phone book with advertisements for local companies in your area in the front of it; referred to as the White Pages.
And then there’s Thor, Chris Hemsworth, the Australian actor claimed this week that he used to clean breast pumps.
It’s one of the best segments on NBC’s “The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon” that they have, called “True Confessions.” The idea of the game is simple. Each person (three of them; usually Fallon and both of his feature guests) have two envelopes in front of them – one is a strange truth about them and the other is a made up lie by the staff writers. The other two have 45 seconds to ask them as many questions as they want to determine whether it’s a truth or a lie.
It’s truly one of the best games to watch on late night television mainly because you learn some crazy things about them.
Chris Hemsworth read his card after both Fallon and KumailNanjiani picked it and he simply said, “My first job was cleaning out breast pumps.”
He added, “It was repairing them as well, occasionally. Any pump, you know, there’s a motor with a belt, like a rubber belt for the suction.”
“Was it for human breast or animal breasts?” asked Fallon.
He responded, “Pharmacies would rent them out and they’d come back covered in dry milk. I’d clean the dry milk.”
It seemed a little too far fetched. Come on. Hemsworth cleaning breast pumps? There’s no way that’s true.
Hemsworth revealed, “I worked for a pharmacy, and they would rent them out, and the machines would come back, and I would have a toothbrush and some spray and wipes [to clean them].”