Still humble, still naïve, entirely likable and charming.
We’re talking about the treasure trove that is early celebrity interviews. When megastars like Angelina Jolie, Johnny Depp and Leonardo DiCaprio were still on the brink of their fame, and of course weren’t as media trained or jaded by the industry.
Watch them in all their before-they-were-ultra-famous glory…
16-year-old Angelina Jolie nerding out about fencing.
Note: We would've enjoyed all those extraneous high school gym sports way more had Angelina been in our class.
4-year-old Bruno Mars impersonating Elvis for Pauly Shore.
Note: 4-year-old Bruno Mars is the Pokémon you never caught.
20-something Johnny Depp revealing he was a pen salesman (yes, pen salesman).
Note: That hair.
20-year-old Naomi Campbell weeeeerking it.
Note: The diegetic Deee-lite soundtrack; Linda Evangelista cameo; that Versace 1990 Andy Warhol dress.
27-year-old Jennifer Lopez going through the media rounds…in Spanish.
Note: How reminiscent this is of that scene in Selena when the singer says, “Me siento muy…me siento muy…EXCITED," right?
19-year-old Leonardo DiCaprio.
Note: Leo’s hand on his chin, because he's SO EARNEST; the interviewer’s ~~scrunchie~~; how his parents decided on the name “Leonardo.”