Hollywood starlets and celebs, through the ages and through all periods, have been known to exhibit diva-like, princess-y behavior. It sort of goes with the territory, but there have been plenty of ladies who have taken things to extreme (and brutal) levels. Throwing epic temper tantrums. Hurling bedazzled cell phones at assistants. Denying autographs for fans. Flashing those lady parts for all the world to see, due to the curious decision to forego panties while embarking on a night of partying.
Lots of celebs sound like dragons to work with and to work for, or to even be around. But lately, we've noticed a new, surprising and applause-worthy trend. Kind and classy behavor is the new diva move; kind is the new "mean" when it comes to celeb actions toward commonfolk.
Celebrity Starlet Circa 2014 is kind. She's considerate. She puts others before herself. She is — get this! — nice. She wears her undies. She is happy to spend time with fans and the rest of us. She is, essentially, a do-gooder.
Amy Adams is a perfect example of this new trend of Hollywood's leading ladies being nicer, cooler and more like you and I than their predecessors. The Oscar-nominated actress grabbed headlines last week when she gave up her first class seat on a flight from Detroit to L.A. to a solider on board her flight. She swapped seats with him, thus occupying his coach seat and offering him a much more comfortable flight. And in true sweetheart fashion, Adams spoke out about all the press her action got, saying that she didn't give up her seat to call attention to herself but to call attention to our troops and servicemen and servicewomen. How rad, right?
She is not the only famous Amy to do something so rad. Earlier this year, funny gal and Tina Fey BFF Amy Poehler gave up her first class seat on a cross-country flight to a woman who had her hands full with a newborn. As the mother of two kids, Poehler knows that toting an infant is tough and that it's amplified when manuevering on an aircraft, so she happily offered her seat to the new mommy. Amy P. is aces, indeed!
There are other majorly cool and selfless celeb moves besides giving up an airplane seat, though!
The always stunning Mila Kunis accepted Marine Sergeant Scott Moore's YouTube-delivered invite to the 2011 Marine Corps Birthday Ball in Greenville, N.C. His clever and creative ask went viral and got Kunis' attention and it spawned tons of copycat invites, to things like other military events, proms and more, from regular guys and gals to celebs. But Kunis was infinitely cool since she accepted and attended. In most of these cases, the celebs decline due to scheduling conflicts, but Kunis got gussied up to go! Yay, Mila Kunis!