FAME is a fickle mistress, with even the biggest names quickly becoming non-entities. Expect to be weirded out when these ones inevitably become D-listers.
Impossible, you splutter. Taylor Swift is single handedly carrying the music industry and is the soundtrack for generations of women and their long-suffering boyfriends. Well, David Bowie was a big deal but even he had a rough patch and ended up appearing on shows like TFI Friday for attention, so it could happen. Expect to see her on Bake Off one day. Regular, not celebrity.
The demise of the Rock would be surprising seeing as he appears to be in every other movie being cranked out at the moment. But what’s more odd is that he’s famous in the first place. He’s not really an actor and he’s no longer a wrestler, so why is he a celebrity anyway? Oh yeah, he’s intimidatingly hench.
Hollywood’s favourite goofy pick-me girl is riding high at the moment, but who knows what the next two decades will bring. All it takes is a few box office bombs and she could end up as a last-minute booking on QI, desperately trying to win over the other panellists with tales of her former glory.
Beloved by Generation Z, mostly unknown by people who can remember dial up internet, MrBeast is the world’s number one YouTuber. But if the likes of Fred and Ray William Johnson are anything to go by, even the platform’s biggest content creators have an expiry date. Or at least you hope so, because you’re deeply jealous of Mr Beast for making billions out of stupid videos.
It seems unthinkable. But just as stars die and the pyramids are slowly crumbling into ruins, even a celebrity like Tom Cruise will eventually fall down the tiers of fame. By 2043 he’ll be an obscure answer in a pub quiz, and the Mission: Impossible films will look laughably outdated. Top Gun: Maverick will still be amazing though, that movie’s a timeless classic.