We all know that growing up in the public eye is hard on the stars who have done it, but we still wonder what it was really like. They must have had these glamorous lives, full of crazy parties and famous friends, right? Well, one of the people who was around for it all has shared their photos from back in the day and honestly, it looks like it's everything we wanted it to be.
Randall Slavin was a struggling actor at the time, carrying around a camera everywhere he went. He attended some of the parties that we all wished we could be at, but has released his images so we can all pretend like we were there too.
He said that "I would just go out at night and take pictures, and people were cool with it. They'd always want a copy. I would drop it off in some photo lab and pick it up the next day."
"I think I was hyper-aware that I was around special people," Slavin said. "When you're young and you run around and all your friends are actors, they're in their own bands or they're wanting to be writers, and you're all hungry and starving."
He has shared some truly remarkable photos that will bring you back to a simpler time, before smartphones ruled our lives. Check them out!
Neil Patrick Harris
"This was at Guy's on Beverly. We were all young actor boys running around together, but this was sort of Neil [Patrick Harris'] fallow period — post-Doogie Howser, pre-Harold & Kumar. You could actually smoke inside a club, which is shocking today," Slavin said of the photo.
Scott Foley and Jennifer Garner
"This was taken at a Fourth of July party at director Steve Miner's house; they were about to get married [in October]," Slavin said.