Imagine not only being famous enough to require hiring a publicist, but being such a superstar that you actually share that very publicist with other extremely famous people. That, apparently, is the case for Charlize Theron and Rihanna, and seems to lead to some good-natured celebrity competition. “You want your publicist to like you,” Theron explained to Seth Meyers on Wednesday night. “You want to think that your publicist thinks that you’re worth putting out there in the world and that has to come from a very authentic place. It’s hard when your other client is somebody like Rihanna. I always sincerely thought my publicist loved me but then, uh …” She momentarily trailed off. Because as it turns out, sharing a publicist with Rihanna can lead to some epic trolling.
So here’s what happened, per the Long Shot actress: On Theron’s birthday, her publicist, Amanda Silverman, sent her a very nice and appropriate text message that read, “Happiest bday.” Respectable, right? But it turns out that on the singer, actress, and Fenty entrepreneur’s birthday, Silverman instead wrote to Rihanna, “To my FAVORITE!!!! I hope you are having a blast.”
Theron knows this for a fact, because Rih decided to put her exchange with their shared publicist on a T-shirt (including her reply to Silverman, which read, “I’m putting this email on a T-shirt and sending to Charlize! [laugh-cry emoji]”), which she then gave to Theron.
Ah, the sting of a friendly trolling.