16 Celebs You Might See on the Subway

They call it the great equalizer: Rich or poor, young or old, Mariah Carey or Neil Diamond—the subway doesn’t discriminate. So if you spot one of these celebs on your train, don’t be surprised (or at least don’t freak out and blow their cover). Here, 16 of our favorite MetroCard holders.

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Emma Watson

And she’s hiding free books at different stops. (Our Hermione girl-crush just increased a million-fold.) 

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Allison Williams

We honestly wouldn’t have recognized her in this get-up.

Jessica Chastain

And the cutest fam award goes to…

Drew Barrymore

Permission granted to apply concealer on the subway.

Mariah Carey

Leave it to Mimi to wear a sparkly blue gown and fingerless gloves on the 1 train. 

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Tom Hanks

He seems to be deep in thought (probably about Wilson, RIP).

Alexa Chung And Zooey Deschanel

If only we looked this chic waiting for our train…

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Helen Mirren

Academy-award-winning dames: They’re just like us! (Except for the whole Will Smith thing.)

Katy Perry

Squad goals on the A train.

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Neil Patrick Harris

Don’t worry, NPH. The trains confuse us, too.

Andy Cohen

New reality show pitch: Real Housewives of the MTA.

Sarah Jessica Parker

Carrie Bradshaw SJP would wear stilettos on the E train.

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Neil Diamond

“I’ll be what I am, a solitary man, solitary man…”

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Maggie Gyllenhaal

Maybe she’s rehearsing a scene in HBO’s new show The Deuce?

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Emma Roberts

Chanel Oberlin on the subway? Not possible.

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Hilary Swank

See? Even million-dollar babies ride the subway.


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