As the saying goes: you have to start somewhere.
And so many stars got started wherever they existed, waiting tables after school, earning minimum wage between auditions, or even starting a full-fledged career before they realized it [insert more stable profession here] would never make her happy.
That doesn’t mean they didn’t take pride in their work, even if it was 180 degrees from where they wanted to be.
“When you’re first starting out, your first job, be it 7-Eleven or whatever” Hugh Jackman mused to Fast Company in 2019, “You realize you have a role to play — a responsibility — and people expect you to fulfill it.” And while his supermarket career wasn’t exactly famous, “I had Feeling like I could go my own way,” he added. “I could work with my hands, my feet and my brain.”
Of course, leave it to the de facto master of all ceremonies to make even the most thankless entrance sound instructive and inspiring.