When you think of celebrities, you consider them in their sleek outfits and hair done to the best of its ability. However, what about when they’re offscreen? The celebrities below have some surprising hobbies.
During an interview with The Sun, Paris said, “I love frog hunting. I go to my ranches. I have one near Oakland, California, and another in Nevada, and I own an island. So I catch frogs and put them in a bucket and then let them go.”
Without being afraid of his surprising hobby, Johnny Depp boasts about his Barbie doll collection. Johnny stated that he believes they have helped him with his career. He definitely isn’t afraid to admit this and talk about it. On Jimmy Kimmel Live, Johnny said that he uses dolls to “test characters”.
Claudia, a German supermodel, said that she has had a passion for insects since she was little. The reason for her obsession was seeing dew drops sparkling on a spider web when she was a child.
Tom has an obsession with typewriters of all shapes and sizes and bought his first one back in 1978. His passion grew from that first purchase and he now owns over 100 typewriters.
Rod is an avid model train collector. At 75 years old, he even has a favorite train and states, “It means more to me than to be on the cover of a music mag.”
A child can have many things on their Christmas lists, but Leslie asked Santa for a unicycle when she was 11, and she’s never looked back. Leslie has become quite the trickster on her unicycle, and is able to cycle backwards and jump off curbs! In an interview, Leslie said, “The tyre has been flat for years, but I can just get up and do it. It’s like riding a bike – you never forget.”
In her spare time, when she’s not rushing around being Queen, Beyonce really enjoys making honey. In an interview, Beyonce said, “I know it’s random, but I have two beehives. Real ones. I’ve had them at my house for a while now. I have around 80,000 bees and we make hundreds of jars of honey a year.”
Nicole comes across as a protective and timid woman, however, she’s actually quite the adrenaline junkie. Would you believe that Kidman has a skydiving licence? Not only that but she urges other women to do the same.
We don’t know whether this is a hobby or some sort of weird obsession, but Katy Perry likes to collect other celebrities’ hair. During an interview, Katy admitted to keeping Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift’s hair in her bag.
Who knew that Justin Bieber is a pro at solving Rubik’s cubes? The bad-boy singer showed off his surprising hobby during a segment of “Carpool Karaoke” with James Corden. As they sang along to some of Bieber’s top hits, he impressively solved a Rubik’s cube in just two minutes, proving that he’s got some serious skills when it comes to the popular puzzle toy. It just goes to show that there’s more to Bieber than meets the eye!
Taylor’s Christmases are made of glitter, DIY and joy. Taylor spoke to Seventeen magazine about how she found the hobby on Pinterest and spends her time filling mason jars with antiques and glitter, then gives them to family and friends as gifts.
We can imagine that a former boxer’s retirement would be full of relaxation after all of those years getting punched in the face, however, Mike Tyson defies all the odds and spends his time pigeon racing. Not only that but Tyson actually attends a pigeon pageant once a year.
We know that Angelina can be quite a danger seeker, but in her spare time, she collects daggers. In a 2008 interview with W Magazine, Angelina said, “My mom took me to buy my first daggers when I was 11 or 12 and I’ve already bought Maddox some things. We take him to a special shop. We also talk about samurais and about the idea of defending someone as good. We talk about everything.”
Among his many talents, it seems that Will Smith has found another hobby to add to his repertoire. Along with his impressive acting, rapping, and scriptwriting skills, the multi-talented star also happens to be quite the fencer! As it turns out, Smith was introduced to the sport by none other than Tom Cruise and David Beecham. The trio often meets up to fence and work out together.
Jennifer Garner revealed her love for playing the saxophone during a Vanity Fair photoshoot. In fact, she even treated the crew to a rendition of “Mary Had a Little Lamb” on her beloved instrument. It seems that Garner is so passionate about her hobby that she has even given her saxophone a name.
It seems that American singer Jordin Sparks has a soft spot for Pokémon! The star revealed her love for the popular franchise by proudly displaying her collection of Pokémon cards in a video she recorded for the show’s 20th anniversary. Sparks is a self-proclaimed “huge” fan of the series and even keeps her impressive collection in a special binder.
Mary-Kate Olsen has been competing in showjumping since 2013, and even won first place with her horse Marvelous. “I came back to the sport because I missed it every day that I wasn’t riding. It was the hardest thing to leave and the hardest thing to come back to,” Mary-Kate said in the interview, adding that it “allowed her to exist in another world.”
Rosario Dawson has a deep-rooted passion for Star Trek that makes her geek out like no other. She not only binge-watches the show regularly, but she also incorporates some Klingon vocabulary into her daily life. Her love for the sci-fi franchise is so intense that she even dressed up as a Trekkie for Halloween one year. It’s safe to say that Dawson is a proud member of the Star Trek fandom!
Nicolas Cage‘s Superman obsession is well-known, even naming his son Kal-El after the superhero. He’s collected all sorts of Superman memorabilia, but surprisingly, it never crossed over into his acting career. Cage almost played Superman in the 90s, but the movie never came to fruition.
Julia Roberts’ hobby of knitting has proved to be a perfect way to pass time on movie sets. Her love for the craft is so strong that she has even inspired some of her fellow actors to pick up the needles and start knitting themselves.
Terry Crews is a multi-talented man. He can act, dance, play the flute, and draw amazing artwork. His passion for drawing began after watching Star Wars in 1977 and has since then featured his work on talk shows, Instagram, and magazine covers. He even designs furniture.
Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio became pottery buddies after filming “Once Upon a Time in Hollywood.” They reportedly spend long hours creating art in Pitt’s sculpting studio. In addition to pottery, Pitt also took up knitting in 2008 when he became a dad to twins Knox and Vivienne.
This definitely comes under the surprising category. Most households have way too many of these and they tend to end up at thrift stores. However, Penelope Cruz has admitted that she has collected over 500 of them. You’re probably wondering what it might be… coat hangers. She has collected all different shapes and sizes, but none in metal.
This isn’t necessarily a surprising hobby, but it is when it comes to rough and tumble, Ryan Gosling. The actor admitted, “If I had to design my perfect day, knitting would be it. And you get something out of it at the end. You get a nice present. For someone who wants an oddly shaped, off-putting scarf.”
Susan Sarandon’s love for ping pong eventually led her to a whole new entrepreneurial venture. In 2009, the actress opened a “ping pong social club” in New York, which included a bar and restaurant, devoted entirely to the sport she was passionate about.
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