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21 Things Celebrities Love Doing Outside of Hollywood’s Glitz and Glam

Just like everyone else, celebrities are looking for ways to relax and actually find an outlet that is separate from their daily jobs. From making snowglobes to bird calling, some of their hobbies might seem a bit random or even odd.

We at Bright Side found out about the leisure activities that our favorite celebrities have but we couldn’t decide which one surprised us the most.

1. Maluma — soccer

The Colombian singer didn’t always dream of becoming a singer, but a soccer player. He also loved other sports, such as volleyball, ping pong, and even chess. However, his love of music that appeared at a very young age ultimately won him over.

2. Brie Larson — archery

The American actress revealed that she has a newfound interest in archery. She had posted a picture on her social media channels where she is posing with her target as she is practicing in a large field. She captioned the photo, "My hobby appears to be taking up new hobbies.’’

3. Jennifer Garner — playing the saxophone

The 13 Going on 30 star revealed that she has been playing the saxophone since her high school years. Here she is, showing up in a marching band uniform to play a “Happy Birthday” song for Reese Witherspoon.

4. Pierce Brosnan — painting

Pierce Brosnan fell in love with painting when he was 16 and even aspired to be a graphic designer once. He even credited his hobby to giving him “a great sense of comfort” while losing his first wife to cancer.

5. Mary-Kate Olsen — horseback riding

Horseback riding for actress and fashion designer Mary-Kate Olsen has been a hobby since she was a little girl. In fact, she started at about 6 years old and still participates in large-scale competitions.

6. Cara Delevingne — knitting

You can find Cara Delevingne waiting to walk the catwalk, concentrating on her new hobby. The model and actress posted a picture of herself on Instagram knitting backstage at a fashion show.

7. Johnny Depp — Barbie collections

Johnny’s interest started when he was playing Barbies with his daughter. But once her interest stopped, Depp didn’t want to part with the dolls because they were a sentimental part of his life. Now he has so many Barbies that they need a separate storage room.

8. Penélope Cruz — collecting coat hangers

This might make sense considering Penelope is a fashion icon. Apparently, she collects coat hangers and has more than 500 non-metal ones.

9. Katy Perry — collecting other celebrities’ hair

Katy Perry once revealed that she keeps locks of hair from other celebrities, like Taylor Swift and Miley Cyrus. She keeps them in her purse. The most surprising part is that she knows it sounds creepy but it’s still awesome for her.

10. Taylor Swift — making snow globes

Apparently, Taylor Swift enjoys making snow globes even with friends. Plus, she made one snow globe from her “Lover” video.

11. Ryan Gosling — knitting

Even though Ryan Gosling is one of the biggest stars, he once described his perfect day that has nothing to do with acting. His perfect day is when he is knitting, and if it’s done well — at the end, it could be a nice present.

12. Mike Tyson — attending pigeon pageants

A pigeon pageant actually draws in more people than we might expect, including celebrities like Mike Tyson. He’s actually loved pigeons since he was a kid and now he has over one thousand birds. He says that pigeons can teach us a lot about ourselves.

13. Kendall Jenner — bird calling

Maybe it’s not just a hobby but a Disney-style talent, Kendall Jenner is so amazing at whistling and making bird sounds that you would think you are surrounded by a flock of birds.

14. Beyoncé — beekeeping

Beyoncé started beekeeping to use the honey to help her daughter who has bad allergies. Soon afterward, it grew into a hobby. Now she has about 80,000 bees and 2 beehives.

15. Tom Hanks — collecting vintage typewriters

Tom’s hobby of collecting vintage typewriters is quite endearing. In fact, he started collecting them even before his career had a lift-off. For him, these machines are just the right combination of engineering and art. Right now his collection stands at about 120 typewriters.

16. Claudia Schiffer — collecting insects

When we usually hear what a famous model collects for a hobby, we might first think that it’s about bags, clothes, or accessories, etc. But this is not true for Claudia. She collects insects, especially spiders.

17. Brad Pitt — pottery

Brad Pitt started his hobby of sculpting and pottery as a healing thing to do after his divorce. But today it’s a way to express himself. It actually got to a level where he gets so carried away that now he doesn’t want to stop.

18. Demi Moore — antique dolls

Even now, her ex-husband, Ashton Kutcher, gets creeped out from Demi’s huge doll collection. He even tried to make her open up a museum for her antique dolls.

19. Nicolas Cage — castles and dinosaur skulls

Part of Cage’s erratic spending habit was buying castles and even a dinosaur skull. He outbid Leonardo di Caprio for it, but eventually, he had to give it back to the Mongolian government because apparently the skull was stolen.

20. Mila Kunis — playing video games

Kunis loves playing video games, especially Call of Duty and World of Warcraft. She was a member of several World of Warcraft guilds and she even had to quit one guild once she was recognized by a fan.

21. Leslie Mann — unicycling

Leslie got into unicycling when she was 10 years old. She got one for Christmas and taught herself how to use it. Now she can do many different tricks like jumping off curbs and cycling backward.

Which one stunned you the most? What is your hobby? Do you know of another celebrity’s hobby that surprised you?

Please note: This article was updated in March 2022 to correct source material and factual inaccuracies.
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