We Made a List of Surprising Celebrity Interests to See Who Has the Most Unusual One
Really manly men can surprise you by liking the sweetest things, and then fragile ladies turn out to be into very badass activities. From a passion for spiders and daggers to the innocent pastime of knitting and collecting toys — our favorite celebrities might enjoy doing some very peculiar things once they are out of the public eye.
Bright Side decided to take a sneak peek into the private lives of these 15 celebrities. We can’t wait to tell you what they enjoy doing during their free time!
1. Angelina Jolie: Collecting daggers
Angelina’s mother took her to buy her first dagger when she was around 11, and this is how she got into this hobby. And many years later, she passed this passion onto her family too. Her son Maddox also seems to be interested in collecting various blades. They get dulled to make them safe. Jolie adds: “we also talk about samurais and about the idea of defending someone as good.”
2. Beyoncé: Making honey
The popular singer has 2 beehives at her house. She takes care of around 80,000 bees and produces several hundred jars of honey per year. Beyoncé started this activity mostly because of her daughters, who suffer from severe allergies, and honey is known for its healing properties.
3. Katy Perry: Collecting locks of other celebrities hair
Katy recalls that one of the first times she went to the Grammys, she was sharing a dressing room with Miley Cyrus and Taylor Swift. This is when she asked them each for a lock of their hair, and then put them in her purse. “Totally creepy but awesome” — is how Katy herself described this incident.
4. Brad Pitt and Leonardo DiCaprio: Pottery
Apart from being friends, it seems like they have found a new hobby to bond over — making various objects with clay. While working on Once Upon a Time in Hollywood, they spent evenings in Brad’s own sculpting studio at his house. They’ve said that could spend hours at night creating art together.
5. Ryan Gosling: Knitting
He got into this hobby during the filming of Lars and the Real Girl. An all-day scene featured old ladies who were knitting, and later they taught Ryan how to do it. He says that it was one of the most relaxing days of his life. He has been enjoying this activity ever since. “If I had to design my perfect day, that would be it,” Ryan adds.
6. Claudia Schiffer: Collecting insects
One of the world’s biggest fashion models has been fascinated by spiders since her childhood, as she enjoyed watching how their webs sparkle with the morning dew. In her house, she has a whole collection of various insects, together with encyclopedias about them.
7. Mila Kunis: Star Trek
In her late teens, she got into Star Trek and has been a big fan ever since. Not only has she visited various attractions like Star Trek: The Experience, but she also has vintage figurines from the franchise. On top of that, her friend gifted her with a signed and framed photo of Leonard Nimoy, the actor who played Spock.
8. Johnny Depp: Collecting unique Barbies
Depp is the proud owner of dozens of limited-edition Barbie dolls. Some of them are based on famous celebrities like Beyoncé, the High School Musical cast, New Kids on the Block, Elvis, and even Donny Osmond. He pays a lot of attention to their details. For example, once Lindsay Lohan was under house arrest and had to wear an ankle monitoring bracelet. So, Johnny got a doll of her with this accessory.
9. Mary-Kate Olsen: Showjumping
Mary-Kate already has a life full of many remarkable activities — from being an actress and producer to being a fashion designer. However, that’s not all she is capable of. She has always been interested in horseback riding. But her passion doesn’t just stop there, she loves to participate in various big competitions and when she does, she totally rocks them.
10. Tom Hanks: Collecting vintage typewriters
Not only does he own more than a hundred vintage typewriters, but he also knows a lot about every single one of them. He has been collecting them for a long time, and still uses them daily to type for various purposes, starting from his own stories and finishing with grocery lists. His passion is so big that he even got his own phone app called “Hanx Writer,” which gives users the experience of an old-fashioned typewriter keyboard.
11. Leslie Mann: Unicycling
When she was just 10 years old, she got one for Christmas as a present. Afterward, she taught herself how to ride it and got rather good at it. She can perform different tricks that require a lot of control and coordination. For example, she can cycle backward and jump off curbs.
12. Justin Bieber: Solving the Rubik’s cube
It seems like Justin is into complicated puzzles. He has been to be into Rubik’s cube since his childhood and has gotten very skilled at it. From time to time, he can still be seen carrying an unsolved cube that he flips in a matter of minutes.
13. Nicole Kidman: Collecting coins
She is a classic coin collector. It is said that Nicole’s collection is focused on Judean coins, also known as Ancient Jewish coins from the 6th — 4th centuries BCE. Taking into account how old and rare they are, we might speculate that their worth is probably rather high.
14. Mike Tyson: Pigeon racing
Pigeons are Mike’s biggest passion and the first thing that he ever loved in his life. When he retired from boxing in 2006 he decided to dedicate himself to these birds. He spends a lot of time training them in his “Tyson’s Corner” pigeon coop, next to the gym where he used to train for his matches. According to Mike, pigeons bring him peace and tranquility.
15: Shailene Woodley: Going organic
The actress takes a lot of care when it comes to her health and wants everything around her to be as natural as possible. “I gather my own spring water from the mountains every month. I go to a farm to get my food. I make everything from my own toothpaste to my own body lotions and face oils. I make my own medicines — I don’t get those from doctors. I make my own cheese and forage wild foods and identify wild plants. It’s an entire lifestyle,” she says.
Which hobby surprised you the most? How do you enjoy spending your free time? We would like to know about it in the comment section!