Although their lives might be full of glitz and glamour, the rich and famous enjoy the same sorts of leisure activities as many of us do – well, most of the time. They say you can tell a lot about a person by their hobbies and with celebrities, it’s no different. But there are some whose downtime interests are just a bit unusual or downright bizarre. Take a look at nine of the best and most unusual ways celebs clock off and chillax from their busy schedules.
Kate Middleton – Deep sea diving.
Kate Middleton is perched on, let’s face it, one of the highest rungs of society. Picture the Duchess and the image that springs to mind is that of an elegant young beauty attired in an inoffensively stylish coat dress with matching designer handbag. But don’t be fooled by her flawless public image as she’s prepared to indulge hubby William by diving head first into one of his favorite hobbies – Deep sea diving.
Steve Carell – Online Poker
American actor, director, comedian and all round funny man Steve says he likes nothing more than to spend his off-time playing online poker, and who can say fairer than that? Why spend time painfully learning karate or collecting old stamps when you can hit a virtual casino and put it all on black. Be like Steve and log on to claim your welcome bonus online.
Angelina Jolie – Collecting Daggers
Do old knives cut as well as new ones? Angelina would be able to tell you as this iconic Hollywood actress and UN Ambassador has been collecting daggers, of the antique and curious kind, since her mom took her to buy her first at the tender age of twelve.
“Barbie ( reprise )” (CC BY 2.0) by Tracheotomy Bob
Johnny Depp – Playing with Dolls
Okay, this one is really kind of bizarre. Aspirations of being sat on the other side of the camera perhaps? Or is he simply reminiscing about his early years playing with Barbie and GI Joe? Whatever the reason behind it, and no matter how strange it may seem, just let Johnny be happy with his plastic dolls, because it keeps him smiling.
Sarah Jessica Parker – Knitting.
Knitting isn’t unusual per se, it’s just a noble pursuit harking back to more simple times. This Sex in the City star spends her time on set, between takes, casually knitting. Good for her – Why play on an iPad when you could be knitting an honest sweater instead?
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Tom Hanks – Collecting vintage typewriters.
With a long and illustrious career in Hollywood and with credits in virtually every genre of film these days Tom Hanks likes to keep things simple. This Castaway star is a committed collector of vintage typewriters, machines he uses to write down his inner-most observations with no fear of being hacked into or of his hard-drive crashing.
Taylor Swift – Snow Globes
Nashville country singer Taylor is one of the world’s biggest known singing sensations, and she likes nothing more than making humble snow globes and giving them away to friends and fans as Christmas trinkets. Not quite bizarre, more plain adorable.
Paris Hilton – Frog Hunting
Professional personality Paris Hilton has lived a life of charm over the past years but has a quirky pastime – Frog Hunting. The Hotel heiress likes nothing more than getting back to nature chasing amphibians, catching them, before releasing them back into the wild and then, get this – Chasing them all over again!
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Claudia Schiffer – Collecting insects.
German catwalk sensation Claudia Schiffer is one of modeling’s biggest names but that doesn’t mean she hasn’t got time for the little people. This ex-super model is fascinated with spiders and is an enthusiast of bugs of all shapes and sizes that she collects as specimens pinned down in glass cases. All of which is kind of bizarre.