When you think of celebrities, you might imagine them living lives full of glitz, glamour, and riches. But did you know that some of the biggest names in the entertainment industry are also avid video game players? It might come as a surprise, but these celebrities are just like us – they love to escape reality and dive into a fantasy world, controller in hand. Here are some of the most surprising celebrities who are secretly gamers:
While many of us know Mila Kunis from her roles in movies like Black Swan or Bad Moms, she’s also a die-hard gamer. In fact, she’s been playing WoW (World of Warcraft) since 2008 and has even revealed that it’s her stress reliever. Kunis has shared her love for WoW in interviews, and she’s not alone in her passion for the game – her husband Ashton Kutcher is also a fan.
Vin Diesel might be known for his tough-guy roles in movies like The Fast and the Furious franchise and Riddick, but he’s got a softer side – a side that loves playing Dungeons and Dragons. While D&D isn’t a video game in the traditional sense, it’s a tabletop game that has had video game adaptations over the years. Diesel has been playing D&D for over 20 years and even wrote the foreword for the 30th-anniversary edition of the game’s manual.
Megan Fox has starred in plenty of action-packed movies over the years, including Transformers and Ninja Turtles, but her downtime is a bit more low-key. She’s been known to game on consoles like the Xbox and PlayStation and has even spoken out about her love for Halo. In an interview with Rolling Stone, Fox said she and her ex-husband Brian Austin Green would spend hours playing the game together.
If you’re a fan of The Simpsons, you might recognize the name Hank Azaria – he voices characters like Moe the bartender and Chief Wiggum on the show. But Azaria has another talent – he’s a skilled gamer. He’s been open about his love for video games, “I’m a Middle-earth guy, so I’ve put a lot of time into Lord of the Rings never wanted to leave, ever. I’m a Civilization guy, played thousands of hours of Civilization. And I really loved the latest Spider-Man game.” In fact, Azaria was one of the celebrity invitees at the E3 2011 gaming convention.
Zac Efron is arguably one of Hollywood’s biggest heartthrobs, but he’s also not afraid to show off his geeky side. He’s been photographed leaving a GameStop store with an armful of games and has even revealed in interviews that he’s a fan of games like Call of Duty and Halo. Efron even joked with Jimmy Fallon during an appearance on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon that he skipped a social event to play video games instead.
When she’s not modelling for Sports Illustrated or appearing in movies like The Other Woman, Kate Upton likes to unwind by playing video games. She’s even said in interviews that she likes to play games like Call of Duty with her fiancé, baseball player Justin Verlander. Upton has also been known to delve into the world of mobile gaming, sharing her love for the game Apples to Apples in an interview with Men’s Fitness.
Snoop Dogg has been in the rap game for over 20 years, but he’s also got another passion – video games. He’s been spotted playing everything from FIFA to Madden NFL and even made an appearance at E3 2018 to promote the game Madden NFL 19. Snoop is also a fan of the popular game Call of Duty and has even been featured in the game’s promotion in the past.
Aubrey Plaza is known for her quirky roles in movies like Scott Pilgrim vs. the World and Parks and Recreation, but she’s also an avid gamer. In an interview with Vanity Fair, Plaza shared that she likes to game on her PlayStation, “The game I always go back to is Red Dead Redemption. I have loved that game since it came out and I will play it all the way through, start to finish, over and over again. It’s so fun. It’s the type of game where, yeah, you could go shoot people and steal their horses, or you could just ride around and enjoy the scenery and shoot bottles off trees.” Plaza has also mentioned she’s a fan of the game Fallout: New Vegas and the Nintendo game Animal Crossing.
It might come as a surprise, but some of your favourite celebrities are also avid gamers. From Mila Kunis to Vin Diesel, these Hollywood stars love to escape reality and dive into a fantasy world, just like the rest of us. So next time you’re playing your favourite video game, just remember – you’re in good company.