10 Famous People With Surprising Hidden Talents
When you see your favorite actors and actresses or singing sensations strutting the red carpet, it can be easy to forget that they may have talents outside those of which they are known for. They do, after all, only parade the one which has made them a star and is earning them money so why shout about anything else?
However, like anybody else in the world, these stars can be multifaceted and very talented people in other areas and so here we look at 10 stars with talents you may not have known about.
1. Will Smith - Musician
We're going to start off with the blindingly obvious here s most people will know that Will Smith started off his career as a rapper and was actually the first rap artist to receive a Grammy Award. Of course, if you are not of a certain age, you will not be aware that the Hollywood A-Lister also had a very successful rap career but he does sporadically release something every now and then.
It was, in fact, only because of money troubles that Will Smith accepted his first role in The Fresh Prince of Bel Air and the rest is history.
2. Daisy Ridley - Jazz Singer
The actress who came to the fore in the television show Mr. Selfridge as Roxy and then got her big break after being cast in the latest Star Wars movies is also an incredibly talented jazz singer and has even performed with the likes of such legends as Barbara Streisand.
In a strange twist of fate, her full name is Daisy Jazz Isobel Ridley and her vocal range is mezzo-soprano. Her talent repertoire also includes ballet, jazz dancing, Latin American, and tap.
3. Emma Watson - Boxing
Starring in the Harry Potter films as Hermione Granger, Emma Watson came to the public's consciousness at a very young age and has been in the public eye ever since. Going on to become a Goodwill ambassador for the United Nations, the actor is now something of a feminist icon for promoting her HeforShe campaign and speaking out against gender inequality.
As part of this, she took up boxing to promote self-defense classes for women in the Middle East and has kept the practice up.
4. Carrie Fisher - Script Doctoring
Having recently passed away, many news outlets reported on the late, great Carrie Fisher's acting career that included the Star Wars films amongst others. The actor was not just a talented thespian though but also a writer, and was a highly in-demand script doctor who would re-write scripts before they made it to production. These included things like Hook and Lethal Weapon 3 as well as re-writing some of her own lines as Princess Leia.
She also wrote several memoirs and a few pieces of fiction of her own.
5. Gal Gadot - Athletics & Sports
The talented actor who has appeared in several films of the Fast and Furious franchise as well as playing Wonder Woman in the upcoming Justice League series of films, Gal Gadot is also an incredibly sporty and athletic person who plays tennis, volleyball, and basketball and this athleticism allows her to do all of her own stunts.
This athleticism arose from her Israeli heritage where she had to do national service in the Israeli Defense Forces and she has kept up being active.
6. Ryan Gosling - Jazz Guitarist
His latest, award-winning, film La La Land sees him playing a talented Jazz musician but this is perhaps less testing than you might think for his acting skills as he is a very skilled jazz guitarist and leads the indie band Dead Man's Bones as their main vocalist.
It's not just acting and music which Gosling has mastered though as he also knows a bit of carpentry and can craft things out of wood like his character in the notebook and he can also bartend which occasionally comes in handy when he decides to drop by the restaurant he owns and help out from time to time.
7. Chloe Moretz - Butterfly Knife Skills
Of the few people you might be particularly masterful at handling a weapon, we doubt the name of actor Chloe Moretz ever cropped up in your mind but her role in the 201 film Kickass demanded that she know how to perform all the tricks and flicks with the knife and so she set out mastering the knife.
She later returned to her role in the sequel and once again showed off her talents for twirling the lethal blade.
8. Ariel Winter - Martial Arts
Best known for being a star on the runaway hit comedy series Modern Family Ariel Winter is also an anti-bullying advocate and often takes to the web to combat online harassment. A lesser known part of her identity, though, is that she is a purple belt in Taekwondo.
This makes sense when you combine it with her anti-bullying stance as she has long had to combat it and martial arts have been known to improve self-confidence. Alongside this, she is also an avid soccer and tennis player.
9. Chris Evans - Tap Dancer
The muscle-bound action star of Marvel's Avengers and the ultimate American hero as Captain America, Chris Evans is also a very talented tap dancer and actually learned the skill from his mother who herself was a tap dancer.
Alongside this, Chirs is also an accomplished museum and used to perform alongside his brother, videos of which can be found online.
10. Chris Pratt - Hair Braiding
The Parks and Rec funny man turned all action hero in things like Jurassic World and Guardians of The Galaxy, also knows how to French braid hair but the story behind his hidden talent is incredibly cute.
His sister taught him how to braid hair so that he could help her do it and then Chris would regularly do so for his wife after they married. The braids started to damage his wife's hair and so he taught himself how to French braid in order to lessen the damage.