The typical life of a Hollywood star includes all champagne parties on yachts, shopping at the most overpriced stores and boutiques, and spending time with other celebrities. Many people dream of living the celebrity life and being suddenly thrust into the public eye, but for some actors and musicians, the pressures of show business can weigh down on their hearts and souls and force them into an early retirement from Hollywood.
So where are these former TV, movie, and music stars now? Why, like you and me, they’re spending most of their times at humble 9-to-5s to earn a living. Here are 20 celebrities that have ditched the Hollywood craziness and work regular day jobs.
20. Jack Gleeson from Game of Thrones
Jack Gleeson has played Joffrey Baratheon on HBO’s Game of Thrones and has become one of the most hated/loved actors in the series. The hate for Jack stems from his impeccable portrayal of Cersei Lannister’s eldest son. However, after the character was killed off in season 4, he decided to enter into the world of academics. Jack also started his own theater production company, Bears in Space, but it ceased operations in late 2016.
19. Nikki Blonsky from Hairspray
Nikki Blonsky became an instant favorite in the musical comedy film Hairspray in 2007. After its release, it has been reported that Nikki continued to receive offers to act in film and on TV, but the actress was looking for a steady source of income and not just sporadic acting gigs. She decided to leave acting and sought a career in cosmetics. She now works as a hairstylist and makeup guru out of Great Neck, NY.
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